What is the song Fireflies by Owl City about?

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"At the heart of this song there seems to be a yearning or a desire to escape back to childhood innocence. Upon first hearing the song, I was intrigued by the melody and simple lyrics; it wasn't until I actually questioned the artists intent that I began seeing the deeper meaning of Adam Young's lyrics. The song starts by telling us we would "not believe" our eyes, a statement that suggests the song will cover some sort of fantastic occurrence. Then the song progresses into a dream like quality. The speaker actually speaks of fireflies as if they were surrounded by them, but I can't help believe the fireflies are supposed to stand for a specific event or situation. Hence the question: Who would catch fireflies? The answer: innocent children. The song speaks about the innocence of youth and how quickly that innocence escapes us. The chorus says "I'd LIKE to make myself believe" suggesting a desire of something that can not be completely accomplished. The speaker wants to believe earth moves slowly; if he can't believe that simple statement, it must mean the opposite is true--planet Earth spins much too fast. In other words, time passes by much too quickly. The speaker then talks about the desire to remain in that dream trance instead of waking up to reality, because within that dream trance is the innocence of youth. An innocence and naivety that allows a simple act--catching fireflies--to become a magical excursion into a wonderland of possibility and adventure. The point of the song seems to speak about the need to hold onto and embrace (maybe even slip back into) our child hood innocence so the reality of growing up does not completely take away the magic and joy the world has to offer." - Anonymous



Simply put: We are all forced to give up our childhood too soon, and sometimes we just wish we could go back to those simple days.
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Who writes songs for owl city?

Adam Young. He is the lead singer of the band, and he also does everything else. You could call Owl City a 'one-man band'.

What songs has owl city made?

Owl City, like other bands, has a lot of songs. Owl City (AdamYoung) has so far composed three albums and some extra whichare not on any albums. They include : . Air Traffic . Airway . Alligator Sky . Angels . Butterfly Wings . Captains and Cruise Ships . Cave In . Dear Vienna . ( Full Answer )

Where do you get piano sheet music for Fireflies by Owl City for free?

For Fireflies sheet music, go to the Sheetzbox website. To the right center of the page should be a search box. Type 'Owl City Fireflies'. There should be a page with a brief description of Owl City and a small free download button. If this does not work try googling 'Free Fireflies Sheet Music'.

What are the lyrics of the song Fireflies by Owl City?

Fireflies lyrics: 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 tear drops everywhere You'd think me rude but I would just stand and stare Chorus: I'd like to make myself believe That planet Ear ( Full Answer )

Song Fireflies by owl city in french?

fireflies by owl city (in french) Vous n'en croirez pas vos yeux Si dix millions de lucioles Lit le monde que je me suis endormi Parce qu'ils avaient remplir l'air libre Et laisser larmes partout Vous pensez me rude Mais je voudrais juste tenir et regarder fixement Je voudrais me faire cro ( Full Answer )

What is fireflies by owl city about?

There seem to be multiple interpretations of this song, but personally, I think of it as a song about growing up. It speaks of that awkward stage where a person is no longer a child, but is not quite an adult. There is a great deal of nostalgia in the song. The lyrics speak of wanting to slow time d ( Full Answer )

Is fireflies by owl city a good song?

yeah. it is an amazzing song!!! in my opinion yes.... but this is an opinion, not a fact... The song does have a good beat, and it is catchy. If you look it up on iTunes or any blog site people have said it is a great song. If you look on websites like itunes, you'll barely see a single bad ( Full Answer )

Where do you get piano music for Fireflies by owl city for free?

You can get two easy version of their sheet music here: . http://pianocritic.com/sheet-music/owl-city-fireflies-piano-sheet-music-free/ They also have an mp3 file that you can download to follow along the sheet music. If you find it hard to read the music, consider looking for a video tutor ( Full Answer )

When was Fireflies by owl city written?

Adam Young of Owl City wrote Fireflies in 2009, it was released as a single in July, and the album was released that September.

How do you play fireflies by owl city on the alto saxophone?

For free sheet music, go to the OnlineSheetMusic website. At the top of the page is a search box. Type the title (or artist name) and download the sheet music. If for any reason this fails, try googling 'free Fireflies sheet music'.

What instruments are in Fireflies by Owl City?

"Fireflies" features mostly synthesizer, guitar (electric), drums, and stringed instruments such as cello. A few other instruments may also be included.

What are the notes for fireflies by owl city?

For free sheet music, go to the OnlineSheetMusic website. At the top of the page is a search box. Type the title (or artist name) and download the sheet music. If for any reason this fails, try Sheetzbox or googling 'free Fireflies sheet music'.

When you are drugged can you understand the song Fireflies by Owl City?

When someone is drunk or drugged, their ability to comprehend anything is substantially lowered. The song Fireflies has a simple meaning that can, however, be comprehended by sober people. Fireflies is a reminiscence of Adam Young's childhood. When he was little the summertime air would be so filled ( Full Answer )

Is fireflies by owl city an earth song?

No. Fireflies is a song about growing up and leaving your childhood behind. For more information, see 'What is fireflies by owl city about?'

Is there an allusion in fireflies by owl city?

The song is about Adam not wanting to let go of his childhood memories but he knows he has to grow up and move on, but he can still be childish thats why he "saves a few and keeps them in a jar." Etc.

Does Selena like fireflies by owl city?

If you mean the singer "Selena", she died before the song's release. If you mean Selena Gomez, she most likely does since she is very open to the pop genre.

What is a good owl city song?

This is, of course, an opinion so it will be very hard to answer. However, Owl City's greatest hits are 'Fireflies' and 'Good Time' (featuring Carly Rae Jepsen). It is quite possible that you will like these. I hope this helps!

Is there personification in fireflies by owl city?

Yes. Adam Young (Owl City) refers to fireflies like one refers to humans. E.G. "To ten million fireflies, I'm weird cause I hate goodbyes." In reality, fireflies wouldn't be able to comprehend his emotions, nor would he be able to tell what they think.

What are owl cities songs about?

The songs are mostly about falling asleep, like "Fireflies" or having to do with getting away from the world. The titles mostly involve things with the sky, such as "Vanilla Twilight", "Rainbow Veins", and "To the Sky" Some are just made for expressing imagination, such as "Hello Seattle".

What poetic devices are used in fireflies by owl city?

1. Personification ("As they try to teach me how to dance, Cause I'd get a a thousand hugs") 2. Imagery ("If ten million fireflies lit up the world as I fell asleep, cause they'd fill the open air and leave teardrops everywhere") 3. Rhyme 4. Oxymoron ("Awake when I'm asleep") 5. Simile ( Full Answer )

Is fireflies by owl city a love song?

No. Many of his songs are love songs, such as Vanilla Twilight, but Fireflies is thought to be about remembering your childhood, and the difficulty of moving on. In the song, Adam Young (Owl City) talks about being insomnia-ridden, perhaps as a result of this situation.

Where do you get VIOLIN music for Fireflies by owl city for free?

Sheet music for piano works dor violin as well. It can be harder, deoending on your skill, but it is possible and is done all the time. For free sheet music, go to the OnlineSheetMusic website. At the top of the page is a search box. Type the title (or artist name) and download the sheet music. If ( Full Answer )

What songs does owl city have?

Owl City has many great songs but my favorites are... Hospital Flowers, Hello Seattle, Fireflies, Honey and the Bee, Deer in the Head Lights, Lonely Lullaby, Vanilla Twilight, Dreams Don't Turn to Dust, Plant Life, and Galaxies.

What is the song Cave In by Owl City about?

The song "Cave In," off Owl City's album Ocean Eyes , is about feeling the stress and pressure of life. It's about feeling as if you just can't handle another thing. In it, Adam Young expresses the need to get away from it all--but also, the realization that running from his stress doesn't solve an ( Full Answer )

How are the Owl City songs made?

Owl City is a one-man band and the project of Adam Young. In his parent's basement in Minnesota, he records his music on a keyboard and a computer. In concerts he usually uses a Micro Korg keyboard to play his songs, along with a computer. He creates his own drum loops and everything, all the work i ( Full Answer )

Is there any repetition in fireflies by owl city?

It really depends on what form of repetition you mean. The chorus is repeated multiple times throughout the song, but if you mean vocal repetition, (single words or phrases repeated consecutively) then no. Although there is a slight echo at the end of some verses. However, in the Fireflies Remix (on ( Full Answer )

Is there a hyperbole in fireflies by owl city?

I guess you could consider "To ten million firelies" and "If ten million firelies" and "ten thousand lightning bugs" hypeboles. I mean, imagine how scary ten million fireflies would be :O

What is the significance for fireflies by owl city?

Well, one day, Owl City, (Adam Young) went camping, and saw fireflies. So he decided ti write a song about it. In the song, notice he says "Cuz I feel like such an insomniac" because he suffers from insomnia. Anyways, your actual question, its about imagination, and I guess, sleeping.

What does the song owl city fireflies mean?

A lot of people say a lot of things...But i read HIS blog and he said it was about his home and Minnesoda. (he lives in Minnesoda so...) And when he was a kid and cought fireflies

Is fireflies by owl city a poetic song?

Yes, Fireflies IS a poetic song. The song was written in metaphors to symbolize the world at a different point of view. For a list of the poetic devices used in the song, search 'What poetic devices are used in Fireflies by Owl City?'.

What is the song Galaxies by Owl City about?

The Challenger crash in 1986 and God. It is about what he thinks the people in the rocket might have been thinking and he call ong out to god 4 help

What is the 1st verse to owl city fireflies?

"You would not believe your eyes if 10 million fireflies lit up the world as I feel asleep. 'Cos they'd fill the open air and leave teardrops everywhere. You'd think me rude but I would just stand and stare."