"Neverland" as written by Darren Hayes and Justin Shave....
Long ago when mercury descended high on the moon
Far below when little hands are making shapes in the room
The shadows they dance and they cheer up this place

The face that's staring through a tiny crack in the door
Eyes so wide, he's never seen a woman fall on the floor
I swear daddy's killed her this time

Should I make a rocket?
Should I try to fly away?
Should I make a hammer?
Should I try to smash his face?

Should I make a bullet?
Should I try to shoot the gun?
I'm sure the judge will let me off real soon

Long ago when saturn tried to find a way past the sun
Deep inside a little boy is turning pain into fun
The pencils, the crayons, the paint colors run

The plans are forming slowly made with scissors and glue
Eyes so wide, he's telling mommy all the things he can do
He'll sketch a contraption to save them for sure

He can draw an alien
He can come and take them home
He can draw a cartoon
He can draw a safety hatch

He can draw a hot bath
He can plug a toaster in
And wait till daddy's nice and warm
Toss it in

And then when he's gone
There's a neverland of fun

Take a loaded gun
Take a shot of rum
Take a poison rat
There's a lesson in that

No more closing fist
No more face to hit
No more bloody nose
Or apologetic roses

Long ago when mercury descended high above the moon
(Should I make a rocket? Should I try to fly away?)
Far below little hands are making shapes in the room
(Should I make a hammer? Should I try to smash his face?)

Long ago when saturn tried to find a way past the sun
(Should I draw a cartoon? Should I draw an alien?)
Deep inside a little boy is turning pain into fun
(Should I draw a hot bath? Should I plug a toaster in?)

Lyrics submitted by darrenhayesfan18

"Neverland" as written by Justin Shave Darren Hayes

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    My InterpretationDarren Hayes's child hood was brought up with a lot of anger and frustration as his father was (Believe still is.) an abusive alcoholic. So in reality if a child kills their relative that abuses the family, should they really go to prison for defence???
    Thank you.
    Your regards, Myriam.
    mymett7on September 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the little boy, maybe Darren, wanting to save him and his mum from his dad. Maybe even killing him. (He can draw a hot bath-
    He can plug a toaster in,
    And wait till daddy's nice and warm-
    Toss it in.)
    screamtherapyon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a about a little boy, who is like some children is a witness to his mother being beaten by his father every night. Also I think it's about how much the boy wants to stop his mother being hurt and if he could what he would do to stop his father, using his imagination.
    kuraon November 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about Darren when he was a little boy, I guess the domestic abuse in his family while growing up is fairly well documented by now. The rest has been said!

    This is one of the most disturbing songs I've ever heard, and my heart just bled for that little boy that was Darren. No kid should ever be driven to thinking such thoughts.
    kisma_777on December 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is about Darren's childhood, and his abusive father. I can't imagine his pain cause I never went through anything like this; however the song is a bit too disturbing for me too. I congratulate Darren, though, to be brave enough to expose himself like this.
    Gabigson January 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentha ha, i always thought he said the "pink" colours run.

    Still i don't get the part with the colours running?
    christina201288on May 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think i remember hearing something about darren actually having a dream about this, therefore creating a song from it, sheer genius.
    odge89on August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA very scary song. It almost makes me want to cry when I hear it.
    SugarBruiseson December 22, 2008   Link
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    MemoryThis song was great comfort to me when I was going through watching one of my best friends being abused and fearing for her safety at the hands of her mother's alcoholic boyfriend. My thoughts were surprisingly similar. Watching someone you care for or love crying every day because they couldn't be safe in their own home, and because they were helpless to do anything about it... I definitely considered smashing his face.
    JonVoltageon April 18, 2013   Link

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