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Fireflies
Owl City Lyrics


You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
'Cause they 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 (thread, 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 (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 (jar, jar, 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)

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Adam R. Young

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Romina Rojas castro

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
Because 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
Because everything is never as it seems

Because I'd get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach my how to dance
A fox-trot above my head
A sock-hop beneath my bed
The disco ball is just hanging by a thread
Thread, 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
Because everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

Leave my door open just a crack
Please take me away from here
Because 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 because I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell
Said farewell
But I'll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
Because 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
W hen I'm asleep
Because 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 everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I'd like to make myself believe
This planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake
W hen I'm asleep
Because my dreams are



Level13MenaraToiko

The lyric: You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
'Cause they 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 (thread, 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 (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 (jar, jar, 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)

But the end of the lyrics idk what he says.



Kuran Stfu

Here the meaning it’s copied but I don’t see anyone saying it You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep

I think each firefly is a different childhood memory. Shortly after, comes

I’d like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly

He is saying that he would like to make himself believe. The Earth turning slow is such a ridiculous and childishly happy concept. He wants to keep the Earth turning slowly, not the way it does in this cruel world.

It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

He is talking about the real world. In the real world, there is lying and deceit everywhere. Nothing is ever as it seems. So he would rather not look at that, staying with his fireflies.

'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

This is all referring to the fun and innocence of childhood. You have hugs and dancing and all the fireflies.

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

He wants to leave his door open just a crack, just like children. His sleep is his innocence, and he feels like an insomniac because the world is taking it from him. He wants to get out of the evil world. When he says he’s far too tired to fall asleep, that can be explained as each evil makes him more tired, in a negative sense. So he can’t sleep because of the evils of the world.

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

He doesn't want to let the memories go. He knows they need to go, he needs to step into the world, but he doesn’t want to. He’ll know where they are though. He keeps them in a jar, that is his brain. The metaphor once again alludes to childhood. But he has saved a few, to look back to, because although he is in the real world, he keeps some of his innocence and childishness



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Determined Catman

This song will never die out.

William Pomeroy

@Andrew yeah I’m pretty sure most people don’t understand how pointless our existence really is. Oh well

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@Andrew hmmm

Área do APK

04/01/2022 here <3

Doge

https://youtu.be/aXfcEGolf68 16D Headphones version of this song :)

Andrew

Oh yea? Do you remember Can vei la lauzeta mover by Bernart de Ventadorn? No you dont. because those days are long gone and you weren't there.

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jika

January 2022 and this song is still taking me to worlds like it did when I was younger

Hotheaad Lyrics

same here !

Steward Humiwat

😭

Jae

@jika ur face

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