Tuesday, May 12, 2009

LET'S FLY WITH THE FIREFLY!



Firefly
(sung by Christina Metaxa)

It’s the question that drives us where we must go
It’s the unknown that derives from us what we want most
But the firefly sits in the corner and rests
It won’t care if you stare but believe me it’s best to let go
Don’t just go with the flow


And the firefly comes to you sits on your finger
It shudders and shakes but she wants you to go with her now
Follow her out there

The firefly spreading her wings open wide thinks the sky will come crushing down
Fall to her side, she is afraid
But her fears slowly fade


Fly with the firefly
Fly side by side
Escaping the chains that held you from life
Don’t look down
You’re over the edge


Jump…take the leap of faith
Jump…take the leap of faith


It’s the question that drives us where we must go
It’s the unknown that derives from us what we want most
But the firefly sits in the corner and rests (X4)

(lyrics taken from www.christinametaxa.com/index.php/the-lyrics)


What is your interpretation of the song? Now read what the deeper meaning of the song is according to the 16-year-old singer and discuss with your partner whether you agree with her. Finally, is it always easy to follow the firefly that leads you to the unknown?

The deeper meaning of the song - FIREFLY
The song “Firefly” is not simply a song that will represent my country, Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest. It is much more than that.

First of all, it is the most wonderful gift I have ever taken in my entire life. It is a song written just for me by my older brother, my mentor ; a song, inspired by my character, my inner questions and deep thoughts, by my phobias, the fears of a 16 year old trying to survive and find her identity in this world. This song is the precious advice of my beloved brother, a piece of advice he has always been trying to make me understand. “Take healthy risks even if you have to be different than the rest of the world. Follow your light and don’t shrink just because you are afraid to fly”.


Now this piece of advice suddenly becomes a diamond which will shed light not simply in my heart but in the hearts of all the youngsters of Europe. The firefly symbolizes the light we all have inside our hearts. Do we all manage to find this light? Well, in order to find it, we need to have questions, and dreams. It is important to set targets and it is necessary to fight and overcome our fears and insecurities. If this inner light is discovered by us, then we can reach self-awareness. If this inner light is discovered by us, then we will manage to shine and succeed in whatever we want to do in our lives.


So, in other words the light of the firefly will help us defeat our
own selfishness, fears, insecurities. It will help us move towards inner peace, self-awareness and absolute happiness. In this trip we may need to ignore the negative voices and have faith, even in moments when we will be alone and feel different than the others; even then our own light will offer us support and company and strength which will direct us towards the right path.
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