All My Little Words
The Magnetic Fields Lyrics


You are a splendid butterfly
It is your wings that make you beautiful
And I could make you fly away
But I could never make you stay
You said you were in love with me
Both of us know that that's impossible
And I could make you rue the day
But I could never make you stay

Not for all the tea in China
Not if I could sing like a bird
Not for all North Carolina
Not for all my little words
Not if I could write for you
The sweetest song you ever heard
It doesn't matter what I'll do
Not for all my little words

Now that you've made me want to die
You tell me that you're unboyfriendable
And I could make you pay and pay
But I could never make you stay

Not for all the tea in China
Not if I could sing like a bird
Not for all North Carolina
Not for all my little words
Not if I could write for you
The sweetest song you ever heard
It doesn't matter what I'll do
Not for all my little words
It doesn't matter what I'll do
Not for all my little words

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Stephin Raymond Merritt

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ANATOMIKA

You are a splendid butterfly
It is your wings that make you beautiful
And I could make you fly away
But I could never make you stay

You said you were in love with me
Both of us know that that's impossible
And I could make you rue the day
But I could never make you stay

Not for all the tea in China
Not if I could sing like a bird
Not for all North Carolina
Not for all my little words
Not if I could write for you
The sweetest song you ever heard
It doesn't matter what I'll do
Not for all my little words

Now that you've made me want to die
You tell me that you're unboyfriendable
And I could make you pay and pay
But I could never make you stay

Not for all the tea in China
Not if I could sing like a bird
Not for all North Carolina
Not for all my little words
Not if I could write for you
The sweetest song you ever heard
It doesn't matter what I'll do
Not for all my little words
It doesn't matter what I'll do
Not for all my little words
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Scott Oglesby

This is a classic song that stopped me in my tracks.

In 2006 my dad was driving me and my brother to school and this played on WMBR 88.1. I think on a Wednesday.

it stopped us all in our tracks. I tried to scribble the words on one of my text books. I covered my text books with paper bags and stuff (everyone did in my high school) and I think I tried to write down the words so I'd remember it.

i remember getting to school and just remember and hearing what it was.

later I was so excited i went home and went on the WMBR archive to find out what it was.

We all got so into the Magnetic Fields because of that. My dad doesn't really like any music i do except the Magnetic Fields and the Cure and stuff.



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Daniel von Brighoff

You’ll be sorely missed, LD

Stephen Cramer

REST IN PEACE LD BEGHTOL 😢💙

Kile Pike

I was looking for actual magnetic fields......nice diversion tho...good song

Truth Matters

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Ryan Hodge

@Von Wilhelm Think they mean a vector field that describes the magnetic influence of electric charges in relative motion and magnetized materials. The effects of magnetic fields are commonly seen in permanent magnets, which pull on magnetic materials and attract or repel other magnets. (which I totally didn't rip from the internet)

Earthkeeper

You have to arrive at the heart of love in order to grasp magnetic fields ;- ) - After that, the entire cosmic riddle, the electric unified field and quantum leaps opens up! Im glad to hear that 4 years ago, you landed here and enjoyed this little song.

Von Wilhelm

Actual?

AquamarineDream

Haha!

tart green

Love this song? Get the album, 69 Love Songs by the Magnetic Fields. It's Epic.

beaker071

This album changed my life

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