"Butterfly" is a song by singer-songwriter Mariah Carey from her album of the same name. It was released on December 1, 1997. The music video depicts Carey in an abandoned house she eventually leaves. Towards the end, Carey breaks throug a barbed fence, runs into a meadow 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.