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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., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Adam R. Young

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Darrell Moore

Guys,

YaH The Heavenly FATHER HIMSELF was Who they Crucified for our sins, NOT jesus, and “HERE IS THE PROOF”

From the Ancient Semitic Scroll: 
"Yad He Vav He" is what Moses wrote, when Moses asked YaH His Name (Exodus 3)

Ancient Semitic Direct Translation
Yad - "Behold The Hand"
He - "Behold the Breath"
Vav - "Behold The NAIL" <— YaH’s Crucifixion
He - "Behold the Breath"

“Behold the HAND that Beholds The NAIL” 

PROVES - YAH The Heavenly Father HIMSELF was Who they Crucified

That is EXACTLY what Moses Wrote

Here is what they mean

YaH's Name:
(Ya)d + (H)e, as YaH is what Moses called Him and YaH Declared: "this is My Name, this is My Name for all generations" (Exodus 3)

YaH is The Creator of “MAN”:
Yad He, (HAND BREATH), as YaH's "HAND" Formed man from the dust  of the Earth and His "BREATH" made him a living being (Adam)

YaH's Sacrifice of Crucifixion for “MAN”:
Vav He (NAIL BREATH), the "NAIL" through YaH’s "HAND", in Sacrifice of Crucifixion, that whosoever shall call YaH Savior, His “BREATH” brings forth life (Salvation)

How YaH arrives:
YaH arrives via the Tent of Meeting (Exodus 33:7:11, Isaiah 54, 55), where a Tent is erected outside the city, a cloud descends upon the entrance of the Tent and YaH appears...

Why they demanded YaH to be Crucified:
YaH was Crucified according to Hebrew law (Deuteronomy 21), to be Hung on an Almond Tree for BLASPHEMY as it was for His NAME they demanded Him Crucified. The Messiah claimed He was YaH...

HE WAS YaH!!!

HalleluYAH translates “Praise ye YaH”

The Hebrew Book of Isaiah

Isaiah 42:8
"I am YaH; that is my Name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.

Isaiah 43:11
I, I am YAH, and there is no other Savior but Me.

Isaiah 45:5
I am YaH, and there is none else.



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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Casey R

It’s crazy this song is partly about a teenager having feelings of nostalgia, and now the young adults are in the same phase.

Zerro

Yup. True

JXZ2

Imagine this is 13 years old, it is btw. This was for a different generation than todays young adults. That generation is in their 30s now, the nostalgia only gets stronger as you age.

A A

To me its about much more than that. Im 33 years old and still this song really hits home.

Jaycee Doran

My parents used to play this song for my little brother & i when we were little & now their on drugs & alcohol & treat us like crap, so I’m very nostalgic for these times & this song just made me cry.

KUNZANG TAMANG

I miss2010. Fkk.. I'd give anything just to go back once again

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DroneViral

I was 5, maybe 6 years old when i first heard this song. I still remember it so vividly. Me and my family where driving back from other family members at night, pretty long drive, about 2,5 hours. I was in the right backseat, next to my brother and sister and i was looking out of the window. It was a beautiful night, clear skies, no clouds, just stars. As i was looking out of the window this song played on the radio in the car and i just imagined being up there in space, or just even in the skies. I even saw some falling stars, it was absolutely remarkable. I’ve always dreamed to be a pilot. I loved space, flying, or any form of aviation since i was a kid. Now, 13 years later i’m a hot air balloon pilot, glider pilot and hopefully soon a civil pilot. And maybe an astronaut in the future, who knows. This song definitely has a special place in my heart.

deactiv

I truly hope you reach as far as you can dream, hot air balloons or space ships, do what makes you happy, and scared, and excited, and everything else in between; life’s too short to attempt anything else.

Tika Teeqa

Core memory was created there

Franky The bad

Music makes a memorable moment even clearer and vivid, some old good memories come back when certain songs are playing. ❤❤❤

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