In Dreams

by Fireflies

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My third full-length album. 12 songs about sleeping and the intersection of dreams and memories. Released on Jigsaw Records.

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released April 8, 2014

Instruments and vocals by Lisle Mitnik
Additional vocals on tracks 4 and 8 by Edine Kwok

Mastered at Dub Narcotic Studios, Olympia, WA
Cover art by Nicola Colton

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Fireflies Chicago, Illinois

i try to craft each song into a tiny snow-globe-sized universe you can curl up in and get lost for a little while.

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Track Name: Everything is Ending
i love to hear you sing
and every word has meaning
so why are you silent tonight?
we used to talk for hours
sitting among the flowers
but now we just stare out the window

you know the way you feel
now love is much too real
i can only help you along

hen you finally told me
that your heart was empty
i think i already knew
that everything was ending
because our paths are bending apart
now where do i turn?

you know the way you feel
now love is much too real
i can only help you along

you ask me to go
and on my way out
you shed one final tear
one last tear
for all of the years
i thought we’d spend forever more

you know the way you feel
now love is much too real
i can only help you along

you know the way you feel
now love is much too real
i can only bring you down
Track Name: A Chance Someday
i wonder if you’re sleeping there tonight
and if you might be allright
i wonder why i’m still missing you
when those days are through
but did you feel it too?

even more than yesterday
i hope tomorrow brings
sunny days and warmth
and all the songs the robin sings
bells will chime and the air will carry me
with swelling strings
cos i’ll never fly away with broken wings

i always thought that we could skate away
until the day i heard you couldn’t stay
though you know i wanted
to see you again
i couldn’t face you then to see the end

how could i let you slip away?
do you think that you might ever
give me a chance someday?

i hope i can tell you what’s in my heart
before it starts to fall apart
now every day feels like
walking in the rain
now you’re on that plane
and only tears remain
Track Name: Hiding Away
we went walking after dark
watching lamps light in the park
waiting for the stars to re-appear

never speaking of what we know
that soon you’ll have to go
back to the world where you belong

but do you think if we pretend
that this day will never end
all of our dreams will come true?

riding the subways everywhere
knowing you’d always be there
safe from all the things we used to fear

when i see you cry
or sigh some awful sigh
i know you’re hiding away

some sad simple thing
a bad memory will bring
and won’t let you go

but do you think if we pretend
that this day will never end
all of our dreams will come true

you’ll remember that one day
we all have to go away
but till then i will stay with you

and keep you company
just think of what we’ll see
sitting underneath the cherry tree
Track Name: Fourth of July
walking through the sand
when you held my hand
i would pretend that it would never end
though it’s much too late
to change our fate
you should know that i loved you so

and you are always on my mind
cos you always treated me so kind

was it because
you feel the same way that i do?
that when we’re together
each moment seems brand new?

and even now
i don’t know how
i could let you go
without letting you know
to make it clear
that when you were here
my heart was beating fast
and when i think of the past

you are always on my mind
cos you always treated me so kind

was it because
you feel the same way that i do?
that when we’re together
each moment seems brand new?

now i’m hoping that
my feelings will reach you
and you’ll tell me that
you’ll always love me too
Track Name: Staring at the Starlight
i saw you staring at the starlight
then it carried you away
to a place i’ll never find you
still i’ll try to find a way

you told me that i shouldn’t worry
but i know that’s just a lie
cos when i look into your eyes now
you know i’ll start to see you cry

no, no, no
i won’t let you go

we could live inside a song dear
one that goes on for so long
maybe then we’d be together
in a world where we belong
Track Name: Kira-Kira
as i dream of days gone by
the sun will turn its head
to shine on you another day
and dry the tears you shed

the snow will settle on the ground
and whisper through the trees
but cold and dark are far away
as you stare out at the sea

do you think it’s true
that when the morning dew
turns into day
all our dreams will fade away?

there’s beauty in the rolling hills
and in the turning tide
but all those things just fade away
when you run and hide

every time i think like this
i don’t know what to do
and so i’ll lay my head to rest
and dream my dreams of you
Track Name: Cartoons
i guess we’re through
there’s nothing we can do
say it isn’t true
cos i still love you

i could visit you
we could watch cartoons
i would stay awake
to hear the breaths you’d take

i know it’s over now
but i don’t know how
i said that i love you
but you just laughed and said
goodbye
Track Name: If I Tell You
i fell in love with the words that you sang
even if i could not understand
i wanted you to sing them to me
i wanted you to take my hand

and at night when i hear your voice
it echoes in my heart so true
and you know i would give anything
if i could spend one day with you

and though my dreams may bring me to you
the morning always takes me back

when i feel the wind is blowing cold
and my dreams are so far away
i stare off into the ocean waves
to try and see your face through the gray

and though my dreams may bring me to you
the morning always takes me back
so if i tell you that i love you
will you tell me you love me too?
Track Name: September
say goodbye to our hopes and dreams
say goodbye as they fall apart at the seams
no, i never meant to see you cry
and you can’t say i didn’t try

fly away from the winter snow
fly away to the places that you know
and it felt like there was nothing i couldn’t do
just as long as i could be with you
if you only knew

and if i cannot dream of you
then how will our dreams come true?

every day comes and goes
every day the wall between us grows
but it felt like there was nothing i couldn’t do
just as long as i could be with you
Track Name: I Thought I Knew
there was a time i thought i knew
i would always be here with you
night spent in summer watching the waves
making memories we’d save

sleeping underneath all the stars
dreaming of a world that is ours
sure as the daylight comes with the dawn
i thought our love would carry on

i never thought there’d come a day
when all our love would fade away
and so i gave my heart to you
and all my dreams came true

as time went by it became clear
that you would not always be near
and as the summer turned into fall
i did not even know you at all

so now when i think about you
and the dreams we
thought would come true
i will remember the words you said
next year summer will come again
Track Name: Rêve
i’m all alone in my room
and you far away
but when the falling snow speaks of you
i know there’s sunshine behind the gray

and in its golden light
we will be waiting for the night
when our dreams will bring us
closer once again

i think i loved you much too much
i put my heart into your hands
like a flower picked and set aside,
without the sunshine, will it die?

and if it comes to an end
would you be happy just to pretend
that everything will be okay?
Track Name: Seventy-Seven
the air is quiet here today
because the birds
no longer sing your name
and all the leaves have blown away
so all the branches
bow their heads in grief

though our time has slipped away
i’ll always think
of all the things we’ve done
and live in dreams of yesterday
when i still believed that you were mine

when i look into the hazy sky of blue
i still think that i could be with you
and everything is new
like the flowers and the dew
if you only knew