Summer Song Of The Day: 100,000 Fireflies

by GofG Public · July 31, 2009


Artist: Magnetic Fields

Song: 100,000 Fireflies

For some people, Memorial Day weekend is the start of summer. For others, its that first hot day, or tan-lines, or a long weekend at the beach. But for me, it's the first night when there's a full sky of fireflies. Because nothing makes me feel like I'm a kid again like catching fireflies, and some ice cream...


I have a mandolin I play it all night long It makes me want to kill myself I also have a dobro Made in some mountain range Sounds like a mountain range in love But when I turn up the tone On my electric guitar I'm afraid of the dark without you close to me I went out to the forest and caught A hundred thousand fireflies As they ricochet round the room They remind me of your starry eyes Someone else's might not have made me so sad But this is the worst night I ever had 'cause I'm afraid of the dark without you close to me You won't be happy with me, But give me one more chance You won't be happy anyway Why do we still live here In this repulsive town? All our friends are in New York Why do we keep shrieking, when we mean soft things? We should be whispering all the time...