Firefly

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"Firefly"
AMC-California.jpg
California cover
Song by American Music Club from the album California
Released 1988
Format LP / CS / CD
Length 2:52
Label Grifter Records/Frontier Records/Demon Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Tom Mallon
California track listing
  1. "Firefly"
  2. "Somewhere"
  3. "Laughingstock"
  4. "Lonely"
  5. "Pale Skinny Girl"
  6. "Blue And Grey Shirt"
  7. "Bad Liquor"
  8. "Now You're Defeated"
  9. "Jenny"
  10. "Western Sky"
  11. "Highway 5"
  12. "Last Harbor"

"Firefly" is the 1st song on American Music Club's second album, 1988’s California.

Eitzel told Sounds that the opening line was "not intended to be flippant at all. That’s what people do – they laugh at things that die quickly. To protect themselves or something. I don’t want flippancy in our music, but I’ll sometimes risk an element of it.”[1]

Lyrics

Come on beautiful we'll go sit on the front lawn
We'll watch the fireflies as the sun goes down
They don't live too long, just a flash and then they're gone
We'll laugh at them and watch the sun go down

You're so pretty baby
You're the prettiest thing I know
You're so pretty baby
Where did you go

Tell my why you don't sleep anymore
Tell me what you sit up all night waiting for
Are you waiting for loneliness to paralyze
Are you waiting for Sister Midnight to anesthetize

You're so pretty baby
You're the prettiest thing I know
You're so pretty baby
Where did you go

Finish the prayer that started as a kiss
The overwhelming dream of happiness
I'll give you all of my good luck
For the overwhelming dream that's killing us

You're so pretty baby
You're the prettiest thing I know
You're so pretty baby
Where did you go

Come on we'll go sit on the front lawn
I'll hold you in my arms and we're gone
Here and gone, firefly

Video

American Music Club performing "Firefly" on October 7, 2008 at SKC in Belgrade, Serbia.

Personnel

American Music Club

Others

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References

  1. Roy Wilkinson (October 21, 1989). "Atlantic Crossing". Sounds. Retrieved March 27, 2018.