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METAMORPHOSIS

By Kid Media Music

The setting is leafy area near a meadow where 2 young girls about 9 or 10 years old are observing caterpillars and butterflies, possibly for a school project. One girl is Caucasian, one is Asian. One of them has a butterfly net for gathering specimens; the other has a magnifying glass and a notebook.

1. Two girls are looking at a big, green caterpillar munching on a leaf.

Ah-ha, metamorphosis
Metamorphosis.

2. Girl #1 looks at the green caterpillar through her magnifying glass.

Would someone please explain to me how it ever came to be,

3. The caterpillar crawls upside down on the back side of a leaf.

That this caterpillar guy turns into a high-flying handsome butterfly?

4. The girls are surprised when a beautiful yellow butterfly flitters by.

How could this very scary thing ever grow a set of wings.

5. Girl #2 with the net runs after the butterfly.

That lets him just up and fly,
and flitter 'round the sky, up so very, very high?

6. Girl #1 makes notes in her book as the green caterpillar begins to weave a cocoon.

I'll tell you no secrets. I'll tell you no lies.
A caterpillar flies when he's metamorphosized.

7. Girl #2 chases the butterfly back and forth across the screen trying to catch it in her net.

I'll tell you no stories and no foolishness.
Every bit of this is due to metamorphosis.

8. Caterpillar slowly spins his cocoon.

Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis.

9. Girl #1 is looking at the cocoon with a magnifying glass as he spins more of his cocoon.

Where did he learn to spin his yarn, did he know when he was born
That he'd weave his own cocoon, take a warm and cozy swoon,

10. Girl #1 writes down more observations in a notebook.

Until nearly, nearly June?

11. Girl #2 shows girl #1 the yellow butterfly she has captured in her net.

How does he know and does he care, when he comes back out of there,
He has change dramatically, as different as a bug can be?

12. Girl #1 writes down more observations in her notebook.

And that's most certainly.

13. Suddenly the girls are surprised when the butterly escapes from the net and flies away.

I'll tell you no secrets. I'll tell you no lies.
A caterpillar flies when he's metamorphosized.
Metamorphosis.

14. Both girls run after the yellow butterfly.

I'll tell you no stories and no foolishness.
Every bit of this is due to metamorphosis.
Metamorphosis.

15. Repeat picture 8 as the green caterpillar continues to weave his cocoon to completion.

Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis.

16. The two girls, now without the yellow butterfly, look at the completed cocoon on the back side of the leaf.

Would some one please just demonstrate
how this whole thing operates,

17. Suddenly, as if to taunt the girls, the yellow butterfly comes flying by again.

From the time this bug is hatched
right up to the moment that his wings become attached.

18. Both girls are perplexed as the butterfly flitters around just out of reach then flies away.

I wish someone would promise me some day I'd get to see,

19. Just then, the girls are suprised when a yellow, black and white striped caterpillar wiggles by.

These caterpillar-butterflies strangely metamorphosize,

20. Girl #1 looks at the striped caterpillar through her magnifying glass.

Right before my very eyes.

21. The yellow butterfly flies by again as he continues to taunt the girls.

I'll tell you no secrets. I'll tell you no lies.
A caterpillar flies when he's metamorphosized.
Metamorphosis.

22. Girl #2 with the net chases the butterfly again.

I'll tell you no stories and no foolishness.
Every bit of this is due to metamorphosis.
Metamorphosis.

23. The two girls, with their backs to us, walk away through the meadow.

Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,
Metamorphosis,

24. As a final insult, the yellow butterfly lands on the head of Girl #2 who is oblivious to it.

Metamorphosis!


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