Sunday Lyrics: Butterfly Kisses

By glblguy

Father and Daughter
Photo by: Gabr1ela Card0s0

The Sunday lyrics song this week is Butterfly Kisses and is by special request from my wife. Butterfly Kisses was written and performed by Bob Carlisle. The song placed him and his is song on billboard top charts in 1997 and was played on radio stations around the world. The title of the original album containing Butterfly Kisses, Shades of Grace, was even renamed Butterfly Kisses due to the song’s overwhelming success.

Bob wrote Butterfly Kisses for his daughter Brooke prior to her 16th birthday. He says:”I was struck late one night with the reality that my baby girl had grown up and she would not be under my roof for too much longer. The job of so many happy memories and the burden of missed opportunities collided in my heart and the song just poured out.” Bob never expected the song to be recorded and was content with it being a private song for his daughter.

The words are powerful, the melody beautiful and the message, well let’s just say it will touch the deepest part of your heart, whether you have children or not. Now that I have a “daddy’s little girl”, this song has a completely new meaning to me. Not only do I hear the song, I feel it too.

Psalm 127:3 – “Children are a heritage from the LORD, a reward from him.

Below are the Lyrics to Butterfly Kisses and here is a the video. Listen to the song, and don’t miss all of the opportunities with your children that may be gone before you know it.

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.


3 Responses (including trackbacks) to “Sunday Lyrics: Butterfly Kisses”

  1. Lynnae Says:

    This is one of my all time favorites. Butterfly Kisses was popular right about the time we found out I was pregnant with our daughter. I remember being at work and bawling like a baby every time this song would come on the radio. My co-workers would turn up the radio, just to see if I’d cry again.

    I wish I could blame it on pregnancy hormones, but I still cry when I hear that song!

  2. Lee Says:

    This song definitely strikes a chord. The children grow so fast. It’s my son that just turned 16. My girls are 13 and 5. It seems like just yesterday that my two oldest were babies. It’s a sweet song…the time with them is so precious.

  3. Trent Hamm Says:

    Songs like this one remind me that we only have one shot at this. I have a two year old boy and a seven month old girl and every day that passes is a reminder that they’ll never be that young again. Don’t put off doing something with someone you love.