"Fireflies" as written by and Miller....
You looked like my mother
Did when she was 19, not afraid to die
I started plannin' our future
But you were just 19, still a firefly

You got terrible vision
You shoulda seen I was leavin' when I first appeared
I got bit by the footlights
I got caught in the headlights in any place but here

Never say you'll never leave
'Cause you'll never know 'til you try
In a jar fireflies
Only last for one night, only last for one night

Trains roll like gamblers in slow mo
Tryin' to find good luck when they couldn't find love
Oh yeah, and I'm gonna sleep on the train tracks
It's gonna be a peaceful night then it's gonna get rough

Never say you'll never leave
'Cause you'll never know 'til you try
In a jar fireflies
Only last for one night, only last for one night

I must have had a reason for leavin'
Not one I could see
I must have had a reason for leavin'
It must have been me, it must have been me

You looked like my mother
Did when she was 19, not afraid to die
For the last time I'm not your mother
And I was only 19, I'm still a firefly


Lyrics submitted by MitchHedberg97, edited by sharkycharming

"Fireflies" as written by Stewart Ransom Miller

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    General CommentSignificance of footlights?
    sweetpea84on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think she left to find fame. and would rather have been a singer/actor whatever than stay with him.
    luckye225on July 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti just think its about a couple. Their young and they have this great relationship but he or she knows they can't bottle up (fireflies in this case) too much of a good thing or they they die away. Its also about finding yourself snd making that choice to leave
    wachamakuliton August 19, 2008   Link

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