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Thursday, July 16, A.D. 2009
100,000 Fireflies

Below is an unfortunately blurry fan video made for the splendid song, “100,000 Fireflies,” by the Magnetic Fields—from Distant Plastic Trees.

Susan Anway’s vocals are enchanting, and Stephin Merritt’s work is always a treat.

I have a mandolin.
I play it all night long.
It makes me want to kill myself.
I also have a Dobro,
Made in some mountain range.
Sounds like a mountain range in love.
But when I turn up the tone,
On my electric guitar . . .

I’m afraid of the dark without you close to me.
I’m afraid of the dark without you close to me.

I went out to the forest and caught
100,000 fireflies.
As they ricochet ‘round my room,
They remind me of your starry eyes.
Someone else’s might
Not have made me so sad,
But this is the worst night I ever had.

‘Cause I’m afraid of the dark without you close to me.
I’m afraid of the dark without you close to me.

Always was.

You won’t be happy with me,
But give me one more chance.
You won’t be happy, anyway.

Why do we still live here,
In this repulsive town?
All our friends are in New York.

Why do we keep shrieking,
When we mean soft things?
We should be whispering all the time.

The fan video is a bit weird but well done and still rather cute. Where are the fireflies, though?

Posted by Joseph on Thursday, July 16, Anno Domini 2009
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