Pharcyde, The - Emerald Butterfly Lyrics




[People singing:]
Bah dah bha bha bha bha bha
Bha ba da da da bhum bha bha
[x2]

[Slim Kid Tre':]
You see the moon has a with young idle eyes
And idle time is the playground
Where old profesions lay down
Like sweet sugar stays brown and on the mind
Gals whose whispers blow through tender lips like wind chimes
They tingle quiet ears with seductive words that I lust
And enjoy, for y'all fly boys that look and not touch
It ain't much but bet your dollars
Cause they hollar
With out saying a thang
And she ain't saying no name
And I'm fond of het intent
Rock hard and she was skin flint
Working on a flame
It seemed like every move she made was some good assed game
I had to keep my focus tame
Cause it's a dumb dumb shame
To see them endless
And frendless
Will us when the pride feels great
Congnac watered down to it's last tender state
And emeraled butterfly dissapears from the skies
It seems the moon can't fight the sunrise

[Chorus:]
Feeling high, I'm the emerald butterfly [x4]

[Slim Kid Tre':]
I was the mack of all time blowing their mind
In a world of fantasies when I'm casting my line
They would bite the bait and I would keep my ship sailing
On my crusading others would be out wating
In the water (water), more entising than the farmers daughter
As the imagination makes you wetter than her order
Though sweated her so tough, so rough out here
See you can't jump into the mix unless you chose to lose a hair
More nocturnal than the knight itself the mysteries clear
Smears of venom all of oil denim smoth as cashmere
Stear in thoughts of feather beds and lightheadedness
Abyss it gets deeper (you know) so be a light sleeper (sleeper)
The grief is like autumn rain (autumn) washing your needs away
Now all this gold is what I need to say about glitter...

[Chorus x2]





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Pharcyde, The Emerald Butterfly Comments
  1. Jahha H

    This my song...👍🏿 my favorite 90's Hiphop group

  2. Matt Morgan

    Bassline goes in on this track..

  3. Dead Disney

    (Slim Kid Tre')
    You see the moon has a way with young idle minds
    And idle time is the playground
    Where old professions lay down
    Like sweet sugar stays brown and on the mind
    Gals whose whispers blow through tender lips like wind chimes
    They tingle quiet ears with seductive words that I lust
    And enjoy, for you fly boys to look and not touch
    It ain't much but bet your dollars
    Cause they holler
    Without saying a thang
    And she ain't saying no names
    And I'm fond of an intent
    Rock hard and she was skin flint
    Working on a flame
    It seemed like every move she made was some good ass game
    I had to keep my focus tame
    Cause it's a doggone shame
    To see them endless
    And friendless
    Will us when the pride feels great
    Cognac watered down to its last tender state
    And emerald butterfly disappears from the skies
    It seems the moon can't fight the sunrise

    CHORUS
    Feeling high, on the emerald butterfly (repeat 4X)

    (Slim Kid Tre')
    I was the mack of all times blowing their minds
    In a world of fantasies when I'm casting my line
    They would bite the bait and I would keep my ship sailing
    On my crusading others would be out wading
    In the water (water), more enticing than the farmer's daughter
    As the imagination makes you wetter than her order
    Though sweated her so tough , so rough out here
    See you can't jump into the picture unless you chose to lose an ear
    More nocturnal than the night itself the mystery's clear
    Smears of venom all up on your denim smooth as cashmere
    Steer in thoughts of feather beds and lightheadedness
    Abyss it gets deeper (you know) so be a light sleeper (sleeper)
    The grief is like autumn rain (autumn) washing your needs away
    Now all this gold is what I need to say about glitter...

    CHORUS (X2)

    Jahha H

    Slim Kid Tre... had some serious poetic lyrics. A lot of lyrical fanatics don't even realize how good he was in the 90's and so forth. Thanx for posting this, good to see that you knew 😉🙏🏿👊🏿👍🏿

  4. Virginie N J

    This album is in my DNA ❤️

  5. Wojtek1993

    this song is a definition of chill

  6. illyona1

    Beautiful!

  7. Alisha Dubose

    I love this song 😀😀

  8. Leena Dough

    Ty so much for posting this video
    Its awesome!!!

  9. jdotman

    the roots - hypnotic is very similar to this not only the same sample but the same harmonies in the chorus, i guess dilla had something to do with both tracks

    djpioneer937

    It was produced by slim kid and LA jay

  10. Romino King

    this bout weed fam.

    Isa

    @Romino King you have very good intuition

    Romino King

    @Trippze I'm g on a limb and say thanks my brother.

    Isa

    @Romino King was being sarcastic, as it's obviously about weed lol

  11. MrKennyWilliams

    It was also a B-Side On The Labcabincalifornia Album as a Bonus Track

    Matt Morgan

    That is correct, funny enough I took this album out for a spin the other day and its late now and I had to listen to this track

  12. William Connolly

    been floatin on the emerald butterfly for so long;

  13. Peter Thesselonious Kincaid

    This song originally was only on the CD maxi single of "Runnin'"...

  14. Peter Thesselonious Kincaid

    BIG MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!! ANYBODY NEED A BIG MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN...?

    Matt Morgan

    LOOOOOOOOOOL

  15. Chris Blanco

    Ah yeah The Jazzyfatnastees singing back up vocals. :o)

  16. 5K1NH34DCUL7UR3

    Wow, had to do a google search to get to the bottom of this tune. My copy of Labcabincalifornia did not have the bonus tracks on it. This is fekking rad!! Props to golden era Hip hop and the community that makes sure it won't get lost.

  17. bigkev9539

    If he does, he certainly has to dumb himself down a lot to do it, which is a shame.

  18. Alonzo Grier

    This song is simply beautiful ...

  19. Rafaela Gallego

    fuckin perfect

  20. Juan Arias

    you just had to ask for it (mfkin haters!!)

  21. Nia David

    I agree the best has past and the weak and empty has moved in to sell vain, weak and empty suggestive lame politics and talk.

  22. theherbituate

    240 hp isnt shitty..its old school

  23. bigkev9539

    @Chocolati83,the difference between rap music and the NFL is that those guys still show mad respect to their veterans and predecessors and mention them all the time. Rap music in the mainstream however,seldom ever mentions any of the forefathers and neither do they show them any respect. For example,BET refused to play the music video for De La Soul's "Shopping Bags" because they said it didn't appeal to their targeted audience and that they weren't relevant to BET's viewers. That's messed up.

  24. liggins

    One of the only members that can carry a song by himself...

  25. Chocolati83

    I think the issue is rap is now just like sports it's more about making money then make music. If u watch college sports there's more passion and realness when the players are doing their thing. When they go pro it's "My contract isn't big enough!" I think that the same thing in music. I'm 28, a product of the Golden Era of HipHop, when passion drove the music, not the signing bounses......peace yall

  26. bigkev9539

    @tloutle50, so true. And what's even more insulting, people nowadays call someone like Lil' B (who is a terrible rapper) the best ever. And then you wonder why people have such a negative stereotype about rap music! They put those rappers with not nearly as much talent as someone like The Pharcyde on front street earning millions, while these guys are steadily pushed aside and collect dust on the back shelves of rap music history. But then if we say something about it, we're "haters".

  27. Thoreaunius

    i love it when music is a time capsule, like when you listen to a song you were addicted to back in the day, and all you feel is nostalgia

  28. Millehhh

    Easily one of the best rap groups of all time.

  29. lovebeingamum40

    @magillazmygorilla,,,this was smooth, and different; these guys were unique...thank you for this soulful post....bless you!!

  30. Millehhh

    Where is this today? Cause all i'm hearing is fake ass fools tbh.

  31. Neil Buckman

    Are they still all alive?

    dbthakid

    Neil Buckman yes but they broke up

  32. C D

    what cd is this on?

  33. SidneeSpeaks

    tre was soooo cute woo :)

  34. SidneeSpeaks

    omg i love this song!!

  35. walkerdj1

    @beantownn54 yes

  36. beantownn54

    @deadinayear Every verse is him???

  37. beantownn54

    Hey who raps these verses????

  38. beantownn54

    who produced this???

  39. B Sewell

    lafango.com search 9milz (real rap i promise)

  40. jerbojones

    @tloutle50 amen

  41. Valsydalv Ak

    0 dislikes !!! isn't it perfect ??? ;) !!!

  42. bloodskid

    Great piece..

  43. J4m3z1

    This is so artful.

  44. Kazuya3171/Jedi1200

    J Dilla forever...

  45. Rick Sorrells

    @silumtao I remember at the age of 15 going on 16 in 96, the sky provided a grey malinchony atmosphere with a hint of a rainy grey through out the day, as I'm on my way home from an 8 hour shift at Wendy's. Austin Tx was the city, 11pm was the clock,"The House Of Fat Beats" was the sesssion per 91.7KVRX(co-op station: UT Campus) with hosts: Kerrie & Lez......Yeah............they provided.. THANK GOD.

  46. Chuck D's Chic

    the reason why i love these guys cause they are all rough, rugged and rough! no bling, just all natural!....missin that and the music!

  47. J4m3z1

    I love Pharcyde when they do serious hip hop classics like this. Runnin' is another example. Does anyone know any other Pharcyde songs that are similar?

    dbthakid

    J4m3z1 Hey You

    Copernicus Barnhouse

    “WORLD”

    Jahha H

    She saids and Otha fish

  48. J4m3z1

    I love Pharcyde when they do serious hip hop classics like this.

  49. Flex God

    @silumtao School? I thought you said it was summer!?

  50. monkeymanNr1

    amazing song

  51. IceMann402

    damn the P was a fool fo dis one. a tru masterpiece yo

  52. Ahmir Thompson

    Tre gave me the master tape to this song and i rebuilt this for "The Hypnotic"

  53. leapfrog897

    Pharcyde is amazing...

  54. FartingFatso69

    @magillazmygorilla what cd is this on? i need this one on my ipod

  55. David Hajjar

    The songs kinda low! No problem ill Raise the volume

  56. nuttycaramel10

    true hip hop. i wish more people had an appreciation for it. I swear if people don't start making better hip hop, i'm gonna go crazy. lol

  57. katt perez

    @19viECh81 exactly. hopefully it doesn't die out
    and everybody know's wtf real hip hop is

  58. 19viECh81

    @KingofDutch just what i did today

  59. 19viECh81

    @KathyRockzUrSockz u just speak from my Mind...
    This shit brings back so good memories...and more important, a feel of what HipHop was all about. Since Years i am no longer up to date to what comes out. Cause it mostly all sucks. Im still glad, cause i know if i ever have kids, they and their M8s will ask me: 'what is this kool shit u listenin to?'
    And thats how HipHop will live on...

  60. farcyde74

    Best Hip-Hop group ever.

  61. David Earle Chorowski

    PHarcyde is the best because the songs arent the same formulated lyrics and beats like other groups

  62. katt perez

    goddamn.wat happend to hip hop.this makes me sad listening to wat hip hop used to be. to bad the younger generations are all being brainwashed by some bullshit commercial music

  63. Kunde

    DIS IS WAY 2 DOPE

  64. MrSlim71

    I can't believe they never made an actual video for this song. Behind 'Drop", this was the 2nd best song on the CD.

  65. MrSlim71

    I can't believe they never made a video for this.

  66. Ground Up TV

    Yeah your right. Forgot that Tre did some beats. He produced some tracks on that "Fresh Produce" cd. LA Jayhad tracks too.

  67. Ground Up TV

    THIS IS A DILLA BEAT?!! No wonder I love this so much!!

    djpioneer937

    Ground Up TV It was produced by slim kid and LA jay

  68. Margo Mürk

    dillaaaaaaa

  69. LOW3beats

    absolutely amazing a slice of happiness captured forever

  70. 01dimster

    PHARCYDE ARE SICK!!
    Forgot about his tune, always loved it but dint know the name of the track lol

    These guys were & still are the best hip hop artist in my opinion

  71. Joren the Cat

    classic

  72. magillazmygorilla

    That's peace. Thank you for sharing that.

  73. Hoodyrulez

    no
    theres some vids of their new music already bro
    the legends are back

  74. Mark Hogan

    They were on tour with the whole Rock The Bells thing. They're back together and working on a new album.

  75. Ground Up TV

    You can't find classics like this anymore! good upload! Also the roots flipped this joint to make "The hypnotic", an equally intoxicating joint!

  76. Chuck D's Chic

    where the fuck are they?

  77. silent.leader 12

    this track is intoxicating

  78. Phillip Rhoads

    This song is beast, i love it!

  79. davydmx

    Actually, it was on the "B" side on the "Runnin" cd single.

  80. Thariama

    I my eyes (or ears) this song is their best one.

  81. magillazmygorilla

    I got you fam. It's up right now.

  82. Rick Sorrells

    Say, magillazmygorilla, if you could find the Angel version to "Otha' Fish", I shol' am will prociate(appreceiat) ya.. And as far as below; CRC281, stop eatin' kats up like dat, LOL!!

  83. Alldayaday

    no worries, i will someday, as will you... hahahaha

  84. lafairweath3

    please die please

  85. Alldayaday

    dude, you must be retarded... i could care less how you spelled "labcabincalifornia"; that's not my point. i originally wanted to know what album this song (emerald butterfly) was on, and since i already have bizarre ride, labcabincalifornia, plain rap, and humboldt beginnings, i knew it wasn't on any of those... and btw, thanks to buhbomp for actually answering my question.

  86. lafairweath3

    I was trying help, I was the only one to respond to your question, I mispelled the album's name( which really not a mistake worth 'owning up to') and then you responded in what seemed to be an unecessary manner, so i did the same. Also if you found out what the album was called eventually, why didn't you just do that in the first place?
    Don't over feel yourself, don't let your mum down, improve your life.

  87. Alldayaday

    and that comment is intended for lafairweath3

  88. Alldayaday

    no need for sarcasm... just own up to your mistakes, its whatever

  89. lafairweath3

    thanks for the correction, pat on the back, standing ovation for you

  90. Alldayaday

    no, its not on labcabincalifornia.

  91. lafairweath3

    labcalifornia

  92. lafairweath3

    classic song, this came out and questlove was obsessed with it and had the beat on loop and decided to do his own take on it with the roots which became 'the hypnotic'. he talks about this somewhere, i think on one of his myspace blogs.

  93. LifeIsGood

    Sounds like the roots "hypnotic". Im not sure if the roots sampled this or the pharcyde sampled the roots.

  94. Alldayaday

    wait, what album was this on? cuz it sure as hell wasn't on bizarre ride...

  95. Nefarious! - The Soul Dojo

    whats the sample on this?

  96. magillazmygorilla

    ight then cool breeze. Don't matter to me either way cuz both them joints hot lol

  97. magillazmygorilla

    aint nothin to it...

  98. Rick Sorrells

    Emrald butterfly came out first.