Cliff Richard - Butterfly Kisses Lyrics

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, But most of all...

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.
Stickin' 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."
Oh, with all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right.
To deserve a hug every morning, and butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet sixteen today.
She's looking like her momma a little more every day.
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and makeup, from ribbons and curls.
Trying her wings in a great big world. But I remember...

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.
Stickin' 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 going to kiss you on cheek this time."
With all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right.
To deserve a hug every morning, and butterfly kisses at night.

All the precise 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."
Then she leaned over... and gave me...

Butterfly kisses, with her mama there.
Stickin' little white flowers all up in her hair.
"Walk me down the aisle daddy, it's just about time."
"Does my wedding gown look pretty daddy?" "Daddy don't cry."
With all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right.
To deserve a hug every morning, and butterfly kisses.
I couldn't ask God for more, man, this is what love is.
I know I've gotta let her go, but I'll always remember.
Every hug in the morning, and butterfly kisses...

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  1. Patricia Moore

    This still tugs at my heart. You don't think of losing your kids to their partners. So very, very well sung Cliff. Full of heart.

  2. Amanda Leonard

    This song being back good memories for me when I was young it. Being back loving memories of my mum from Amanda Leonard


    Deeply meaning... ❤

  4. GentleSpirit Rose B

    🦋 😘😘😘🦋

  5. linda daulby

    I have been following Cliff Richard all my life since the day i was born 1960 my mum and dad would put their favourites on and they made me singing from an early age.. i then went on to sing in Choirs at school and my local Church.. many have told me i should go in for singing when i was younger but i was too shy to do so.. now i am in a choir at my local Church yet again and i am 58 years old now and many people i meet say i should have gone to become a singer.. but my duty went on to nursing i am now retired early because of ill health but i am glad to be back singing with the choir of who i know from my childhood..

  6. the king

    I don't remember this song or video?

  7. Linda McArthur

    I have never heard this song before - sung so beautifully by Sir Cliff - I cannot find the words to express how it has touched me - the relationship between a fathet/ daughter is such a blessing - I no longer have my Dad around but this reminded me of him and he felt very close thank you!

  8. Evelyne Souchar

    I love your so warm voice,

  9. timcooper5

    Never knew this video existed. Thanks for posting it. Any chance of posting the "Vita Mia" promo please, that it think was only shown once on Uk tv, a morning special called "Stand up for Cliff" it was introduced as Cliff's new single, but never was released, even though promo's were sent out, always wondered why it wasn't released.

  10. Lulu Stash

    Tell you what Cliff, YOU ARE GORGEOUS! Yummy!

  11. Lulu Stash

    Love you Cliff, always have & always will. God bless you and your family my Brother.

  12. Rhea Adams

    Loved this version of Sir Cliff Richard--Such an amazing voice and such a beautiful person...

  13. Torill Lund Born

    As a Christian...I must say when I think of Gods Paradise and how many wonderful People it will be there its a big JOY to think of
    Whoever and whatever You are stranger...wish You an awesome Paradies with the worlds lovliest Father Jesus Christ.
    A wonderful new World. Amen

  14. Helle Sørensen

    A wonderful singer always

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  16. SUE Weisberg

    Missing my Daddy

  17. David S.

    Didn't know he had recorded this so long ago.

  18. Beatrice Peter

    There must have been something good I had done that Year

  19. constantinescu elena

    Thanks !

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  23. marksplaceuk

    Lovely song

  24. linda daulby

    I so love this song it's so soothing.. so softly sung by a magnificent man.

  25. Bohemian Abyss

    Man!! He looks as if in 40s..!!


    ♥️♥️♥️ LOVE ♥️♥️♥️ one ☝️ of my favorite singer.💞

  27. alec petrossian

    A song with such a feeling, we love to gift you a poetry book "Soulful Poems" work of our late son Tony Petrossian, you my like to adopt one of his poems to be the words, lyrics of  a song arrange by you.  Alec and Jouliet.

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  29. Robyn Downey

    Cliff portrays this beautiful song as if he has 10 daughters of his own, that he's seen through their life stages. He sings this with such feeling, like a loving father would. Amazing singer, entertainer and an all round lovely man. Thank you for sharing this. :)

  30. Tia Wells

    Your a Awesome Man Cliff Richard. I don't care what I hear in the media about you not being with someone? Cause so what. A lot of people are miserable together cause they don't get it. Its a spiritual journey that we are all on and if you meet the one that you connect with them spiritually that would be good. But either way we are whole on our own. Keep singing cause I love your music.

  31. EMS Paramedic

    Love Cliff's version of this song, but not the video, unfortunately.


    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh **********

  33. MeMoe Naegeli

    EXCELLENT SONG oh what memories come flooding back the singer the places the dreams . 2019 10-07

  34. Adrian Warren

    Really beautiful Cliff I've never heard this thank you

  35. 2learn4ever

    I've been a Cliff fan since 1965. Always a lovely performance. Always.

  36. David Fenn

    Never heard this song before, beautifully sung.

  37. Wenonah Abrenica

    Nice to hear the thoughts of a father when he is thinking about his daughter all grown up.

  38. Андрей Петров

    Классно. С 1976 года фанат good lake

  39. Patricia Moore

    That was absolutely incredible. I really can't believe that your voice is even stronger than 60 years ago. And I can't believe this is the first time I've seen you in a video! It's only been Top of the Pops, in your movies and on stage ( in person 4 times in Perth, Australia. I'd never have had the chance to see you if I still lived in Britain. Keep going until you're 100 Sir Cliff - you really are getting better with age. I'm going to have this on repeat for a while, it's so beautiful.

  40. Maria Neal

    Bless you Cliff ❤🙏

  41. Ruediger Meyer

    Very beautiful 🌹🌹🌹

  42. Silkes Welt

    Great video and a wonderful song. Thank you for sharing and greetings from Germany. :D Silke

  43. Linda St John

    Beautiful song sung by precious Sir Cliff..

  44. Michael Lancaster

    Wonder if this was planned as a single but never got released? Seems odd they'd go to the trouble of filming a promo clip if it wasn't going to be a single. Always thought "Even If It Breaks My Heart" would've been a Top 10 if it'd been released by someone like, say, Backstreet Boys :(

  45. Helen Hyatt

    My daughter had this at her wedding few years ago...i rem she rang me up to ask me to get it for her dance...sadly she died tragically few weeks ago..she knew im a fan of cliff Richard since my beautifully sung Sir Cliff Richard 💕 x x she be smiling.. i know it in my heart.. that im listening to this..😢 x x 😇 x x

    Robyn Downey

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed Sir Cliff and his music with my mother too. His concert was one of the last big things my mother and I did together before she passed away three months later. Many blessings and hope you continue to have lovely memories. xxoo :)

    Anna D

    My deepest condolences to you. ♥️🙏

    Tara Jenner

    Hugs. Happy you have those precious memories. Blessings your way.

    Lulu Stash

    So sorry for your loss. I lost my 8 year old Grandson. Our loved ones are in heaven, being embraced by Gods Love in Jesus's arms. I hope you can eventually find some peace in your life through the pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you. xoxoxo

  46. Cheryl bois

    wow he's hot for his age

  47. Dragonheart Lilienfeld

    Sir Cliff Richard, my respect for this song. It's very sensitive and beautiful song. A theme that evokes goosebumps. Thanks for this great video. I wish you a happy life.

  48. Helle Sørensen

    wonderful song from a wonderful singer , Been fan for many many years

  49. Linda Ramirez

    Love u Cliff beautiful song 💙

  50. George Kontos

    Wonderful song and voice

  51. Gil Morais

    Linda canção


    Probably the best I've ever heard him sing

    David S.

    Exactly! It was heart felt!


    What a voice

  54. Ingrid Persson

    Ja Tänk Cliff Rickard HONNOM tyckte jag om Vilken vacker text
    Sorglig men vacker ❤💄😥😿

  55. Cliff for #1

    Unreleased promo video Cliff Richard Butterfly Kisses. This song was considered as a single from 'Real As I Wanna Be' (1998) they'd gone as far as making a promo video for it. Pure Gold from his official YouTube channel.

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  57. Elaine Mcewan

    Beautiful man

  58. Serhat Birgil

    very beautiful <3 fantastic <3 I love you <3

  59. Jasmine Coward

    Cliff is a good singer

  60. Philip Corrigan

    Great music video. And a really good song. Yes Got to be in my playlist.

  61. Eugene Barry

    That silky voice soothes you as the master of his craft takes on a journey of emotion that every note takes you further until no more. Brilliant as always, great song and video for a world all the better for Cliff Richard being in it. For the joy and entertainment thank you.

  62. Sharyn Kelly

    Outstanding song and video! : )

    sun& moon


  63. 福복만땅

    He sing a song deliciously

  64. Julie Mullis

    Good job making it your own, Cliff. Love the old house as a backdrop for the video!

  65. Annette Becker

    Been a Cliff fan since 1958.. living doll...his first hit..

  66. LynnTW

    I loved Cliff in this era. He looked good, this song came from a great album and the videos he made for songs were all outstanding. xx

  67. Harry Blaxell

    My hero for over 60 years,still got lovely voice,there will never be another Cliff.

  68. Dawn Strydom

    One and only. ...

  69. SirChristopherGorton

    This was never released as a single, was it? But I know some single releases can vary in some countries, even if this wasn't released as a single here in Australia


    Bob Carlisle's version was released in the USA and became a big hit here. Don't know about Cliff's version.

  70. Rafael Fleitas

    Unbelievably as it sounds, this is the first time I hear this song, but as ever a great fan is always catching more butterflies and I loved it.

  71. Jessie Rosales

    What a beautiful song! I remember when it came out in the States, it would be played in weddings everywhere. There is a family saying that goes something like this,"Children are borrowed, but a spouse is for a lifetime." It's true; we raise children so that they will go their own way, one day.🙁

  72. Sandra Lopes

    Sir cliff Richard is perfect😍

  73. M Hastrich

    How incredibly beautiful!

  74. Sarah James

    I've been waiting 21yrs (yes really!!) to see this video, I knew it existed but had only seen snippets. Just wonderful! Along with Cant Keep This Feeling In, they have to be the two best Cliff videos. The 'Real as I wanna be' album is so underrated, its one of Cliff's best. Thanks for uploading - just wonderful!

  75. Marietta Chacon

    The man I adore very much all his fans love him and beautiful song he perfectly sung with feelings 👍🥰😍🥰💖

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  77. Jamila Andersson

    Wow ..what a Beautiful Stunning Amazing Song And Such Beautiful Emotional Video. .Cliff are Amazing. .Love Him ♥ He has such a beautiful Voice and He Really Sings From All His ♥ Heart With All Stukning Beauty Emotions so Amazing Lovely Beautiful. .Thank You Best Cliff You are Always The Brilliant wow I Love It From All My ♥ Heart

  78. Andrew Dexter

    ''' Daddy don't cry'', gets me every time, I imagine giving my daughter Samantha away when I walk her down the aisle.

  79. mini1202

    the best video ever of Butterfly kisses.... oh those days... perfect style made in Austria, I loved Cliff's haircut

  80. Deborah Heck Anderson

    Love butterfly kisses

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  82. Christiane Cousinne

    I so love this song!

  83. Lynne Troupe

    I can’t believe I have never seen this before. What a wonderful song sung with such feeling by Sir Cliff. Loved this 💜💕💜

  84. Yuet Ming Cheung

    Oh ! wonderful, thank you my dear Cliff💋

  85. Kidding Jarans

    Can someone explain to me why je is not today so popular as he used to be before?

  86. Liza Altarejos

    My frist time to see this video Sept.13,2019,I like it so beautiful,I always watch his live version he sang this in his 40th anniversary.Great!I can watch it over and over again.Thank you for sharing!

  87. Diane Dyer

    I've never seen this one it's beautiful he's still got talent after all he's been through love Diane xxxx 🌈💚🐸🏳️‍🌈💚🍀🌈🏳️‍🌈

  88. Val Sanderson

    It’s a Lovely song and video. Haven’t seen this for many years
    Thank you for sharing 😊

  89. Mario Abate

    Wonderful and emotional song!!!! 😢😭❤👏

  90. Gary Daniels

    Really beautiful song, one of many of Sir Cliffs finest. I know Cliff is a great actor but this looks like it really came from the heart.

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  93. Steven Wills

    How come I 've never seen this video before?! It's a beautiful song sung with great feeling.

  94. Rob Ross

    Love this song so much

  95. Gérard BOMBARDIER

    Cliff Richard bonjour merci beaucoup pour cette magnifique vidéo musical qui est très belle et agréable et bonne chanson, ainsi que la journée amitiés Gérard ✨🎼👨‍💻🎹🎶👊🏿🌼🌞👍👍🥃💛👍🤳🍺🍷


    Sublime!!! Merci 😘

  97. Lotta moberg

    I have Always loved Cliff!!! ❤❤❤