you... looked my mother
did when she was nineteen
not afraid to die
I... started planning our future
when you were just nineteen
still a firefly

you...got terrible vision
should have seen I was leaving
when I first appeared
I...got bit by the footlights
I got caught in the headlights
in anyplace but here

never say
you'll never leave
cuz you never know till 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 peaceful
Then it's gonna get rough

Never say
You'll never leave
Cuz 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'
Must have been me
Must have been me...

You... looked just 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


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Fireflies (with Rhett Miller) song meanings
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    My InterpretationLove is fleeting.

    Both people can look back on a relationship fondly even if they don't agree on the problem that drove them apart.
    carryoutkidon October 06, 2013   Link

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