i have a mandolin
i play it all night long
it makes we want to kill myself

i also have a dobro
made in some mountain range
seems like a mountain range in love

but when i turn up the tone
on my electric guitar
i'm afraid of the dark
without you close to me

i went out in the forest and caught
100,00 fireflies
as they ricochet round my room
they remind me of your starry eyes

someone else might not
have made this so sad
but this is the worst night
i've ever had

cause i'm afraid of the dark
without you close to me

you won't be happy with me
give me one more chance
you won't be happy anyway
why do we still live here
in this repulsive town
all our friends are in new york

why do we keep shreiking
when we mean soft things
we should be whispering all the time

Lyrics submitted by Xpretox

100,000 Fireflies song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is depressing. It is so... me.
    leilalovesemoon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like this song. The lyrics are depressing, so emo.
    holysweeton June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentreally cool magnetic fields cover.
    skynyrd428on January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I'm afraid of the dark without you close to me."

    I was once intimate with a girl who lived in the apartment directly above me. I fucked it all up and one morning a month later I got a headboard awakening. I went outside with my coffee to smoke a cigarette and I heard the panting through her cracked window. That lyric means a lot to me now.
    CosmoKrameron December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo lyrics for 1000 pounds? I guess I'll have to post them.
    CosmoKrameron December 07, 2005   Link

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