December 4, 2009

Songs What Be Stuck In My Head: Fireflies

I’ve been wanting something new to listen to musically because… I dunno. I’ve been listening to the Presidents of the United States of America literally all semester. It was time for a little change. I was trying some Oasis, but it wasn’t working. I mentioned to my brother that I was looking for something new, and so he hands me a CD by a group (okay, actually it’s apparently just one dude) called Owl City.

I kind of love Owl City. He’s got this very poppy, synthy song, and all his songs are sugar sweet but genuine and emotional. I’m falling in love. But most important, I have gotten one of his songs stuck in my head horribly, and that song would be Fireflies.
Got a pretty good music video, yes? It also has a good beat. Mostly, though, what’s getting to me is the lyrics. They’ve just got this very strong emotion behind them that, for whatever reason, is really affecting me right now. I mean… “I’d like to make myself believe that planet earth turns slowly” is such a great line. So full of hope, and yet sad, a statement of trying to force will against the inevitability of time.

Things just slipping away, as you dream, and try to turn things into something you want, but everything is never as it seems.


I listened to Fireflies and liked it lots, but then listened to some of the other stuff on Youtube and sort of was disappointed. Maybe it’s just youtube? I always preferred artists ‘Greatest Hits’.

Comment by Kale — December 4, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

Correction, I listened to ‘The Saltwater Room’ and it was pretty good to.

Comment by Kale — December 4, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

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