Metamorphosis - The Butterfly Song

Story Behind The Song

Several years ago i was invited to perform at the Butterfly Festival in Jacksonville, FL. I thought it would be great to write a butterfly song. I also made myself a butterfly dress. But I was not able to turn into a caterpillar.

Song Description

Any little kid that says a big word sounds why not teach them how to say metamorphosis...and learn what it means in relation to one of God's pretties insects - The Butterfly! Explores the mystery of creation: How can something splendid come from something that looks dead? Good question! This is a good song to use in conjunction with the children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle.

Song Length 2:14 Genre Unique - Children, Folk - General
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Welcoming, In High Spirits Subject Insects, Change
Similar Artists Laurie Berkner, Raffi Language English
Era 2000 and later


If you want to sound smart,
then say a big word like
If you want to sound smart,
then say a big word like
Then the next time you find yourself playin' outside
And along swoops a swallowtail butterfly
Don't just stand there, say, "Hi!"
I never metamorphosis like you!

Oh I never metamorphosis like you!
You hide inside your chrysalis, you do!
And as the days and weeks are passing by
You turn into a pretty butterfly!

The mystery of creation sometimes makes me scratch my head.
How can something splendid come from something that looks dead?
The caterpillar creeps along and eats a lot of leaves.
Then he spins a prison that transforms him while he sleeps.

That's when he undergoes
Right under your nose
Changing out his clothes
Now everybody knows
SPOKEN: What's that big word we just learned?

IF you.....

Lyrics Kate Carpenter Music Kate Carpenter
Producer Jamie DeFrates Publisher Kate Carpenter
Performance Kate Carpenter Label Kate Carpenter
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