Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fireflies

This song went trough my mind when I was decorating the landscape around the new beach houses…… and yes I did get some fireflies.

"Fireflies" is the first single from electronic artist Owl City's Ocean Eyes.
Owl City is an American synthpop musical project by Adam Young. Young started out making music in his basement in his hometown of Owatonna, Minnesota, later developing a following through his MySpace profile before being signed to Universal Republic.
Relient K vocalist Matt Thiessen is featured as a guest vocalist in this song. He described it as "a little song about bugs and not being able to fall asleep at night." The single has attained worldwide success, topping the charts in the United States, Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, India and the Netherlands.
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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At as always there are some nice parodies made of this song.
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3 comments:

WeAre said...

Hi Christo -

Was wondering if you had any connection to the artist who made the fireflies image in this post. I'd really love to get in touch with the artist, if possible. Thanks for any help you can provide!

<3
Dreya

Christo Spyker said...

Hello Dreya, I am sorry for my late responds. No, I am not having any connection to the artist. Not remember where I got it but it seems to be a part of wallpaper.
http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd328/cristoff1003/Fireflies.jpg
I hope that the link is of any help
Christo

WeAre said...

Thanks for getting back to me!