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Fireflies

Owl City

 

Each chord gets a half-measure unless otherwise noted

 

Capo 3

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

      134211

F:    133211

       12

Em:   022000

        231

Am:   x02210

         132

D:    xx0232

 

 

 

Strum: D d D DU UD D DU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro:

/ G - C - / F - - - /  x4

 

G                  C              F (1)

  You would not believe your eyes   If ten million fireflies

G                 C              F (1)

  lit up the world as I fell asleep

G                        C       F (1)

  'Cause they'd fill the open air  and leave teardrops everywhere

        G              C                         F (1)

you'd think me rude but I would just stand and stare

 

Chorus:

F              C           G (1)

I'd like to make myself believe

             F     C     Em  F

that planet Earth turns slowly

     F                     C         / F G Am - /

Its hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep

       F              C           D (1)

'Cause everything is never as it seems

 

G                  C              F (1)

'Cause id get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs

G                  C              F (1)

as they tried to teach me how to dance

G                  C              F (1)

A foxtrot above my head, a sockhop beneath my bed

G                  C              F (1)

a disco ball is just hanging by a thread

 

Chorus

 

                F (1 hold)

When i fall asleep

 

 

G                  C              F (1)

leave my door open just a crack      (please take me away from here)

G                  C              F (1)

'Cause i feel like such an insomniac  (please take me away from here)

G                  C              F (1)

why do i tire of counting sheep      (please take me away from here)

G                  C              F (1)

when I'm far too tired to fall asleep

 

G                  C              F (1)

To ten million fireflies

G                  C              F (1)

I'm weird 'cause i hate goodbyes

G                  C              F (1)

i got misty eyes as they said farewell

G                  C              F (1)

but ill know where several are

G                  C              F (1)

if my dreams get real bizarre

G                  C              F (1)

'cause i saved a few and i keep them in a jar

 

F              C           G (1)

I'd like to make myself believe

             F     C     Em  F

that planet Earth turns slowly

     F                     C         / F G Am - /

Its hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep

       F              C           D (1)

'Cause everything is never as it seems  when I fall asleep

 

Chorus

 

F              Am         G (1)

I'd like to make myself believe

            F     C     Em    F

that planet Earth turns slowly

        F               C            / F G Am - /

Its hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep

F                   C                 G (hold)

Because my dreams are bursting at the seams...

 

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.