"Lost Boy" as written by and Ruth Berhe....
There was a time when I was alone
Nowhere to go and no place to call home
My only friend was the man in the moon
And even sometimes he would go away, too

Then one night, as I closed my eyes
I saw a shadow flying high
He came to me with the sweetest smile
Told me he wanted to talk for awhile
He said, "Peter Pan, that's what they call me
I promise that you'll never be lonely," and ever since that day

I am a lost boy from Neverland
Usually hanging out with Peter Pan
And when we're bored we play in the woods
Always on the run from Captain Hook
"Run, run, lost boy," they say to me
Away from all of reality

Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free
Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free

He sprinkled me in pixie dust and told me to believe
Believe in him and believe in me
Together we will fly away in a cloud of green
To your beautiful destiny
As we soared above the town that never loved me
I realized I finally had a family
Soon enough we reached Neverland
Peacefully my feet hit the sand
And ever since that day

I am a lost boy from Neverland
Usually hanging out with Peter Pan
And when we're bored we play in the woods
Always on the run from Captain Hook
"Run, run, lost boy," they say to me
Away from all of reality

Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free
Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free

Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy Darling
Even Captain Hook, you are my perfect story book
Neverland, I love you so
You are now my home sweet home
Forever a lost boy at last

Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy Darling
Even Captain Hook, you are my perfect story book
Neverland, I love you so
You are now my home sweet home
Forever a lost boy at last

And for always I will say

I am a lost boy from Neverland
Usually hanging out with Peter Pan
And when we're bored we play in the woods
Always on the run from Captain Hook
"Run, run, lost boy," they say to me
Away from all of reality

Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free
Neverland is home to lost boys like me
And lost boys like me are free


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"Lost Boy" as written by Ruth Berhe

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  • +4
    Song MeaningPeter Pan is a story about not growing up, and about childhood. Childhood is for many a time of joy, innocence and being carefree. Neverland is a place that exists in the moment, like a child's mind. The character of Peter is someone who is never past that moment he lives in. I think this song is about getting back to those feelings of childhood, back to that carefree nature during times of struggle to even nessesarily during deep depressive episodes, but just general sad or disappointing times. It's about living in the moment and not thinking to the future.

    There was a time when I was alone
    Nowhere to go and no place to call home
    My only friend was the man in the moon
    And even sometimes he would go away, too
    -- I think this sets the tone. The speaker feels lost and alone in the world. He feels unconnected to his home (and family) and finds himself without friends. At this moment in his life he is not at a good place.

    Then one night, as I closed my eyes
    I saw a shadow flying high
    He came to me with the sweetest smile
    Told me he wanted to talk for awhile
    He said, "Peter Pan, that's what they call me
    I promise that you'll never be lonely," and ever since that day
    -- I think he finds a brighter note in his life. Someway and through something ( let's say music or art, or writing) he gets to a better place in his mind. A place where he isn't lost and alone. As long as he has that he can't be alone. Peter Pan is a representation of whatever he is using to feel less lost.

    He sprinkled me in pixie dust and told me to believe
    Believe in him and believe in me
    Together we will fly away in a cloud of green
    To your beautiful destiny
    As we soared above the town that never loved me
    I realized I finally had a family
    Soon enough we reached Neverland
    Peacefully my feet hit the sand
    And ever since that day

    -- the joy of what he found has made him more confident in himself, wants him to believe he can make it. This thing sprinkles him with pixie dust because it allows him to escape. He can get away from his unhappiness. His Peter Pan (music, art, writing), takes him to Neverland. It's takes him to the moment. He is not looking to the past of the future, he is just existing in the now (i.e.-Neverland)

    I am a lost boy from Neverland
    Usually hanging out with Peter Pan
    And when we're bored we play in the woods
    Always on the run from Captain Hook
    "Run, run, lost boy," they say to me
    Away from all of reality
    -- love these lyrics. Ever since he found his "Peter Pan" he is with him/it. He isn't lost depresses anymore, because he is (playing music, painting, writing, etc). He is on the run from his Captain Hook ( his enemy, the things that bring him down). The times he is with his "Peter Pan" he is in "Neverland", i.e. Not worrying about anything but the present.

    Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy Darling
    Even Captain Hook, you are my perfect story book
    Neverland, I love you so
    You are now my home sweet home
    Forever a lost boy at last
    -- I think here he realizes that the things that make him happy, and even troubling times and things makes his life meaningful. Without bad there is no good and he knows this. Even if there are bad times he always has his Neverland to retreat to. It's a place he will always be able to get to through his "Peter Pan"
    Orion510on June 20, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationFirst, This song can have infinite meanings depending on who is translating it. There are two different meanings that come to me right away, Quite simply Peter Pan is either a Person that changed her life or the Love she found for herself. Here is my explanation;

    There was a time when I was alone
    Nowhere to go and no place to call home
    My only friend was the man in the moon
    And even sometimes he would go away, too

    Basically there was a time when she was depressed or maybe even lost in life. The small things that made her happy (Man on the moon) were inconsistent or unreliable.

    Then one night, as I closed my eyes
    I saw a shadow flying high
    He came to me with the sweetest smile
    Told me he wanted to talk for awhile
    He said, "Peter Pan, that's what they call me
    I promise that you'll never be lonely," and ever since that day

    Peter Pan sounds like something or someone that brought happiness back into her life. This could be a lover, friend, or even herself.

    I am a lost boy from Neverland
    Usually hanging out with Peter Pan
    And when we're bored we play in the woods
    Always on the run from Captain Hook
    "Run, run, lost boy," they say to me
    Away from all of reality

    -Staying in theme with the previous interpretations; Escaping reality could simply mean day dreaming, or it also could mean escaping society and the pressure it puts on her. If Peter pan was a person, The activities that she described could be doing things with them that are outside the norm like reconnecting with nature, biking, picnicking, or just doing something that is fun to her. If Pan is something more internal, then she is doing things by herself and enjoying her own company away from everyone and they're influence/judgement.

    Neverland is home to lost boys like me
    And lost boys like me are free
    Neverland is home to lost boys like me
    And lost boys like me are free

    -Whatever is causing this new happiness, be it herself or a person, has free'd her from her prior sadness. "lost boy" also sounds like a reference to being an "outsider" or "different" but it also suggest satisfaction with this new way of life.

    He sprinkled me in pixie dust and told me to believe
    Believe in him and believe in me
    Together we will fly away in a cloud of green
    To your beautiful destiny
    As we soared above the town that never loved me
    I realized I finally had a family
    Soon enough we reached Neverland
    Peacefully my feet hit the sand
    And ever since that day

    -The key line in this verse is "... As we soared above the town that never loved me I realized I finally had a family" If Peter Pan is a person then this line means that that person finally made her feel accepted when no one else did. If Pan is herself then in means that she finally realized that loving herself was all she really needed.

    Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy Darling
    Even Captain Hook, you are my perfect story book
    Neverland, I love you so
    You are now my home sweet home
    Forever a lost boy at last

    -Every part of this new life she has found is just how it is supposed to be, the good and the bad. if it is a person she has accepted all of them, if it is her then she loves every part of herself even her flaws.
    SarahTruexon September 15, 2016   Link
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    General Commentfor one this song has a lot of meaning to me because you may not think that songs have this much meaning to someone but this song saved my life. when i was 12 i tryed to take my life and i heared this song and stoped because i belived it.
    Jaclinon February 20, 2017   Link
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    General Commentfor one this song has a lot of meaning to me because you may not think that songs have this much meaning to someone but this song saved my life. when i was 12 i tryed to take my life and i heared this song and stoped because i belived it.
    Jaclinon February 20, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about addiction.
    colo99on March 06, 2017   Link
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    My Interpretation(This comment is long and i dont have a working line space button [like enter] on my keyboard... Sorry) After listening to this song about 20 times, the whole paragraph tht starts with "i am a lost boy, from neverland" made me remembered, every now and then, of my mom telling me about her jobs. How she always hated them so much at the beginning because she wasnt use to them at 1st but after a good while, when she finally did get use to them and became comfortable, she started to like, or even love the job she had. Other times hearing that section of lyrics, that i was talking about above, made me drool over the thought of some... being... taking me away to a place that i'd love as much as the lost boy did. It would be so incredible but i, thought to myself that such a wonderful place doesn't exist in this world. Then i sorta realized something, that (this is kinda funny but so true) something sorta like the place the lost boy loves so much is sorta like playing vide games for me xD. Seriously though, when i was younger, throughout pre school to highschool i never had any friends and got bullied most of the time. My parents stayed at work, so hardly ever had any1 to talk to, and the 1 time i did have my parents to talk to about the bullying, they went to the school and the bullying just got worst so i never did again. However i had an escape from this world i was in. Being as quiet as possible in school to reduce the bullying and teasing, just till i could get home to my video game.... Whenever i play it, i loose almost all senses of the real world and what happened to me that day, except for the world in the game. The real people in the online multiplayer Loved me. I found a nice group of friends in which we'd hang out everyday together talking about good and bad days, cheering each other up after talking about the bad 1s, playing together cracking up at great jokes, just having loads of endless fun. Their ages ranged from 2yrs below my age to 3 yrs above. It was like dreaming at night except you control it and can bring it back whenever you wish, who would want to ever wake back up from a beautiful dream to a place that you suffer nonstop in you know? And because of that my grades in school suffered from the joy the game brought me, from all the new procrastination that arised because of it so my parents were usually upset with me all the time, i brought my grades up but they stayed C average (still causing my parents to be a little accept but okay enough for no gaming punnishments) just so i'd have the most time to play the game. Got my 1st girl friend on the game too xD i mean seriously this place was my neverland!!! Anyway, playing vid games was truely an amazing place for me and still is as i reach my 20's. Unfortunately tho for me to be happy i have to put in more than C average work now in which to be completely honest with whomever is reading this i'd rather die than do that every single day for the rest of my life. I've had my fun, if its gotta end then so do i. But hearing this song, just says to me that yes i may have to put in 200% effort now, but it wont be like tht forever.... As my mom said about her work, same may go for mine, that 1 day I'll get use to it one day and A average work will Become 50% or less effort which is something tolerable for me, and the type of work im going into, ill be able to fully enjoy as i sort of enjoyed parts of it already. Id still rather play video games but then the song goes "Even Captin Hook you are my perfect story book". I remember saying to myself id like, no LOVE to live in a world like lost boy's again, only to find out this time that, it's not impossible, that such a thing may actually exist and all i have to do is survive through things i dont like for just a while, just like the lost boy in the 1st few lyrics, and 1 day i'll make it to that blissful world like the lost boy is in. The work will be tolerable (Captin hook is sorta tolerable), the reward will be worth it (Playing in the woods with peter pan), and maybe i'll love neverland too, a lost boy like him xD. Basically what i think im saying this song is saying is life sucks (Lost boy being lonely), but search for something that you love and when you find it PURSUE IT (Finding a job you love too is a bonus tho regardless whatever you find, if you still have enough free time to yourself, 1 day the work there will become tolerable), Fight through whatever it requires you to do (Like the lost boy still hanging in there till peter arrives) and 1 day (like peter pan coming to the lost boy like magic) youll get use to the work and reach a place where the work is like captin hook + the thing you pursued that makes you most happy just = neverland.Home those who will then truely feel free.
    00Ghost00on February 21, 2018   Link
  • -1
    Song Meaning*trigger warning*

    I believe this song is about the things we turn to when we are severely depressed. "Peter Pan" can be seen as cutting, drugs, alcohol, etc. These artificial fulfillers entice us by telling us "Run, run, lost boy away from all reality."

    The second verse and the rest of the song, to me, is about suicide. The term "lost boy" becomes a person who has committed suicide.

    Please. If you feel like hurting yourself or even committing suicide please call the suicide hotline (800) 273-8255! Suicide isn't the answer! It gets better!
    whagermanon January 09, 2016   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationI believe that this song is about depression. I think that a depressed child who doesn't really have anybody that loves them or has a family has made up a fantasy in which they can be happy, and this fantasy is Peter Pan and Neverland. She say's, "Peter Pan, Tinker bell, Wendy Darling, even Captain Hook you are my perfect story book." This child's favorite story is desperate to escape to Neverland and have a family and have somebody that loves them. "As we soared above the town that never loved me, I realized I finally had a family." The lost boys are her family and this fantasy will finally make her happy.
    aessthetiiccon June 07, 2016   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationI think the song is about someone lost in life or someone being sad and then finding something that lets them feel excepted it doesn't need to be a person or friends, for me it was my friend introducing me to the love of my life... Anime you know Japanese cartoons? well continuing I think the line
    ""Run, run, lost boy," they say to me
    Away from all of reality" is the thing or person they had fallen in love with keeping them away from the not so nice real world. And the next part is that the person because of there love it brings them to new people who accept them for who they are; that is what I think when I these lines "He sprinkled me in pixie dust and told me to believe
    Believe in him and believe in me
    Together we will fly away in a cloud of green
    To your beautiful destiny
    As we soared above the town that never loved me
    I realized I finally had a family"
    The rest is getting into more pasfics because it mentions names and I think that is just the thing that the singer has fallen in love with but if find the things you love and replace those name and places and it can become your own song. This song is full of emotions; it can make you cry or rejoice and everything else in between.

    P.S. I refer to the singer as a person because I think they can be either gender.
    P.P.S. I am a girl lol sorry for spelling errors
    FlowerChion January 25, 2017   Link

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