Owl City’s Adam Young Tweeting About “Fireflies”


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If you’ve been on Twitter lately, you might have noticed a rejuvenated interest in Owl City’s 2009 earworm, “Fireflies.” While the reason behind it is, frankly, as mystifying as the song’s nonsensical lyrics, some pretty top-notch memes have come out of the whole thing:

One brave Twitter user, @pryce_d, decided to take the meme a step further and figure out, once and for all, what the song’s chorus (“‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs / From ten thousand lightning bugs”) actually means by going directly to the source: Owl City himself. After Adam Young spotted @pryce_d’s question, he responded with an amazing and unnecessarily in-depth explanation of the lyrics that I personally am still attempting to wrap my head around.

I truly did not think Lil Yachty’s clarification of his rap about cellos could be topped, but this just might take the cake.