The Name of the Butterfly

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When you drift alongside the cliff
When you smile in spite of the wind
I see you and your mesmerizing wings

When you land to rest on your leaf
When you change directions to leave
I dream you coming with the spring

But you
Fly away, You fly away
These hands are not meant to catch you
Fly away, You fly away
Such beauty is not meant to love you

When your colors flare in the lea
When the flowers welcome your dream
I feel you and the morning that you bring

With the chaos as you still deflect
When the winter backs with respect
To hail you and the beauty that you sing

When you sweep depressions away
When you wake the trees to tell of the tale
Of glory and the patterns of your strings

I will breathe inside of your well
Where you drink the waters to share all the wealth
To my home where summer will begin

Name what you want
Don't leave this place
Take all you want
Don't leave this place

Where laughter still reigns
Where summer begins
Where no autumn will paint
Don't leave this place

Where your spirits will rest
Where all your mourning will end
Where affection will mend
Don't leave this place

But in the morning you're gone
You left this place


from Definement, released January 20, 2011


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Aesthetic Empathy are a six-piece metalcore / alternative metal band formed in 2001 as one of the few new breed of metal bands on the regional metal scene. Our line-up includes two different style vocalists who create a unique atmosphere, making our sound very recognizable. ... more

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