Elusive Butterfly #JusJoJan

Judy from Edwina’s Episodes tells us that today’s Just Jot It January word was sent in by Evelyn of Eclectic Evelyn, and it is elusive. (That last sentence reminds me of a joke: A high-school English teacher tells her class one day, “There are two words you should never use: one is ‘swell’ and the other is ‘lousy’.” A kid in the back of the room sticks up his hand: “Okay, what are they?”… Trust me, you’ll wake up at 3 AM and laugh…)

Since learning what today’s prompt would be (because it ended up in my RSS feed just before I went to bed), I’ve had this song running through my head. Bob Lind had a single with it and it reached #5, but this sounds much different: it’s longer, the lyrics are different, and it doesn’t have the tambourine and strings. I like this one better, because there are verses I haven’t heard before, and it changes the whole song for me. From 1966, “Elusive Butterfly.”

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Author: John Holton

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11 thoughts on “Elusive Butterfly #JusJoJan”

    1. Plus, the other was in the three-minute range, perfect for Top 40 radio in the Sixties. And considering some unscupulous program directors, who would play it at 47 rpm instead of 45, closer to two and a half…

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  1. Those lyrics mirror me wondering about the scattered pieces of what was, what fears and regrets motivated me, and where I could have made better choices.

    Compare them to Iron Buttefly’s one hit, the first thing your title made me think of. I know which one I prefer.

    Anyway, back to CSS and JavaScript.

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    1. Yeah, I do way too much second-guessing myself, trying to figure out how things got so badly fucked up. Keeps me up at night, or rather keeps me from getting back to sleep after I’ve gotten up to use the bathroom.

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