Flies on the Butter
Wynonna Judd Lyrics


Old tin roof, leaves in the gutter
A hole in the screen door big as your fist
And flies on the butter

Mama baking sugar cookies, we were watching cartoons
I heard her holler from the kitchen
"Which one of you youngen's wants to lick the spoon?"

Yellow jackets on the watermelon, honeysuckle in the air
Daddy turning on the sprinkler
Us kids running through it in our underwear

Old dog napping on the front porch, his ear just a twitching
Fell asleep on granddaddy's lap
To the sound of his pocket watch ticking

Oh, oh, it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago
Oh, oh, you can dream about it every now and then
But you can't go home again

Me and my best friend Jenny set up a backyard camp
Stole one of mama's mason jars
Poked holes in the lid and made a firefly lamp

Me and Billy Monroe, sneaking down by the river
I'm still haunted by the taste of the kiss
I was too scared to give him

Oh, oh, it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago
Oh, oh, you can dream about it every now and then
But you can't go home again

There's a blacktop road, a faded yellow centerline
It can take you back to the place
But it can't take you back in time

Oh, oh, it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago
Oh, oh, you can dream about it every now and then
But you can't go home again

Old tin roof, leaves in the gutter
A hole in the screen door big as your fist
And flies on the butter

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Written by: CHUCK CANNON, AUSTIN N CUNNINGHAM, JAMES ALLEN N SHAMBLIN II

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Old tin roof, leaves in the gutter
A hole in the screen door big as your fist
And flies on the butter
Mama baking sugar cookies, we were watching cartoons
I heard her holler from the kitchen
"Which one of you youngen's wants to lick the spoon?"
Yellow jackets on the watermelon, honeysuckle in the air
Daddy turning on the sprinkler
Us kids running through it in our underwear
Old dog napping on the front porch, his ear just a twitching
Fell asleep on granddaddy's lap
To the sound of his pocket watch ticking
Oh, oh, it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago
Oh, oh, you can dream about it every now and then
But you can't go home again
Me and my best friend Jenny set up a backyard camp
Stole one of mama's mason jars
Poked holes in the lid and made a firefly lamp
Me and Billy Monroe, sneaking down by the river
I'm still haunted by the taste of the kiss
I was too scared to give him
Oh, oh, it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago
Oh, oh, you can dream about it every now and then
But you can't go home again
There's a blacktop road, a faded yellow centerline
It can take you back to the place
But it can't take you back in time
Oh, oh, it doesn't seem like it was all that long ago
Oh, oh, you can dream about it every now and then
But you can't go home again
Old tin roof, leaves in the gutter
A hole in the screen door big as your fist
And flies on the butter



All comments from YouTube:

Ryo Collins

beautifully written. No fill in lines, they all have meaning. This is what country music is all about. Kudos

Richard Dickerson

my mother is in a nursing home suffering from alzheimers and I play this song for her quite often. she will sit there and close her eyes and and tap her feet and enjoy.

amy wilson

God bless music.😏

Erica Griffin

Richard Dickerson 😌😟

TheMoonGoddess11

Great, Your comment made me cry. thanks

Miranda Channell

Richard Dickerson I'm so sorry :(

Patricia Martinez

Enjoy every minute you have with her and let her know how much you love her.

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hami ora

u can listen too this song 100 times and it still sounds great

Steven Ashley

You're right Naomi, what a great song this is and Wy's vocal performance is stellar. Judd's Rock!

Bob O Onme

This is so so very special ! Thank you so much for sharing! They sound so beautiful. I'm during here in the morning listening and can't type cause my eyes full. Me and my Twin sister who passed away a short few months ago. This was one of my factor songs I loved to. Play and listen to her sing. Mike God bless any of you who helped make this happen
Or understand or want to.

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