Sunday, May 09, 2010

10 million fireflies lighting up the world...

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
Because they'd fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude but I'd just stand and stare

- Owl City

This song has gotten under my skin. Although I am sure the writer intended a more profound association for his lyrics, it is bringing back memories of all those nights when I couldn’t stop admiring the beautiful inky midnight blue spread above filled with dancing fireflies. It feels like I am uncorking a jar of glorious nights, stumbled into unknowingly and collected little by little over the years.

Nights which amazed me – I thought I have never seen it this beautiful; nights which made me wistful, sometimes poetically lonely; nights, the beauty of which, brought pure joy and happiness and you wanted to sing out loud; and then nights where there couldn’t have been a more heady combination than that of stars and silence .

Most of all, nights that make you believe that nights like these is purpose enough for life. Now, if only I could remember that...


TaRuN said...

I must have heard this song a zillion times when I first discovered it....
As for the profound meaning of the song, I think it can't get any more deep than if it's got you thinking about the purpose for life :)

Ms.N said...

And here i was thinking that there wasn't anyone who would get the song. ;)

still foraging for songs???

ha ha - true. can't get more profound than that!

Nit Nat said...

wow, i just got reminded of those days when all of us cousins got together under a roof and mala chithi used to bring one undaa full of mixed curd rice n pickle n all of us used to stretch out hands n eat.. was this in coimbatore? or much much before, zenith aptmns? dunno, its like this fleeting memory which i cant recollect much, but jus feels happy thinking about it :)

Anil P said...

I'm balancing out Tarun :-)

The first time I'm hearing about the song. Beautiful lyrics. Owl City, hmmm. The name evokes many images.

Ms.N said...

@ Nit Nat... ha! i know, the lyrics/song is like that... brings back faint happy memories....btw - i am emailing the song to u - tell me u like it.

@Anil P...yes... and the song gets better. i initially thought it was old song, seems like a recent one though.