After realizing how personal the lyrics were and how they could be applied to Butterfly , she wrote the album's title track with Afanasieff.
On the song's lyrics, Carey sings to someone, telling them to spread their wings and release into the world on their own, like a butterfly. The accompanying music video for "Butterfly" depicts Carey in an abandoned house, trapped in a desolate life. As the video progresses, she leaves, apparently for the first time in years, and runs into a nearby meadow. Towards the end, Carey jumps over a barbed fence and goes out into the world on a horse.
The song's lyrics and video were directly connected to Carey's personal life at the time. The song was also a permanent part of the set-list during her Butterfly World Tour during Due to current conflict with Columbia, "Butterfly" was never issued a commercial release, therefore hindering its charting ability. The single performed weakly on the charts, peaking outside the top 20 in most countries, except for New Zealand, where it peaked at number The song also reached the top 10 in Taiwan.
During the recording for Butterfly , Carey was in the midst of her separation from then husband, Tommy Mottola. When the song was finished, Carey felt there was something more she could do with the song; the lyrics were very personal and a perfect fit for a ballad. It was '97 and I was leaving my marriage [to Tommy Mottola]. I was writing the song 'Butterfly' wishing that that's what he would say to me. But then the things that happened to me during that time caused me to not go back. Had it been, 'Go be yourself, you've been with me since you were a kid, let's separate for a while,' I probably would've.
The song was named "Butterfly" and became Carey's "favorite and most heartfelt ballad. Carey wrote "Butterfly" for Mottola, hoping he would say its contents to her, and choose to do what was best for her. It is set in the signature common time , and is written in the key of A major. Aside from assisting with its writing and chord progression, Afanasieff co-arranged and produced the track as well.
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