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sinking ive fallen into deep and ironing,
i dont know cause all we have left to say
how do we pick ourselves up now
if the clouds bring the rain before we evaporate

i will never be able to say
i love you, I love you.

stay bright like the fireflies
make light before my eyes. x2

thinking,
without all of my regrets and my contradictions
where did i go i thought this was the right way
do i live to grow up or just fade away onto this tree of shame

or will i be able to say
i love you, I love you

stay bright like the fireflies
make light before my eyes. x2


3:19 min mellow breakdown

stay bright like the fireflies
make light before my eyes. x2


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  • +1
    General Commentlove this song <3 can't wait for the new album.
    I think the first line is "sinking, I've fallen in too deep and I regret it".
    electrichearton May 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is gorgeous; my favorite from the new album. It's a much more mature sound and for some reason, it reminds me of Thrice post-Vheissu. Not sure why, but I just can't shake that fdeeling.

    In regards to meaning, I get a more spiritual feel from it, but I'm not too sure.

    Lyrics as I hear them:

    Sinking, falling in too deep and I regret it
    "I don't know" is all we have left to say
    How do we pick ourselves up now
    If the clouds bring the rain
    Before we evaporate

    I'll never be able to say
    I love you, I love you
    I love you

    [Chorus:]
    Stay bright, little fireflies
    Make light before my eyes
    Stay bright, little fireflies
    Make light before my eyes.

    Thinking about all my regrets and contradictions
    Where did I go?
    I thought this was the right way
    Do I learn to grow up now
    Or just fade away under this tree of fame

    Or will I be able to say,
    I love you, I love you

    [Chorus]

    And all you do
    And all you say
    Washes away, away with rain
    And all you thought would never change
    Washes it away, it'll never be the same
    'Cause all I see is
    And all I feel
    Takes me away, takes me away

    And all you do
    And all you say
    Washes away, away with rain
    And all you thought would never change
    Washes it away, it'll never be the same

    Stay bright, little fireflies
    Make light before my eyes

    [Chorus]

    Wish I could love you
    And I don't regret the rain
    And now that I'm sinking
    I will just say goodbye
    sorrytryagainon September 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^good call.. also I think it's "stay bright little fireflies" and "under this tree".

    I can't make out pretty much anything he says in the pre-breakdown bridge so if anybody figures that out please add.

    9/8 woot!
    senSedative12on July 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an amazing song.
    DanceCalvinDanceon September 30, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is the perfect example of a band just going through the motions. It starts out beautifully but falls apart when it should be building into the massive end piece it wants to be. This is one of the worst tracks on a very underwhelming effort.
    ihatehatehaterson September 04, 2009   Link

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