Who Sang 100,000 Fireflies? The Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields Distant Plastic Trees cover art
Credits
release date: 1991
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Lo-Fi/Synth-pop
length: 3:21
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 went out to the forest and caught
A hundred thousand fireflies
As they ricochet round the 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
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...

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Railroad Boy
  • 2 Smoke Signals
  • 3 You Love to Fail
  • 4 Kings
  • 5 Babies Falling
  • 6 Living in an Abandoned Firehouse With You
  • 7 Tarā€Heel Boy
  • 8 Falling in Love With the Wolfboy
  • 9 Josephine
  • 10 100,000 Fireflies
  • 11 Plant White Roses

  • Album Information
    label: Red Flame Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5021639000013
    script: Latin