Owl City – Fireflies (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

Owl City - Fireflies (prod. Matthew Thiessen & Adam Young)

Throwback to Owl City’s “Fireflies” track produced by Matthew Thiessen & Adam Young. Watch the music video, listen, stream, buy, read the lyrics, mp3 download.

Owl City Fireflies
Owl City Fireflies

“Fireflies”, Owl City’s debut single, topped the pop charts in 24 countries around the world, effectively launching the genre Twee into the mainstream. The song was inspired by watching shooting stars during a camping trip with lyrics also influenced by insomnia.

Adam Young a.k.a. Owl City said of “Fireflies” in an interview with Female First:

I have a bit of a problem falling asleep. Strangely enough it is when I can’t sleep that I tend to find most inspiration. I was up late and in the basement one night when I wrote ‘Fireflies’. I was sitting at the keyboard just fooling around, not really trying to write anything. Over the next couple of hours that song came together in the most natural way. I can’t explain it but it almost wrote itself. I didn’t have any idea that moment that I had written a hit.

The song also features uncredited vocals from the lead vocalist from Relient K, Matthew Thiessen.

Owl City – Fireflies (prod. Matthew Thiessen & Adam Young)

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
‘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

[Chorus]
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)

[Bridge]
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?

[Verse 3]
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)

[Chorus]
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)

[Chorus]
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)

[Outro]
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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