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When it came to recording the first Porcupine Tree album Steven resurrected several old songs, co-written with Alan Duffy, from his teenage band Karma. This was one of them - a soft psychedelic ballad originally performed by Steven in 1982 at the tender age of fourteen. Steven: "It's a very old track - I always felt it was a really nice song. It's one of the Duffy lyrics i wrote the music for and wanted to redo."

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The butterfly sailed on the breeze
Past a field of barbed wire trees
Where golden dragons chased around
Pampered poppies on the ground

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  • lovely
  • So haunting. Fourteen when he wrote this...Fourteen! I still had trouble writing my name! [2]
  • Forgot how beautiful this is
  • I love it!!
  • So beautiful!
  • most relatable lyrics. ever.
  • One of Steven's best solos (the last one).
  • syd barrett would be proud of you steven.
  • Has a pink floyd (70s incarnation) feel to it. woo hoo!

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