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Dedicated to victims of sexual abuse in honor of the book "The Firefly Jar I Live In."


Fireflies Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

Do you recall my boys, how we used to play?
How we would laugh aloud? That was our way.
Life was easy then, and our souls can glow again its true
Just like Fireflies! Don’t you know?
Hearts like fireflies, we’ll just glow.

Here we are along the way, eleven years from yesterday
Searching for what to talk about, trying our feelings out.
One of life’s mysteries, born blind and learn to see
Through pain and tragedy to love
With hearts like fireflies, don’t you know.
We can be fireflies, let our hearts glow.

Time forms in the past, through jaded walls of glass, the moonlight softly shines
Calling our eyes to see, the truth does set us free, right here, right now that’s all you need to know…
Let’s be fireflies, we can glow! Let’s be fireflies, shining souls.
Like the stars above, here we go….

Something happens when you love, hard hearts turn to doves, being what were called to be.
See what tomorrow brings, a chance to be rid of things and start to feel again,
and be fireflies, beneath the stars. Let’s be Fireflies. See you shine!
You and me we’re fireflies, watch us glow.

Outside our jar, were free to live.
Let’s be fireflies, brush the tears from our eyes, and just glow!


from One Long Tomorrow, released January 19, 2015
Guitars\Vocals: J Francis Olson, Piano: Andrew Crowley, Drums: Jordan Carlson, Bass: Joe Baumgart, Pedal Steel: Joe Savage; Strings: Jillian Rae, Tenor\Alto Saxophone, Bass Flute\Flute: Steve Clarke


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J Francis Olson Minneapolis, Minnesota

J Francis Olson - Minnesota native from the Iron Range. J Francis Olson is a gifted musician and songwriter.with a variety of styles, using a blend of modern and vintage tones.
'fuses brusque lyricism and passionate guitar that would make Johnny Cash grin.' (review 2016)
...a solid first album..." The Equal Ground review
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