Summer turns to autumn, fall to winter, and all that was old will one day be new again. Case in point, Owl City’s insidious 2009 earworm “Fireflies” which has now been around long enough to be experiencing a bit of a comeback. Just look:
Everyone’s really getting into it. It’s getting a lot of love on Twitter and how can you blame anyone? The song is catchy.
*fireflies starts playing in public*
Friend 1: you better not
Friend 2: please don't
— Perfect Boyfriend (@WhennBoys) July 13, 2017
But the place where the song has experienced the most profound rebirth is over on Tumblr, where it’s spawned a meme and you would not believe your eyes if you saw it.
That’s basically it. You just take the most absurd line in “Fireflies”—which is in the running for the most absurd line in all pop music—and give a little twist. Simple enough premise, but magic when it’s done right.
The whole thing was first highlighted by Buzzfeed, but it’s starting to take off outside of Tumblr too.
You would not believe Trump’s lies
if 10 million Russian spies
— chinemeuwa (@chinemeuwa) July 14, 2017
You would not believe your gran
If bruce wayne was the batman
— edgelord allan poe (@haarleyquin) July 14, 2017
So “Fireflies” is back again, in a big way. And you know what? Not a moment too soon: