ENTERTAINMENT: Owl City Finally Answered That Question About ‘Fireflies’ And Hugs

You might remember the music artist Owl City from a few years ago. He’s got that feel good EDM sound that’s always great for a sound trip. One of the hits that catapulted him to stardom was ‘Fireflies’ which was released 2009.

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At first look, it’s basically a song about–you guessed it–fireflies. And it’s actually a pretty good song; the type that could easily cheer you up on a bad day.

It was really just a cutesy simple song until someone studied its lyrics and came across a pretty confusing line:

‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs

This, then, caused Owl City fans to ask for an explanation.

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Does each firefly hug you 1,000 times or do only 1/10th of the bugs give you a hug?

Yesterday, Owl City finally took to Facebook to answer this question.

TL;DR: He was embraced 1, 000 times by 10,000 luminescent insects, for a grand total of 10,000,000 hugs.

Owl City also proves that he did his research, adding in a few bits of trivia about fireflies.

So, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. You may now sleep in peace tonight.

What was YOUR understanding of the line? Share it with us!

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