Butterflies
Kacey Musgraves Lyrics


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I was just coastin'
Never really goin' anywhere
Caught up in a web I was gettin kinda used to stayin' there
Then out of the blue
I fell for you

Now you're liftin' me up, instead of holdin' me down
Stealin' my heart instead of stealin' my crown
Untangled all the strings 'round my wings that were tied
I didn't know him and I didn't know me
Cloud nine was always out of reach
Now I remember what it feels like to fly
You give me butterflies

Kiss full of color makes me wonder where you've always been
I was hidin' in doubt 'til you brought me out of my chrysalis
And I came out new
All because of you

And now you're liftin' me up instead of holdin' me down
Stealin' my heart instead of stealin' my crown
Untangled all the strings round my wings that were tied
I didn't know him and I didn't know me
Cloud nine was always out of reach
Now I remember what it feels like to fly
You give me butterflies, yeah
You give me butterflies

Now you're liftin' me up instead of holdin' me down
You're takin' my hand instead of takin' my crown
Untangled all the strings round my wings that were tied

I didn't know him and I didn't know me
Cloud nine was always out of reach
Now I remember what it feels like to fly




You give me butterflies
You give me butterflies

Overall Meaning

In this song, Kacey Musgraves sings about feeling stagnant and stuck in a web of doubt and uncertainty before falling in love unexpectedly. The chorus refers to her newfound love interest as the source of her rebirth, lifting her up and helping her untangle the strings that were previously weighing her down. Instead of feeling restrained, she is now free to fly and experience the euphoric feeling of butterflies in her stomach.


The verse "I didn't know him and I didn't know me" speaks to the transformation that happens when we let someone into our lives and how they can help us discover parts of ourselves we may not have known existed. The bridge alludes to the idea of a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis - a metaphor for a person shedding their old self and emerging as someone new.


Overall, this song is a beautiful ode to the transformative power of love and how it can help us break free from the things that were holding us back.


Line by Line Meaning

I was just coastin'
I was not going anywhere in life.


Never really goin' anywhere
I had no direction or purpose.


Caught up in a web I was gettin kinda used to stayin' there
I was stuck in a routine and had grown comfortable with it.


Then out of the blue
Unexpectedly.


I fell for you
I started to develop feelings for you.


Now you're liftin' me up, instead of holdin' me down
You've made me feel supported and happy instead of bringing me down.


Stealin' my heart instead of stealin' my crown
You're winning my love instead of trying to take away my power or success.


Untangled all the strings 'round my wings that were tied
You've helped me break free from things that were holding me back.


I didn't know him and I didn't know me
I didn't know who I was or what I wanted in life, and I didn't know you well either.


Cloud nine was always out of reach
I never felt truly happy or content before.


Now I remember what it feels like to fly
You've helped me experience happiness and joy that I never knew existed.


You give me butterflies
You make me feel complete and euphoric.


Kiss full of color makes me wonder where you've always been
Your love is so wonderful that I can't believe I didn't find you sooner.


I was hidin' in doubt 'til you brought me out of my chrysalis
I was insecure and unsure about myself until you helped me become confident and happy.


And I came out new
You helped me become a better person.


You give me butterflies, yeah
Your love fills me with happiness and joy.


You're takin' my hand instead of takin' my crown
You're giving me support and love instead of trying to take away my power or success.




Lyrics © CTM Outlander Music LC, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby

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@carlaann2682

Butterflies Lyrics

I was just coastin', never really goin' anywhere
Caught up in a web
I was gettin' kind of used to stayin' there
And out of the blue
I fell for you
Now you're liftin' me up, 'stead of holdin' me down
Stealin' my heart, 'stead of stealin' my crown
Untangled all the strings 'round my wings that were tied
I didn't know him and I didn't know me
Cloud nine was always out of reach
Now I remember what it feels like to fly
You give me butterflies
Kiss full of color, makes me wonder where you've always been
I was hiding in doubt 'til you brought me out of my chrysalis
And I came out new
All because of you
Now you're liftin' me up, 'stead of holdin' me down
Stealin' my heart, 'stead of stealin' my crown
Untangled all the strings round my wings that were tied
I didn't know him and I didn't know me
Cloud nine was always out of reach
Now I remember what it feels like to fly
You give me butterflies
Yeah, you give me butterflies
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Mm, mm
Now you're liftin' me up, 'stead of holdin' me down
You're takin' my hand, 'stead of takin' my crown
Untangled all the strings round my wings that were tied
I didn't know him and I didn't know me
Cloud nine was always out of reach
Now I remember what it feels like to fly
You give me butterflies
Mm, mm, mm
You give me butterflies
Mm, mm, mm, mm
Mm, mm, mm

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All comments from YouTube:

@CatherineHa

She's like Lana Del Rey meets country. I love it. So serene, magical and calm!

@sadhikaganguli9305

NAILED IT.

@katelynnwilliams9412

No

@meestamonsieur5357

But less depressive and and not about sleeping with married men and wallowing in self pity when they dump you lol

@desireemacdonaldbartel7542

Yes yes yes! I want them to collab! Then I can die happy!

@binamrarajkonwar6976

exactly.

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@Lizzie-ve7kt

Now THIS is country music. Vivid storytelling, varied instruments, and the cherry on top that makes her iconic is that melodic voice. I love that her songs mean something. You can instantly tell it’s country not because she’s inserting a few y’all’s and southern cities into the lyrics, but because she’s immersing you in her story. THAT to me is what makes real, genuine country music. There’s a reason we all remember Dolly telling us that Jolene had auburn hair and Reba describing Fancy’s red velvet dress. God I wish more artists were actual artists rather than same clichéd, formulaic, auto-tuned bros farting out the same nonsensical and meaningless lyrics.

@nataliem1661

do you know any songs that have the same sound as this one?? bc i really love this song

@Lizzie-ve7kt

No 😭 I can’t think of anything else that quite has the same sound with the music, lyrics, and voice. Some of the parts of the song remind me a little bit of Sara Bareilles’ Love Song, but they’re definitely not that similar it’s just something about the beat that reminds me of it. Oh and Miranda Lambert’s Bluebird is a little reminiscent of this one too. I don’t think they’re super obvious or super similar comparisons but I do think some of the elements of each of those songs remind me a little bit of this one and Bluebird is another great country song with a beautiful voice, music, and clever lyrics. Sorry that I can’t think of anything super similar but that’s another thing I love about Kacey’s music, it’s totally unique and 100% her. Her entire golden hour album is amazing (as are all her albums) and her first big single merry go round is so genius.

@nataliem1661

@L lol thanks i will go check those out!! also, just bought the golden hour cd yesterday. super happy😁 i have already listened to it twice

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