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Fireflies cover for UK radio edit & remixes

Fireflies is Owl City's first hit single released in 2009. It is the ninth track featured on the album Ocean Eyes. It reached #1 in 22 countries. It is Owl City's first song that went mainstream. Matthew Thiessen was a co-writer, his vocals feature in the song and he helped with production. The duration is (3:48).

LyricsEdit

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 get a thousand hugs,
From ten thousand lightning bugs.
As they try to teach me how to dance.
A foxtrot above my head.
A sockhop beneath my bed.
The 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.

Keep 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. (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.

(x 2)
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 makle 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 seems.

VideosEdit

The Official Fireflies Music Video

Owl City - Fireflies-003:55

Owl City - Fireflies-0

Fireflies Music Video by hsac4life

Fireflies-Owl City music video w lyrics03:54

Fireflies-Owl City music video w lyrics

TriviaEdit

  • Thiessen's vocals features in the track's third main verse, as the echo.
  • This is the one of the first songs which features Thiessen.

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