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AbAb chord               DbDb chord
You would not believe your eyes
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If ten million fireflies
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Lit up the world as I fell asleep
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'Cause they'd fill the open air
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And leave teardrops everywhere
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You'd think me rude But I would just stand and stare
 
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I'd like to make myself believe
            GbGb chord     DbDb chord     FmFm chord  GbGb chord
That planet Earth turns slowly
     GbGb chord                    DbDb chord           GbGb chord          AbAb chord    BbmBbm chord
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
    GbGb chord             DbDb chord           AbAb chord
'Cause everything is never as it seems
 
 
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'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs
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From ten thousand lightning bugs
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As they tried to teach me how to dance
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a foxtrot above my head
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a sock hop beneath my bed
  AbAb chord             DbDb chord                 GbGb chord
a disco ball is just hanging by a thread
 
 
GbGb chord           DbDb chord             AbAb chord
I'd like to make myself believe
            GbGb chord     DbDb chord     FmFm chord  GbGb chord
That planet Earth turns slowly
     GbGb chord                    DbDb chord           GbGb chord          AbAb chord    BbmBbm chord
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
    GbGb chord             DbDb chord           AbAb chord
'Cause everything is never as it seems When I fall asleep
 
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Leave my door open just a crack - Please take me away from here -
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'Cause I feel like such an insomniac - Please take me away from here -
AbAb chord        DbDb chord                GbGb chord
Why do I tire of counting sheep - Please take me away from here -
AbAb chord               DbDb chord               GbGb chord
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep
 
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To ten million fireflies
GbGb chord
I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
AbAb chord           DbDb chord                     GbGb chord
I got misty eyes as they said farewell
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But I'll know where several are
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If my dreams get real bizarre
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'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar
 
 
GbGb chord           DbDb chord             AbAb chord
I'd like to make myself believe
            GbGb chord     DbDb chord     FmFm chord  GbGb chord
That planet Earth turns slowly
     GbGb chord                    DbDb chord           GbGb chord          AbAb chord    BbmBbm chord
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
    GbGb chord             DbDb chord           AbAb chord
'Cause everything is never as it seems When I fall asleep
 
 
GbGb chord           DbDb chord             AbAb chord
I'd like to make myself believe
            GbGb chord     DbDb chord     FmFm chord  GbGb chord
That planet Earth turns slowly
     GbGb chord                    DbDb chord           GbGb chord          AbAb chord    BbmBbm chord
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
    GbGb chord             DbDb chord           AbAb chord
'Cause everything is never as it seems When I fall asleep
 
 
GbGb chord           DbDb chord             AbAb chord
I'd like to make myself believe
            GbGb chord     DbDb chord     FmFm chord  GbGb chord
That planet earth turns slowly
     GbGb chord                    DbDb chord           GbGb chord          AbAb chord    BbmBbm chord
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
  GbGb chord                   DbDb chord               AbAb chord      AbAb chord  DbDb chord
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams    
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

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