From the recording The Fireflies Seem Brighter
The son of a friend of mine had experienced some substance abuse difficulties and upon returning home said, “You know, Mom, since I got home the fireflies seem just a little bit brighter”. When she told me this, I went home and wrote this song. It is not about him personally, but rather a universal song about redemption and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The song is very simple, but I’m sure many people can identify with the theme if they have hit some difficult bumps along life’s road.