"Firefly" as written by and John Mark Eitzel....
Come on beautiful we'll go sit on the front lawn
We'll watch the fireflies as the sun goes down
They don't live too long, just a flash and then they're gone
We'll laugh at them and watch the sun go down

You're so pretty baby
You're the prettiest thing I know
You're so pretty baby
Where did you go

Tell my why you don't sleep anymore
Tell me what you sit up all night waiting for
Are you waiting for loneliness to paralyze
Are you waiting for Sister Midnight to unleash the tide

You're so pretty baby
You're the prettiest thing I know
You're so pretty baby
Where did you go

Finish the prayer that started as a kiss
The overwhelming dream of happiness
I'll give you all of my good luck
For the overwhelming dream that's killing us

You're so pretty baby
You're the prettiest thing I know
You're so pretty baby
Where did you go

Come on we'll go sit on the front lawn

I'll hold you in my arms and we're gone
Here and gone, firefly


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"Firefly" as written by Mark Eitzel

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    Song ComparisonI feel like there is a lot of continuity throughout AMC songs; in the same vein that "At My Mercy" and "Asleep" were in, this seems to be about somebody that he loves, but who has changed for the worst. He's reminiscing about a moment of bliss that they both had where they literally watched the fireflies and sat on the lawn. At the same time, he's comparing her love to a firefly, since it sparks for a second and then disappears. It's upsetting and brilliant.
    Anilandon May 22, 2011   Link

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