the song
title : Catching butterflies
written by : Jennifer Crook
song copyright : © 2010 Jennifer Crook (PRS/MCPS)

the performance
musicians
Jennifer Crook vocals, harp
with :
Maclaine Colston hammered dulcimer
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, mellotron (marimba sound?)
Dorie Jackson backing vocals
Kevin McGuire double bass
Eddi Reader backing vocals
Boo? shaker
music
key : E flat major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 115
form : ½v V C V C v C′ C
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Catching butterflies

she sang a song that night
a little truth and a little lies
I was a child again
out catching butterflies
you walked into the room
something flickered and something flew
right into my open hand
not a moment too soon

but don’t you ask me to dance
this heart wouldn’t stand a chance
cos looking into your eyes
is like catching butterflies {butterflies}
a lifetime all in one day
destined to fly away

and I wish I was where you are
laughing out loud in some irish bar
or walking slowly along the sand
telling stories and making plans
but the distance lies in between
and there’s miles of ‘might have been’
for every beautiful thing I know
I’m always learning to let them go

{oooh behind:}
so don’t you ask me to dance
this heart wouldn’t stand a chance
looking into your eyes
is like catching butterflies {butterflies}
a lifetime all in one day
destined to fly away

– harp solo

{oooh behind:}
so don’t you take it as read
all the things that we’ve never said
it’s all unfolding before my eyes
like catching butterflies {butterflies}
a lifetime all in one day
destined to fly

{aaah behind:}
don’t you ask me to dance
this heart wouldn’t stand a chance
looking into your eyes
is like catching butterflies {butterflies}
{oooh behind:} a lifetime all in one day
destined to fly away


the recording
personnel
produced by : Boo Hewerdine
recorded by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti Studio, Glasgow in 2010
mixed by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti Studio, Glasgow in 2010
mastered by : Mark Freegard at ?
technical
track timing : 4:00
song timing : 3:55
released on
album : Merry-go-round track 1