The Triffids - Butterflies Into Worms lyrics

All you daughters, all you sons
Learn your lesson from what I've done
I threw away the gift of love
Between every line I've ever sung

A thousand times I looked you in the eye
And every time I mixed the truth with lies
But it seemed so good and it seemed so right
Singing gospel in the yellow evening light

Chorus :
Yesterday the world was mine
And every trick I learned
The only trick I remember now
Is turning butterflies into worms

Don't put no net down below
Don't call for my hand or try to see me down slow

As I turn away from the morning sun
To the bottle upon the shelf
So tell me who to turn to baby,
Who to turn to now, when you're with somebody else