What does Butterflies and Hurricanes mean?

Search Login

Muse: Butterflies and Hurricanes Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Butterflies and Hurricanes Lyrics

Change everything you are
And everything you were
Your number has been called

Fights and battles have begun
Revenge will surely come
Your hard times are ahead

Best, you've got to be the best
You've got to change the world
And use this...

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 16th, 6:05pm report


    Has no one really thought the lyrics has something to do with Project Monarch (butterfly is a known symbol of a mind controlled person)? Moreover Muse has another song MKUltra so they're 100% aware about the thing.
    They have in fact referenced the topics such as mind & psychics control, totalitarian regimes and political liars pretty much always. For me the song is about hidden agendas in society and the ones who know about these, but has no opportunity to speak aloud, because, well, it's hard to be heard when you're in minority.

    cat_with_a_sword



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 18th, 2012 11:32pm report


    I always picture little stories with Muse songs. Butterflies and Hurricanes brings a feeling of a father talking to his son to me, of a very intimidating and pressuring father. He's ordering his son to buck up and be great. The father uses his son to achieve things that he's not capable of doing anymore because of his age.



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 9th, 2012 4:45pm report


    I think that it has to do with rising up and changing the world, to prevent it from crumbing into chaos.



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 22nd, 2011 9:27pm report


    The song title is a reference to the Butterfly Effect. A common summary of the effect is a butterfly flapping its wings in one location can cause a hurricane half a world away. I believe the song is a call to all of us butterflies to flap our wings and cause great change because now is the time for us to step up.



  5.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 18th, 2011 1:09am report


    I wouldn't exactly say it's just about changing yourself, but this song is about giving everything ("Best, you've got to be the best") for others, for we sake of a better world or the sake of helping others. Even if it means you have to get over yourself: "Change everything you are..".
    There are certain points in life where you have to stand up for others: "Your number has been called.".



  6.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 15th, 2010 4:47pm report


    To me, it's definitely about doing your best to make the world a better place. "Change everything you are/everything you were" is about changing yourself for the better and making the world a better place. Beautiful.



  7.  

    Jenkins
    click a star to vote
    Mar 17th, 2010 3:42pm report


    I think that the song speaks about changing ourselves to be better than we are and show the others that we're not what they believe us to be.




More Muse song meanings ยป


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Habit anonymous
Adore You anonymous
Should've Been Us anonymous
Clocks anonymous
Guitars, Cadillacs anonymous
Beauty of Annihalation anonymous
Teach Your Children anonymous
Thinking Bout You anonymous
Disenchanted anonymous
Angry All the Time anonymous
Good Intentions anonymous
I Will Remember You anonymous
Cemetery Drive anonymous
Rikki Don't Lose That Number anonymous
This Is How I Disappear anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Truck
HARDY
Next Girl
Carly Pearce
What Do You Think Of?
Lauren Alaina
What They'll Say About Us
FINNEAS
Bummerland
AJR
Never Be Sorry
Old Dominion
Long Live
Florida Georgia Line
Obey
Bring Me the Horizon