Simplicity is the best policy!

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep

‘Cause they’d fill the open air
And leave tear drops 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’d get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried 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

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 goodbyes
I got misty eyes as 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

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

Fireflies
Owl City
Adam Young

Now this song never stops amusing me! Whenever I listen to it I fall back in love with it. Takes me back to my dreams, where I’m in control of everything, and by everything I mean everything and everyone! It reminds me of the little details of life that we often fail to cherish when these  details require our prompt attention and care. I’ve always believed that real beauty lies in real details. We shouldn’t always be aiming for bigger goals in life, ignoring all the smaller achievements by not sharing them with our loved ones, because at the of the day why do we do things in life really? The only true answer is because we want to share them. Anyway, It’s needless to say one should be ambitious in life but at the same time one should always take time out for the little things that matter to most of us!

Another essence that I’d like to talk about from the song, is that one should always take his time doing things. There are no shortcuts in life, and it’s for all the good reasons, only that we don’t see the reasons then. Life can only teach its lessons by letting us experiment all the way through it, from the day we are born till the day we stop existing. People who look for shortcuts they keep doing so for the rest of their lives up until when it’s time for them to go back to the (ALLAH)Creator and then they realise that there were no shortcuts, really. It’s just like when they say that the journey is as important as the destination. There’s one more thing, until and unless you prove yourself worthy of something you can’t really enjoy it, it doesn’t matter you earn it or get it for free! So yeah, I think we should cherish each moment that we live and live it as if it is our last!

The last thing that it reminds me of, is childhood innocence and childhood on the whole. It makes me think about why and how our lives become so complicated. Why do people become complicated? Why don’t things and relationships stay the same forever? Where does our own simplicity go? Why do people start having different opinions about things? Why do people start hating other people? Why?

Anyway, I think these questions cannot be answered or maybe I don’t have the wisdom to go about answering these complex questions about the philosophy of life, because at least I don’t want to participate in this chaos. Not anymore! I always lived a simple life and simple life is what everyone should live.

So yeah, this song is all about wanting to keep things simple like they were in our childhood. It’s about remembering and trying to hold on to our childhood and never letting it go! Which I think is a brilliant idea, because life was so much more beautiful then, than what it has become.

Thanks for the read,

M B A Khan

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2 responses

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    August 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM

  2. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be
    really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too
    complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

    August 6, 2013 at 5:05 PM

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