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Fireflies by Owl City

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 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

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

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 seams

I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet, musician, and artist. But most of all, I am a butterfly fairy. Come dream with me.

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

  • thanks Francis! it’s so sweet that you acknowledge every piece that is submitted. makes take oodles of time!

    – ShadowDancer

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful. Love the evocative mood. Mysterious and intriguing.

  • Anthea, thank you so much – so glad you like it, and you got just what i was trying to project.

    – ShadowDancer

  • gobucki
    gobuckiabout 5 years ago

    Very cool. And such an interesting song that is. Well done.

  • thanks sweets… that song makes me loopy with happiness and whimsy… wish i had written it!

    – ShadowDancer

  • Peter Maeck
    Peter Maeckabout 5 years ago

    Of your current blurred series, I like this one best. The images are multiplied and overlayed to create more than blurriness; they depict the condition of mental, visual, and emotional mutlliplicity, which can be disorienting and disconerting – but also pleasurable if harnessed and framed as a piece of art. That’s easy for someone to say who isn’t in that unfocussed state him or herself at the moment, of course. But art can bring focus back to the unfocussed person. You have to lose focus and experience various altered states before you come back and focus on what’s really true and important.

  • Peter. Although I’m not keen on my self-portraits, this is definitely my personal fav. I feel it truly represents the whimsy and flightiness of me, the blurred jumbled constantly chattering thoughts in my mind, and yes – you got it – multiplicity.. as I tend to be quite confusing to most sorts that come across my path. Gosh, what you say about losing focus to harness is back is deep and it is now tattooed into my conscious thought. Something a gypsy like me needs to really think about. xxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 5 years ago

    wow. this gets to me big time. beautiful. xoxoxo

  • hey gorgeous, thank you so much.. i love that it had an affect on you. xxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding.

  • oh, thank you so much, brett!

    – ShadowDancer

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    Full of intrigue and mystery, great work :)

  • Trish, thank you so much.. i love the mysterious..

    – ShadowDancer

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasabout 5 years ago

    Great enigma!
    Very exciting and intriguing!
    …and love the title too!

  • thank you dorina!!

    – ShadowDancer

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonabout 5 years ago

    Excllent image,full of intrique!

    km.

  • thank you kevin.. funny how this came across as mysterious, an unexpected result… but i can see why when i look at it with new eyes.

    – ShadowDancer

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 5 years ago

    wonderful write and the image works well too ,welldone !! LIZk

  • Hey Liz… it’s the lyrics to my current favorite song… thanks so much i’m glad you like it!

    – ShadowDancer

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