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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



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    +36
    ohhsobubblyJul 29, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    This song is awesome! I love how he's talking about going to sleep in such a busy place, here on earth. How there's so much to be seen here, but the real mystery in life is our dreams, and how they're bursting at the seams to say that what we believe is real and what is real are one in the same. You just have to look around at the fireflies :) Lovely song.
  • d
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    Dominick Kennedy DumondJan 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm
    Omg finally some were I can talk wit pepol about music and sorry if I have bad grammer I'm 12 and I like to fast type so yea any way this song is amazing it got me n trouble at school though I was doing my work and then I just randomly started singing it so I sayed f### it I'm putting the song on and then I opened my laptop but this on and then half the kids started walking up to me and were singing it to I was like hell yea I'm not the only kid wo likes this song.
  • BradleyTrickkk
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    BradleyTrickkkSep 26, 2009 at 1:03 am
    I love owl city. I have for about a year? Two maybe. Since april 2008 when his first ep came out on itunes. I have never doubted his writing skills. He is one artist where I can never truely make any sense of his lyrics. I think that's why I enjoy him so much. Because with him, it doesn't have to make sense. It's all about the imgaination. But, anyway I love this song with a burning passion. And i'll say it right now, owl city is the next big thing. 'fireflies' is currently number eleven on itunes. I am glad to say that I discovered him before most. Haha, oh and he's amazing live. I saw him this past sunday(:
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    whatever143Jan 4, 2010 at 1:26 am
    You know, it doesn't matter if you don't like what I said(i haven't seen a bad comment about mine yet) I don't care. If you hate me? I don't care(get in line). What you say about me? Doesn't bother me. Cuz when you trash other people it just shows others that a weak defensless loser with nothing better to do then hurt other people. I don't care if you call me a loser but I just defend what I believe in. And no one can change my mind.
  • w
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    whatever143Dec 31, 2009 at 6:27 am
    You know what, this really does mean everything is never as it seems and we all wish we could fall into our own little word sooner or later and when you fall asleep you just never wanna escape this song if you really listen to it carefully there is a meaning and its sooo true I mean I would just want to leave skool and just come to my own world where no one trash talks or is mean to each other but I know in real lifethat will never be true:(

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