Butterfly Kisses

Lyricist: Bob Carlisle/Randy Thomas     Composer: Bob Carlisle/Randy Thomas

Butterfly Kisses
It's won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

There's two things I know for sure:
She was sent here from heaven
and she's daddy's little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes
and I thank god for all the joy in my life
Oh, but most of all
Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her hair;
"Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it's my first ride."
"I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried."
All that I've done wrong
I must have done something right to deserve a hug
every morning butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet 16 today
She's looking like her mother a little more everyday
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and make-up from ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world.

But I remember
Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her hair.
"You know how much I love you, Daddy,
you don't mind I'm only gonna kiss you on the cheek this time."
All that I've done wrong I must have done something right
to deserve a hug every morning
butterfly kisses at night.

She'll change her name today.
She'll make a promise and I'll give her away.
Standing in the bed-room just staring at her.
She asked me what I'm thinking and I said "I'm not sure
just feel like I'm losing my baby girl."
She leaned over...
gave me butterfly kisses with her mother there,
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
"Walk down the aisle, Daddy it's just about time."
"Does my wedding gown look pretty, Daddy?
Daddy, don't cry!"

Oh, with all that I've done wrong
I must have done something right.
Deserve your heart every morning butterfly kisses
I get morning butterfly kisses at night.