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Fireflies Lyrics, MP3s & Videos By Owl City

Updated on September 11, 2012

Fireflies Song Lyrics & Video from Owl City's album Ocean Eyes

Fireflies is a very catchy electro pop-synth track written and recorded by Adam Young aka Owl City. It is the first track single from Owl City's second studio album Ocean Eyes released in July 14, 2009. Young 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, and the Netherlands.

Fireflies Lyrics & Music Video - Owl City's 1st single from the 2nd album Ocean Eyes

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 I'd rather stay

Awake when I'm sleep

'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 I'd rather stay

Awake when I'm sleep

'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 seems

Written and Produced by Adam Young

Genre: Synthpop, Electropop

Released date July 14, 2009

From the album Ocean Eyes

Label: Universal Republic

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Owl City's 2nd Album "Ocean Eyes" - Featuring his Smash Hit Fireflies

2009 sophomore release from the Minnesota-based Electro-Rock outfit AKA singer/songwriter Adam Young. While his music continues to win followers all over the world, Adam does indeed hide behind his music, not going by his real name (See: Badly Drawn Boy and Dashboard Confessional); but going by the moniker Owl City. Loaded with amazing loops, catchy pickups, and lyrics that soothe the mind and touch the heart, Adam Young has once again created a lush listening experience. Owl City's trademark desire to escape in dreams, oceans and sky abound on songs such as 'Cave In' and 'Umbrella Beach.' With glorious vocal harmonies and touching odes to love lost, Adam has dug more deeply on Ocean Eyes, lyrically and musically, than ever.

Owl City - Ocean Eyes
Owl City - Ocean Eyes

Track Listing:

1. "Cave In"

2. "The Bird and the Worm"

3. "Hello Seattle"

4. "Umbrella Beach"

5. "The Saltwater Room"

6. "Dental Care"

7. "Meteor Shower"

8. "On the Wing"

9. "Fireflies"

10. "The Tip of the Iceberg"

11. "Vanilla Twilight"

12. "Tidal Wave"

 

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      Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm 6 years ago

      I love Owl City! All of his songs are amazing, but this has to rank as the best of his music. Great lens!

      Li Li

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      marsha32 6 years ago

      and here I thought I had built the only Owl City lens lol