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Ovation: Butterfly Kisses On Father’s Day.

06/16/2013

Happy Fathers Day type for card or ad.Many songs can elicit very strong emotions … some more than others … and some can be counted on to bring a tear to the eye every time they’re heard.  Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas is one such song.  A favorite at weddings, often during the reception when the bride dances with her father for the first time as a married woman, I think it’s a thoughtful addition to a Father’s Day celebration.

Butterfly Kisses

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 of the joy in
my life, But most of all, for…

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.
Stickin’ 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.”
Oh, with all that I’ve done wrong,
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning,
And butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet sixteen today,
She’s looking like her momma
a little more everyday.
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and makeup,
form ribbons and curls.
Trying her wings out
in a great big world. But I remember…

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.
Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair.
“You know how much I love you daddy,
But if you don’t mind,
I’m only going to kiss you on
the cheek this time.”
With all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right.
To deserve her love every morning,
And butterfly kisses at night.

All the precious time
Like the wind, the years go by
Precious butterfly
Spread your wings and fly

She’ll change her name today.
She’ll make a promise,
and I’ll give her away.
Standing in the bride room
just staring at her,
she asked me what I’m thinking,
and I said “I’m not sure,
I just feel like I’m losing my baby girl.”
Then she leaned over….and gave me….

Butterfly kisses, with her mama there
Sticking little flowers all up in her hair
“Walk me down the aisle, daddy,
it’s just about time.”
“Does my wedding gown look pretty, daddy?”
“Daddy, don’t cry.”
With all that I’ve done wrong,
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every morning,
And butterfly kisses
I couldn’t ask God for more, man, this is what love is
I know I’ve gotta let her go, but I’ll always remember
Every hug in the morning, and butterfly kisses…

(Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas)

Happy Father’s Day!

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2 Comments
  1. No one can make a Dad melt like a daughter can. Great song.

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  2. Unfortunately I didn’t have this kind of relationship with my father. When I got married, I was very explicit with the music person that he DID NOT play any sentimental claptrap for a dance with my father. As a matter of fact, I didn’t dance with my father at all.

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