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    "Broken Butterflies" Lyrics

    Lucinda Williams

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    You wear your anger well and stand
    For all the world to see
    A heavy cloak and one gloved hand
    And no humility

    You stand inside the garden
    And feast on black cherries
    And swallow the manna from heaven
    And spit out the seeds

    You spread your anger on sharp-edged knives
    Cut my skin and make it bleed
    Like pilate in his self righteousness
    You're a traitor and a thief

    Choking on your unplanned words
    Coughing up your lies
    Tumbling from your mouth a flurry
    Of broken butterflies

    But the blood that flows I cannot hide
    That blood that covers me
    Nourishes the butterflies
    And they are healed and are set free

    I wish you had what Ruth possessed
    But then I don't expect that of you
    Grace and honor and faithfulness
    And the love that you refuse

    Will you ever learn to just forgive
    Will you open your beautiful eyes
    And bleed the way Christ did
    And fix the broken butterflies
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Lucinda Williams.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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