Fireflies – ’11-#20

You would not believe your eyes
If 10 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 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

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 good-byes
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

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.

This piece is based on the song Fireflies, by Owl City. (it’s a pretty cool video too – very retro) I thought it was only fitting that I include my kids in the piece, as this song kind of has a child-like feel. Plus my three year old son always sings along to it in the car…if he happens to hear it, he says, “Can you turn this up?” Funny.

All photos in the piece I took – the fireflies are fireworks on the beach in South Haven, Michigan. The kids were looking out at a waterfall in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This piece has been in the works for awhile…finally got around to finishing it.


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