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Tags: Porrim

Madam Firefly

By violasarecool (SoundCloud, Tumblr).
Cover art by magnoliajades (Tumblr).
Released 4/12/2016.
Duration: 2:19.

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Tracks that Madam Firefly references:


Madam Firefly,
Blinking in the sky,
Swim through the stars to find your place,
You're wandering through endless space.

Tricky little bug,
Tend to your mother grub,
Don't worry 'bout the pink and blue,
'cause green is all you ever knew,

Until the blood was dripping teal and bronze and gold.
You took the mantle from your ancestors of old.
And though the changes were like chains upon your heart,
You cut them loose and tried your best to change your part.

Madam Firefly,
Dead eyes don't gleam so bright.
Look o'er the bubbles' pulsing glow,
You've many friends dispersed below.

White glimmer fades to grey,
You're stronger every day.
Provoked, you have a sharp tongue
And wit for one who died so young.

Madam Firefly,
Blinking in the sky,
Your ghostly limbs are full of grace,
Enrobed in fabric made of space.

Artist commentary:


when i saw that this album was going to be focusing on beforus, i wasn't really sure what to do with that; my song-writing aesthetic is pretty light and fluffy, and my favourite alpha trolls would have to be meenah and porrim, a pair of fairly punk kids. but i was thinking about porrim's thing with light and her ability to flicker on and off where kanaya hasn't mastered that yet. and i thought, what about a firefly, that'd be kind of cute, and then once i had that idea i wrote most of the lyrics in an afternoon.


I enjoyed making this piece since Porrim and I share the same zodiac sign and I already think she's gorgeous. I focused on the mood of the song (and how the sound of the vocals made me feel) more so than the lyrics, and tried to capture those moods in this picture. Listening to the track was comforting and felt... warm. I was glad the composer intended to take a lighter aesthetic approach, because that was something I could eaisly match.

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