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Unformatted text preview: I always interpreted this song slightly different than what mostly everyone posted. you would not believe your eyes if ten million fireflies lit up the world as i fell asleep"-In this part he's talking to the listener. Lets make believe that the singer is our friend and he's telling us how we would react when ten million fireflies lit up the world as HE fell asleep. Obviously, the singer missed out on the opportunity to see the fireflies. "'Cause they'd fill the open air and leave teardrops everywhere you'd think me rude but I'd just stand and stare"-The second half of the first tells us that if he were awake, he'd stare at them all night as it was something rude to see something so majestic, yet natural that occurs everyday. He feels as if his friend doesn't appreciate everything and just stares at things dumbfounded and walks away. "I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly Its hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep 'Cause everything is never as it seems"-Now the chorus is a bit different. I actually interpreted this as he wishes there was more time in a day, that way he can sleep but still enjoy the night and it's mysteries-the fireflies. It's just difficult for him to stay awake because eventually fatigue hits him and it just so happens that when he falls asleep, unnatural things occur in real life. "'Cause id get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs as they tried to teach me how to dance A foxtrot above my head a sockhop beneath my bed a disco ball is just hanging by a thread"-Here he's just telling us what he would do with all these fireflies. He'd hope they would interact with him. "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"-This one contradicts those who think he wants to keep dreaming. A lot of people can't sleep with the door open.. Insomniac means that you can't sleep.. and he's tired of counting sheep when he's "too tired to fall asleep" which is just a paradox. Sometimes he counts sheep, and it works as it makes him sleepy, but he's tired of falling asleep. "To ten million fireflies I'm weird 'cause i hate goodbyes i got misty eyes as they said farewell but ill know where several are if my dreams get real bizarre 'cause i saved a few and i keep them in a jar"- The singer enjoys some time with actual fireflies before he has to go to sleep. The singer enjoys some time with actual fireflies before he has to go to sleep....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course ENGLISH enc1101 taught by Professor Amy during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.
- Spring '10