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Butterfly Kisses

by Bob Carlisle
Album: Butterfly Kisses
Genre: Traditional

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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
For 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."
In all that I've done wrong I know I must
have done something right to deserve a hug
every morning and butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet 16 today
She's looking like her mama 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, But if you
don't mind I'm only gonna 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."
She leaned over...gave me butterfly kisses with her mama there,
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
"Walk my 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.
To deserve your love every morning and butterfly
kisses-I couldn't ask God for more, man this is what love is.

I know I gotta let her go, but I'll always remember
every hug in the morning and butterfly kisses.

Submitted by Anonymous

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latinasunflower67 says...
THE FIRST TIME MY FATHER HEARD THIS SONG HE CRIED W/ SORROW AND JOY KNOWING THAT HE WILL SOON GIVE ME AWAY HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER BUT RECOGNIZING HE WAS GAINING A SON TOO. VERY EXCITING TIME FOR ME TO BE PLANNING MY DREAM WEDDING AND KNOWING THIS WILL BE OUR SONG TO WALK DOWN THE ISLE..

Ashton  says...
i love this song and i think that it is very appropriate for my big day and i think that everything will be fine as long as my daddy is here... and through the years daddy if i didnt give you butterfly kisses for real they were always waiting on you... through the good and the bad...

LHAMPT01 says...
This is going to be my father daughter dance. I have always been Daddy's little girl! When i was younger about 12 or so I dedicated this song to my dad when we were at church and I made a dance to it and did it at church so it will bring back so much memories and tears!

LHAMPT01 says...
This is going to be my father daughter dance. I have always been Daddy's little girl! When i was younger about 12 or so I dedicated this song to my dad when we were at church and I made a dance to it and dressed like BUTTERFLY WITH WINGS AND BRIGHT COLORS, AND did it at church so it will bring back so much memories and tears!

Nicole says...
I let my dad choose the song for the father daughter dance and this is the song he picked. I love it it makes me cry to know at the end of next year me and my dad will be dancing to this song after he gives me away at my wedding!

mystic_princess_1973 says...
omg that song was so perfect ! it made me cry when i heard it bc i been thru some hard times in the past n my dad has always been there for me thru it all.

Darkangel says...
OMG!!! i love this song this will be the song for the father daughter dance and when i walk down the asile!!!! i have to wait a long time cuz im only 11

Froglvr1982 says...
Love this song

ladybug5 says...
This song has always been one of my favorites and i can't wait to dance with my daddy to it. : )

KANDIGURLZCEO says...
this-song-is-perfect.i-cry-everytime-i-hear-it.

iLov3yoUu says...
man this song gets me a sobbing mess everytime! we chose this song for the father daughter dance.

kevinsgirl says...
This is my all time number one "Father and Daughter" dance.

kevinsgirl says...
This is my all time number one "Father and Daughter" dance.

happyinlove says...
Gets me sobbing too! I live in mi and my dad in oklahoma and makes me miss him even more!

weddingplanning says...
I love this song but people that I have talked to think it is to cliche and too long for a father daughter dance, any opinions?

weddingplanning says...
I love this song but people that I have talked to think it is to cliche and too long for a father daughter dance, any opinions?

Purple Passion says...
I love this song. It was a song my dad and enjoyed together. My dad was my bestfriend. He passed away about 10 years ago. I will dance to this song with my brother-in law- in memory of my dad. I just hope I can get through it without completing loosing it. Daddy I miss you. But someone I know you will be looking down on me, as I dance to this song.For the person who said people said this song is too cliche- No Way. If you love your daddy the way I loved mine it is perfect.

princess says...
I love this song, it makes me cry when I hear it, my dad was my bestfriend. I didnt realize how hard it is going to be without him being there. He would have been so happy. I would like to have it played, but I dont know if I could recover.

T and J says...
I love this song it makes me think of my dad. This is a have to for every wedding.

eplacencia says...
This will be my father and daughter song. Its going to be so hard for me not to cry..OMG!

Brittni & Darren says...
i have dreamed of this song as my father daughter dance ever since i was small and now im getting married and i know its not going to change

mzred says...
Dang every time i hear this song i cry!!!!WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME,because iam not a big cryer i cant wait till my dad hears it bacause we use to always do butterfly kisses more then real kisses i think of that song like its for me and him wow i cant wait till we dance to it on my day im gonna cry and mess up my make up and hes going cry i just no it ....

trishey says...
I danced with my father to this at his wedding... I can't wait to dance with him to it at my wedding in September! It makes me cry everytime I hear it.

Bowman_Singell says...
this has been me and my dads song for like ever thats why im gonna play it at my wedding for just him & I

usmclove says...
This has been my father and I's song ever since i was a little girl, this is how i learned what butterfly kisses were. He wont even listen to this song as were planning, imagine dancing on the wedding night =)

Duncan0708 says...
I am thinking of having this song, maybe just the last verse about giving her away and then the chorus to walk down the aisle to with my dad. We have chosen another song as our first dance song. I am having problems picking an entrance song for me and thought this would be good since my dad is walking me down the aisle. Any opinions on this????

Meghan says...
I knew I wanted this song as my Father/Daughter dance song long before Matt and I got engaged. It is sooo PERFECT. :)

cheysmom09 says...
i am getting married spring 2011 and this is the song i have always wanted as me and my daddies song...it means alot to both of us...i am his only daughter and youngest child and last getting married, so it will be very special...and i am sure tearful......:)

lisa says...
I love this song I can decide I want the most perfect song for my dad an I. Leaning more towards this one. Both song mean so much to me. Cant deside???

Zangelina05 says...
my dad dedicated this song to me.. -_-.... it makes me cry..

Yvonne says...
the first time i've heard of this song,i was so touched and i felt like crying...i remembered my parents and missed them so much at that very moment.so sad,i went to the altar without them by my side...they were both with Jesus now.

FutureMrs.DeLaVega says...
This is my Father Daughter dance song! I am so close to my dad that the song has to be PERFECT and this is it!!!

LATINFIRE says...
I am a complete mess when i listen to this song I cried so hard im blessed that my daddy is still here with me and will be able to walk me down the isle..He still calls me his baby and everytime i look in his eyes i feel the love he has for me. i'd prefer to use a song i know he will know the meaning of so im going to have to stick to a spanish song for the father daughter dance but this is such a beautifull song im playing it at some point :)

sarah.8113a says...
I know my daddy and I are going to cry when this plays for us next november! But He will know how much I love him and that I will always be his little girl!!

christina says...
This song is more like a song that the dad would walk his daughter down the Aile to

Mrs. Trigueros-Seny says...
this is my song i willllll be dancing with my daddy

doraeg2009 says...
i am soooo going to use tis song on my wedding day.. it's just what i was looking for...

FutureMrsBussert says...
This will be my father-daughter dance song. I am going to dance with both my father and my step father for half of the song. Its what my mother did with her father and step father and I think its the perfect song to include them both.

Kimberly says...
I love this song I started balling my eyes out i have been picking out wedding songs mostly all morning and i have my box of tissues right beside me due to how touching and how it its that special spot or how it relaited to you i might use it for my father daughter dance i dont know, but all i know is im buying stock in tissues!!!LOL

Nicole says...
I am so happy to have this as my father-daughter dance song. When I was a little girl my dad used to give me butterfly kisses and read me the book everynight before bed. This is the perfect song!

chelsey says...
I have been planning to use this song as my father-daughter song since i was 6 years old. I'm so glad the time has finally come.

Joanna says...
I will deff used this song for the father daughter song can' wait.

RUBY says...
i just heard the best song in my life ! i have never had a song make me cry till now. this is the one i will be playing as i have my daddy walk beside me down the aile

Jeanne says...
I love this song always had but my sister used this at her wedding, So I loved her first by heartland touched me just as much!

Kitty says...
one word..
perfect...

Robyn says...
I decided YEARS ago that this would be my father daughter dance song. Finally, Ill be getting married in October and get to use it. IM GONNA CRY!!

Katie says...
I used to play this for my dad when I was little now i'm getting married this year and I am making this a suprise for him and I to dance to, I can't wait he used to cry when I played it when I was little so I know he'll be happy. But this is a perfect song!!! Love it still makes me cry to this day.

Sarah says...
I've always wanted to use this one for the father/daughter dance at my wedding, but I cry every single time I hear it and am afraid I would be bawling the whole time... so we'll see :)

Alissa says...
I have loved this song since a child. Now in July I get to dance to this song. My dad means the world to me I love him so much. I know he will cry when he gives his only child away. I get to use this song do dance to. My dad knows I love him and I am thankful I have my dad here to dance with and walk me down the aisle. I love you dad!!

jessica says...
I am getting married in november. This is the song i will be dancing to for my father daughter dance. My only issue is i dont know who to i should dance with. my father passed away in january. this is my way of feeling like he is there. I didnt realize how hard it is going to be without him being there. He would have been so happy. i am crying like a baby right now. i just listened to the song. and need some suggestions on who i should dance with.

Nicole says...
Since deciding i was getting married (when i was like 10) i knew i would play this song while me and my biological dad danced. I didnt know him growing up (thanks mom!!!!) i just met him a few years ago. I know we will both be crying for what weve missed and what weve shared :) I love you Daddy!

sativa says...
when this song came out i told my dad that this was going to be our song.

Sara says...
i was flipping thought here looking for songs, and i came across this song and i picked it

Amber says...
This song has been in my life for a long time. when i was younger i used to go to dance classes and we would have recitals and this was one of the songs that they would do they would have the little girls line up at the end of their routine and their dads would come out of stage and give them flowers and take them off stage. i have never gotten a chance to do this routine but i have always wanted and thought that this was the song that i would dance with my dad with at my wedding.

Cassaundra says...
since this song came out its been our song...its even our ringtone when we call eachother =)

Nikki says...
This is my first dance with my daddy song:) I love it

maribel says...
When I first heard this song many years I cried and knew right then and there that this would be my father daughter dance song the day I get married. I am so lucky to have my daddy still alive and I pray God gives him health for him to walk me down the aisle on 7/31/2011! There's not one single time I hear this song and not cry.

Beth says...
My friend had her dad and grandfather walk her down the aisle to this song. It was very touching.

Renee says...
ive always thought of this song for me and my dad but we didnt know each other till i was 12 so its soooo hard for me not to break down im definatly a daddys girl still

Brittany says...
I cant wait to dance to this song with my dad. I have loved it every since I heard it for the first time when it first come out.

Nimat says...
not a big fan of country music...but i really like this song. im gonna share it with my dad and choose a song with him for my wedding in september. hope he likes it..i do! :)

urlilgal09 says...
My dad use to sign this song to me every night when i was a little girl then before he left he would give me butterfly kisses on my cheek. I m walking down the aisle to this song.

Isabella says...
When I was only a week old to about 2 years old my daddy would play this to me every night, so I would sleep. I found this song again when I was 14 and showed it to my dad, and he told me how he used to play it to me when I was a baby. Now I'm getting married, and he said this is the song we will dance to. It's amazing what your memory will remember :)

Mary says...
i will be using this song at my wedding... my daddy will nOt be able to be at my wedding so i will be dedicating it to him i am and always will be daddys little girl... i am his baby girl. i love and MISS you daddy.. :(

brittany says...
this has been the song that i always dreamed of my daddy and i dancing to at my wedding and we will be doing so he will so surprised.

varmitlover says...
My daughter--my baby is getting married April 9th, two days after her 26th birthday. This song has always been a favorite---just listening to it now makes me cry. My husband jokingly has forbid it to be played---but never fear, he'll do what the baby girl says. I just need to find someone to keep a mop and bucket handy, because nthere will be tears by the bucketful. How I'm going to get thru I don't know---it's hard when your youngest takes that walk and dances her dance with the most important man in her life--her father!

Hannah says...
This is going to be my father daughter dance song at my wedding. i love my daddy and he will be giving away his baby!!! I love you dad!!!

Kayla  says...
This is my fave song...I have always wanted to walk down to my husband with my daddy on my arm to this song..I just love this song so much! When I hear it, it sometimes makes me sad...

Monica says...
I don't associate with my father, but my mom played me this song when I was a little girl. I remember the cassette tape, I played it all the time. Instead of a Father-Daughter dance, it will be playing for my Mother-Daughter Dance. :)

Sarah says...
think thus is the song!... this is the very first cd my dad ever bought me!
 

 

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