Coverafbeelding Owl City - Fireflies
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  •   2009

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   05-07-1986
Land   Verenigde Staten

De man die achter Owl City zit is de uit de Verenigde Staten afkomstige Adam Young. Zijn muziekstijl bestaat uit elektronische, synthpop en new wave.


Zijn bekendheid verwierf hij door zijn eigen MySpace-pagina. Een aantal nummers, waaronder Hello Seattle, werden meer dan zes miljoen keer beluisterd.


De single die hem ook in Nederland op de kaart zette was zijn single Fireflies uit 2009, wat afkomstig is van zijn derde album Ocean Eyes. In 2010 toerde Young mee met Maroon 5 en John Mayer.


Op zijn vierde album The Midsummer Station is ook de samenwerking met de Canadese zangeres Carly Rae Jepsen te horen. Hun single Good Time deed het goed in de hitlijsten.


Songtekst

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
'Cause they fill the open air,
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude, but I would just stand and... stare

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

'Cause I get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they try to teach me how to dance
A foxtrot above my head,
A sock hop beneath my bed,
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread (thread, thread)

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems (when I fall asleep)

Leave my door open just a crack
(Please take me away from here)
'Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep?
(Please take me away from here)
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I'm weird 'cause I hate good-byes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell (they said farewell)
But I'll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar (jar, jar, jar)

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems (when I fall asleep)

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems (when I fall asleep)

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

Songinformatie

Trivia

Credits:


Owl City is Adam Young

Producer en engineer: Adam Young

Gemixt door John Goodmanson

Additionele productie: Matthew Thiessen

Mastering: Ted Jensen in Sterling Sound

Uitvoerend Producent: Steve Bursky

Opgenomen in Sky Harbor-studio’s, Owatonna, MN

Strijkers opgenomen in Two Sticks Audio, Seattle, WA door John Goodmanson

Gemixt in Bogroll-studio’s, Seattle, WA

Cello: Phil Peterson

Gearrangeerd door Adam Young

Vocals: Matthew Thiessen
ArtiestOwl City
 A-kant
Titel Fireflies (Album Version)
Lengte 3:48
Componist(en) Adam Young
Producer(s) Adam Young
Engineer(s) Adam Young
Mixage John Goodmanson
 B-kant
Platenlabel Universal Republic
Catalogusnr digital download
Releasedatum 02-10-2009
Hoogste positie UK 1
Hoogste positie US 1
Album Ocean Eyes


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