butterfly kisses lyrics – bob carlisle

“b*tterfly 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
oh, but most of all

for b*tterfly 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.”
oh, with all that i’ve done wrong, i must have done something right
to deserve a hug every morning and b*tterfly 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…..

b*tterfly 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.”
oh with all that i’ve done wrong i must have done something right
to deserve her love every morning and b*tterfly kisses at night.

all the precious time
like the wind, the years go by.
precious b*tterfly.
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 b*tterfly kisses with her mama there,
sticking little white 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”
oh, with all that i’ve done wrong i must have done something right.
to deserve her love every morning and b*tterfly 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 b*tterfly kisses…

/ bob carlisle lyrics