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Peter, can I go back home?
I flew here under false pretense
I thought it would be fun
But the lost boys have all moved away
And one of them's locked up
I know you think you're still a child
But I couldn't give a fuck
You're twenty-one

Oh Peter,
I can dream no more
I've been chasing all of yours
That I've forgotten what it was that I wanted
That I want

No I won't be your doll
So please don't you ask me to
You see that I don't look so good in yellow
Like other dolls they do
Like other dolls they do

Oh Peter
I am not naïve
I see the way you look at her
You don't do that for me
Oh it must be love
And we both know it's not with us

No I won't be your doll
So please don't you ask me to
You see that I don't look so good in yellow
Like other dolls they do
Like other dolls they do

Oh Peter
He walks beside the lake
While I lie beside an empty space
Waiting for the sirens
Just waiting for the sirens

No I won't be your doll
So please don't you ask me to
I won't shut my little painted face
Like all your other dolls they do
Like all your other dolls they do
They do


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  • +3
    My InterpretationThis song strangely reminds me of Peter Pan, sung in the perspective of Wendy. The mention of 'The Lost Boys' and looking good in 'yellow', unlike the 'other dolls' (Perhaps referring to Tinker Bell, given her glowing radiance and porcelain-like complexion?). Wendy has discovered that Peter's home of Neverland has altered and become a harsh reality, as the fun and excitement that typically characterized the adventureland has been broken and lost. Furthermore, Wendy emphasises that it is no longer a world where age remains untouched, as the "lost boys" have grown and "all moved away" and Peter himself is no longer a child, but "twenty one".

    Peter attempts to grasp onto his memories of Neverland, desperately attempting to keep his youth through eternal childhood and chase after the "dream" of returning to his earlier days. However, Wendy can no longer continue to trail behind Peter as she aims to seek out her own aspirations, finally refusing to be a replacement for his loss of Tinker Bell. She stresses that "she doesn't look so good in" the luminous "yellow" Tinker Bell is renown for.

    Despite Wendy's affection for Peter, she's "not naive" in understanding that there is no "love" between them, aware that he "looks at [Tinker Bell]" with a warmth she never received. Although Wendy is hoping to break off from her ties with Peter and repeatedly refuses to be "like all [his] other dolls", his inability to accept and love her as she naturally is, breaks her heart.

    The debilitating pain and anguish she experiences as a result of his unrequited adoration brings her to a breaking point, illustrated as she lies patiently "beside an empty space". The possibility of a life without Peter causes her own life to collapse, both metaphorically and literally, as she remains torn and unmoving, "waiting for the [ambulance] sirens" to attempt to salvage the remainder of her broken soul.
    mkstephon October 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is beautifully haunting. Seems to me that it's about an abusive relationship.
    Paronomasiaon September 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about being in a relationship with an immature person, unable to commit, who on top of all that has a strong feelings towards another girl. There is an obvious comparision to the well-known story of Peter Pan.
    She is Wendy, now regretting coming to Neverland of his (his life), because all the Lost Boys have moved away (all his/their friends have grown up by this time). But one of them (Peter) is still locked up in Neverland, stucked in his fantasy. So she's fed up with him being immature and irresponsible, she says she couldn't give a fuck because he's a grown up now. She wants to go back home, leave him because she can't live like this anymore. She's swooped her dreams for his, to the point in which she's forgotten what it was that she had wanted. And now she came to realize this is pointless and she's not going to shut up about it 'like all the other dolls' (perhaps his ex-girlfriends, shallow and plastic, without enough nerve to speak up their minds).
    She is not naive, she can see how he feels about this other girl and how he will never feel the same way about her. She can recognize the love they never had.
    So this feeling of rejection and fatigue makes her numb and perhaps even a bit suicidal (in the book the Sirens were trying to drown Wendy, so maybe she just waits for them to come and take her, because despite all that she still loves Peter, knowing that her love will remain unrequited).
    st-merijaon January 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being in a relationship with an immature person, unable to commit, who on top of all that has a strong feelings towards another girl. There is an obvious comparision to the well-known story of Peter Pan.
    She is Wendy, now regretting coming to Neverland of his (his life), because all the Lost Boys have moved away (all his/their friends have grown up by this time). But one of them (Peter) is still locked up in Neverland, stucked in his fantasy. So she's fed up with him being immature and irresponsible, she says she couldn't give a fuck because he's a grown up now. She wants to go back home, leave him because she can't live like this anymore. She's swooped her dreams for his, to the point in which she's forgotten what it was that she had wanted. And now she came to realize this is pointless and she's not going to shut up about it 'like all the other dolls' (perhaps his ex-girlfriends, shallow and plastic, without enough nerve to speak up their minds).
    She is not naive, she can see how he feels about this other girl and how he will never feel the same way about her. She can recognize the love they never had.
    So this feeling of rejection and fatigue makes her numb and perhaps even a bit suicidal (in the book the Sirens were trying to drown Wendy, so maybe she just waits for them to come and take her, because despite all that she still loves Peter, knowing that her love will remain unrequited).
    st-merijaon January 21, 2013   Link

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