I see a firefly in my room,
twinkle, twinkle little firefly,
can you stay with me tonight?
There is a firefly in my room
I wanna catch it with my hands
so it stays giving me light.
A twinkling firefly is inside my hands,
I can feel its wing beat against my palms,
I see the shimmering light of its life.
A fading twinkle is inside my hands,
I want you with me, but you are gonna die,
so I open my hands and let you fly.