Bye bye butterfly in the sky

A nameless beauty of days gone by

A flash of a miracle born of love

A gift and a sacrifice from above

Bye bye butterfly in the sky

A kindling of my love gone awry

A selfish link to a darkened past

A candle in the wind not meant to last

Bye bye butterfly into the night

A drive for the future to make it alright

In my mother's eyes I now see

How cruel and twisted nature can be

Bye bye my butterfly into the night

By all the gods I will make it right

Not by castles in the sand

But by better chance in fate's cruel hand

Bye bye butterfly into the sky

Smile down on me as days go by

I should have seen, I should have known

Felt your heartbeat and how you'd grown

But bye bye my butterfly into the sky

Haunting my thoughts now by and by

Your father loved you as I did to

What hurts the most is we never knew