All too soon I did return, just like a moth to a flame
So rattle my bones all over the stones
because I' m only a beggar man whom noboby owns...
The hand that rocks the cradle. The Smiths 1984 ( My favourites!!!)
L'image du papillon, phalène ou pas reste la plus jolie...
I'm looking for this expression too, so here is more explanation: A moth is attracted to light, and if it's an electric light, no problem - it survives. But if the moth flies into a flame, like a candleflame, it is immolated - burned to death.
Sometimes we're attracted to relationships that will harm us, just like a moth is attracted to a flame. So is there an expression in French that connotes an attraction that is fatal, or at the least, a very bad idea?