Firefly - Dots and Dashes (Secret Messages in Morse Code)

Out today - one of the most magical songs I've been lucky enough to be part of creating! This EP entitled Firefly features a real secret message in morse code woven into this opening track, Dots and Dashes, and in one of the middle transitional tracks, Rhymes and Riddles. 

Listen to the whole thing here

And if you can decipher the secret code, send me an email for a special prize: - I'm also happy to send you the audio of the morse code alone if you really want to try - just let me know ✨

The inspiration behind this song is that fireflies are such a tiny, tiny helpless creature in this giant world, and yet they shine in their little corner, lightening the world around them for the short time they're there, not unlike us in the grand scheme of things. Now matter how dark and scary the world is, they shine with their little messages of [perhaps morse code?!] and remind us there just might be something bigger out there, maybe... 

Happy decoding! 


Credits and track list:

  1. Dots and Dashes
  2. Firefly
  3. Firefly (Cinematic Piano Version)
  4. Rhymes and Riddles
  5. Something Bigger Out There

All tracks written, produced, mixed and mastered by Anastace except track 2, “Firefly” which was co-produced by Jaden Perry, mixed and mastered by Jaden Perry.

I'd like to credit the fireflies of my childhood for the morse code in track 1 and 4, and thank my dad for driving me out to the valleys to see them on those summer nights!



Every day feels a little bit colder and the sun’s turning into shade 

Looks like the dark side’s winning again and the bad guys’ve got it made

Nothing but bad news and nothing’s going right

But I’ll be just fine, I’ll be up here shining like a thousand satellites


I’m gonna glow

Like a firefly

A little spark in big big world

Gonna glow

Like a firefly

Like a firefly


Watch my dots and dashes and little green flashes, cause I got something to say

When there’s nothing but shadows it’s a big big battle but you know I’m not afraid

There’s something bigger out there, believe it or you don’t

But I’ll be sending out signals in rhymes and riddles, ‘cause you know we’re not alone


[Repeat Chorus]


Something bigger, something bigger out there

Bigger than you and me

Something bigger, something bigger out there

Bigger than we can see 

Something bigger, something bigger out there

Bigger than you and me

Something bigger, something bigger out there

Something we can’t see 


[Repeat chorus]


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