The butterfly kiss is a very sweet and tender kiss that can express passion, love, and affection.
On the song's lyrics, Carey sings to someone, telling them to spread their wings and release into the world on their own, like a butterfly.
The song's music video depicts Carey in an abandoned house, trapped in a desolate life.
As the video progresses, she leaves, apparently for the first time in years, and runs into a nearby meadow.
Towards the end, Carey jumps over a barbed fence and goes out into the world on a horse.
The song's lyrics and video were directly connected to Carey's personal life at the time.
"Butterfly" was performed live on the Late Show with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live and various European television programs.