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This is a song about a dancer who used to work in the theatre where I also worked. He was tall and strong but on the last night of the show, his boyfriend announced that he was leaving to dance in Paris and our dancer remained, alone and broken hearted. he had a very blurred tattoo of a butterfly on his chest which was at eye level when I danced with him!


Beneath this blurred old butterfly, a battered old heart breaks.
He could sweep you off your feet but that's not what it takes.
He could be the minotaur, holding up the gate,
But when the portcullis comes crashing down,
He's crushed beneath its weight.

The final curtain has come down,
Like a thief has taken the rhythm from his wings.
He still plays the part,
But he dances in the dark,
To the song the fat lady sings.

Some hundred miles and an ocean greet his waking mind.
Every inch of that land crushes him. Each surge leaves him behind.
He believed they would be film stars. Ginger Rogers. Fred Astaire.
But now that dream is crumbling and he's tumbling down the spiral stairs.


Its the night of the finale. He's taken to the boards.
Hand in hand and smiling to the rapturous applause.
Kill the lights. Kill the magic. Everybody must going home.
But beneath this blurred old butterfly a broken heart will beat alone.


released August 14, 2018
Vocals: Nansy Ferrett Paine
Music and production: Markus Headroom (Ferrett Paine)


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Markus Ferrett-Paine, multi instrumentalist musician for 35 years and Nansy ferrett Paine, singer for 20 years, are a duo who have played the stages up and down the country with many other acts and now together use their musical talents to perfectly create energetic fresh original music. They decided to work together on their own outfit to rock the present & future with their unique gritty sound. ... more

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