SLS: Flutterbye

Blue butterfly fantasy night magic
Today’s theme from Jim is literally BUGGING me! I was gonna choose a cute kid’s song, but then I remembered one of my favorite “normal” songs ~ Bob Lind’s “Elusive Butterfly.” This is such a pretty, dreamy tune I can listen to it over and over again.

You might wake up some mornin’
To the sound of something moving past your window in the wind
And if you’re quick enough to rise
You’ll catch a fleeting glimpse of someone’s fading shadow
Out on the new horizon
You may see the floating motion of a distant pair of wings
And if the sleep has left your ears
You might hear footsteps running through an open meadow

Bob Lind wrote and recorded “Elusive Butterfly” in late 1965, and in early 1966 it reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also the adult contemporary chart. In Australia, it hit No. 2. At the time, EB was on the B-side of “Cheryl’s Goin’ Home” because no one felt that EB would be a hit. But when Cheryl met with a meh reception, DJ’s began playing EB and listeners loved it. Then the single was re-released with EB on the A-side. Bob said he wrote the song around sunrise after pulling an all-nighter in 1964. He wanted to portray the energy we feel when chasing after someone or something that may be a bit beyond our reach ~ the life-affirming feeling that is perhaps more profound during the pursuit than after we attain the goal (if we ever do). I can relate to this on many levels. (Wikipedia)


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22 responses to “SLS: Flutterbye

  1. I have never heard this before Paula, but enjoyed it very much!

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  2. Goodness, yes, a favorite song at the time, reading the lyrics the tune began playing in my head, (didn’t need to play the video) lovely music, and now today’s ear worm, but a nice one.

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  3. I was always surprised that Bob Lind didn’t write any more good songs, as this one is spectacular.

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  4. I’d never heard this one before!! Thanks for sharing ❤

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  5. It’s a beautiful song. Thank you Paula I’d forgotten it.
    Great share! 💜🦋

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  6. I haven’t heard this song in decades. Great choice!

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  7. This song used to play on the radio when I was young and I loved it then and I still love it today. Such beautiful words… Thanks for bringing it back to me today and sharing it. I’m going to go and listen to it again.

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  8. Super! It’s been forever since I’d heard this one. Funny how the words just automatically come back after so long. Beautiful song. 🙂

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  9. I’ve always loved the lyrics to this song Paula. Thanks for sharing ☺️❤️

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  10. A new one for me🎶💃🏼 YAY! New music 🥳😍🦋

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  11. what a lovely song! Its beautiful! ❤

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