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Jul 04

Fireflies from Owl City

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One of the most poetic songs I have ever listened to is Fireflies by Owl City, the lyrics for this song alone stand alone strong as a poem about dreams and leaving the busy world to enter the uncertainty and creative landscape of dreams.

Owl City Fireflies Lyrics

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep

‘Cause they’d fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You’d think me rude
But I would just stand and stare

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems

‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance

A foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

Leave my door open just a crack
(Please take me away from here)
‘Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep
(Please take me away from here)
When I’m far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I’m weird ’cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell

But I’ll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
‘Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

What do you think about the lyrics without hearing the music?  Poetic no?

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

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  • http://www.newstartautoloans.com Bad Credit Auto Loans In Portland

    Seems like a sad poem to me. You asked how it sounds without the music, where can I find said music/song. It would be nice to hear and put things together.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      Go to youtube and search for fireflies and you will see the song

  • http://www.shaneryans.com Shane Ryans

    That is quite lovely. It does incite such wonderful imagery

  • http://www.shaneryans.com Shane Ryans

    Great imagery, I love it. Hope your forth was better than mine we got rained out.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      My 4th was spent in sicily visiting the craters of mt. etna