Part I

Verse 1

Camouflaged from the birds of prey,

Cautious of dangers on her way,

The caterpillar dreamt of wings,

Gilded and bright, adorned with rings.

Choir

Dangerous are the tempting dreams,

That are worn as a disguise by

Pandora's box of silenced screams,

That come out as a choking sigh.

Verse 2

One bite of the forbidden leaf

Was said to bring misfortune, grief.

But she paid no heed to warnings,

And she fed on that horrid thing.

Choir

Dangerous are the tempting dreams,

That are worn as a disguise by

Pandora's box of silenced screams,

That come out as a choking sigh.

Part II

Verse 1

Then suddenly one day,

She was a butterfly.

She threw reason away,

She answered the sad cry

Chorus

Of the flower withering

Under the wrath of the sun.

She shielded him with her wings,

And let her world come undone.

Choir

Dangerous are the tempting dreams.

Verse 2

His pollen blew a hole,

That she could never fix,

Through her wings, through her soul,

Her deceased heart still reeks

Chorus

Of the flower withering

Under the wrath of the sun.

She shielded him with her wings,

And let her world come undone.

Choir

Dangerous are the tempting dreams,

That are worn as a disguise by

Pandora's box of silenced screams,

That come out as a choking sigh.

Part III

(Spoken by female)

Look around you.

1

Look at the woman squating quietly on her freshly mowed lawn.

Her eyes wander over the letters scribbled on the paper.

But words lose their meaning and become incoherent to the brain,

Once they have managed to wound the fragile part of the heart,

And snip away the precious wings that let her take refuge in her paradise.

2

Look at the girl in the new dress and worn out sneakers.

It's been sixteen months since he left her.

She's okay now, she promises.

The sun glares at her daring form as soon as she steps out of the shade.

She tries to glare right back,

But finds herself staring fondly at the wide open sky.

She has almost forgotten what it felt like to have cloud nine under her sneakered feet.

Part IV

Verse 1

A butterfly crime scene,

Painted red with her sin,

Of loving the wrong one

With every breath she had.

Choir

Dangerous are the tempting dreams,

That are worn as a disguise by

Pandora's box of silenced screams,

That come out as a choking sigh.

Verse 2

A butterfly crime scene,

Tainted with what she'd seen,

When she embraced the sun,

To save the one she loved.

Choir

Dangerous are the tempting dreams,

That are worn as a disguise by

Pandora's box of silenced screams,

That come out as a choking sigh.

Part V

Verse 1

The last flutter of her wings

Caused butterfly effect.

Look, a storm is coming,

To ensure complete wreck

Chorus

Of the flower withering

Under the wrath of the sun.

She shielded him with her wings,

And let her world come undone.

Choir

Dangerous are the tempting dreams.

Verse 2

The cold winds of change blow

Through his meadow of lies.

The blood and tears free flow,

No one can hear the cries

Chorus

Of the flower withering

Under the wrath of the sun.

She shielded him with her wings,

And let her world come undone.

Choir

Dangerous are the tempting dreams,

That are worn as a disguise by

Pandora's box of silenced screams,

That come out as a choking sigh.

Choir

Dangerous are the tempting dreams,

That are worn as a disguise by

Pandora's box of silenced screams,

That come out as a choking sigh.