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Blushing skin is whispering
Sleight of tongue, can kill so softly
Velvet lips sing lullabies
So satin sleek but still so costly
Knees weaken
Crumble and fall
Mere mortals
She's had them all
This gift of sight
This glorious blight

Fireflies
Close your eyes
They flicker dim then die
Not true stars just fading lies
Fireflies
Close your eyes
Dancing so sweetly by
Then disappearing with a sigh

Far too easily distracted
By this wretched curse
I'm enticed and so attracted
Bait and trap me, perhaps worse
Jade brilliance
Emerald lies
Each glimmer
Must fade and die
This gift of sight
This glorious blight

I don't want these distractions
No compromise for fractions
Diminish these subtractions
False lights are just defractions


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    General CommentThis song is about lust and sexual temptation.
    CWaDDon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI would have never got the meaning with out your commet, but i know that you a wrong in some way.
    The song never me sexual temptation, it simply means that you should'ent be destracted by the false pleasures of the flesh because Gods kingdom is not of this world.
    clutteron June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe word "me" is soposed to be metioned, it's just a mess up.
    clutteron June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of that B.S.S song Firework.
    Same good meaning.
    clutteron June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, it seems this song is about women that may be extremely attractive, but really aren't inside, or really won't be for long. He compares them to fireflies, which pretend to be as brilliant and beautiful as stars -- but are just dim fakes that don't compare to the real deal (ie., a truly beautiful woman, inside and out). Reese could very well be talking about girls that go in and out of his life that seem like a possibility, but soon just flicker and fade out of his life.
    smashtheguitaron June 04, 2007   Link

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