Butterfly fly away guitar chords

As with Miley and Ray Cyrus’s last duet, “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” (2007), “Butterfly Fly Away” describes a child’s transition to adulthood. The song was written and produced by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri for the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie. According to the film, when main character Miley Stewart (played by Miley Cyrus) was young, her father Robby Ray Stewart (played by Billy Ray Cyrus), would often tell her that while a caterpillar may not be able to move much, it can still dream about the butterfly it will one day be. This comment became a recurring motif in the film and provided the basis for the lyrics to “Butterfly Fly Away”, which use a caterpillar’s metamorphosis as a metaphor for a child’s coming of age. In Hannah Montana: The Movie, the Cyruses perform the song as their characters in “a tender movie scene under a gazebo in the rain”. Billy Ray said filming the scene was “a pretty special moment. The song itself was written by Glen Ballard, a masterful songwriter who wrote ‘Man in the Mirror’ for Michael Jackson. I knew it was a pretty special song [. . . ] and it certainly comes at a nice spot in the movie. ”