"Neverland" as written by and Mark Colbert Kelly Ian Francesko Mosley....
When the darkness takes me over
Face down, emptier than zero
Invisible you come to me
Stay beside me
Whisper to me "Here I am"
And the loneliness fades

Some people think I'm somethin'
Well you gave me that, I know
But I always feel like nothing
When I'm in the dark alone

You provide the soul, the spark that drives me on
Makes me something more than flesh and bone

At times like these
Any fool can see
Any fool can see
Your love inside me

All these years
Truth In front of my eyes
While I denied
What my heart knows was right

At times like these
Any fool can see
Any fool can see
Your love inside me

I want to be someone
I want to be someone
I want to be someone
Who someone would want to be
Someone would want to be

In the kitchen
With your dreams

Will you fly
Take to the sky

Undo the hooks
Once and for all
Banish the tic tic tic tok tok tok

Will you be
Yourself for me
Cause I can take it
I can stand

When you're with me
I can stand it
I can stand

But when you're gone
I never land
In Neverland

Want to be someone someone would want to be
Someone someone would want to be
Someone someone would want to be
Someone someone someone someone

Any fool
Any fool can see
Any fool can see
Your love
Inside me

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"Neverland" as written by Mark Colbert Kelly Ian Francesko Mosley

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  • +5
    General Commentthis song is amazing. I love the piano in the beginning, and yes, "I want to be someone who someone wants to be" is an AMAZING lyric.
    I got into Marillion because of my dad. Not many people here in the U.S. know who they are, which is quite a shame to me, but I guess I'm one lucky American to have a dad with good taste in music.
    ChiodosFTWon January 30, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationYou know? Strikes me that this song was written and recorded as a love song, and a devotional song, shortly before Hogarth's wife of 20 or so years decided she wanted out. Saw him singing this in concert shortly after, and crying his way through it. Broke my heart...
    invisible9on June 12, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTruly an amazing piece... possibly the best song on "Marbles" next to Ocean Cloud. Steve Rothery gives one hell of a solo in the middle. Brilliant!!!!!
    MMM88on December 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of my favourite songs ever, shame that i'm the first to write about it. at heart i think its a love song, told by someone in their mid or late stage of life. it makes use of a lot of peter pan imagery- (hooks- captain hook, tick tock- the alligator) and is about getting old and needing someone, and feeling useless without them.
    Richardzimmermannon August 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere seems to be a lot of melancholy in this song. To me it refers to a couple, together for some time, perhaps one is going through a typical mid-life crisis, reminiscing about their past together (simplicity, adventure, fantacy, etc.) and the realisation of perhaps not having failed to leave a legacy behind...This is brillaint : "I want to be someone...Who someone would want to be". Make any sense?
    Raingod1969on July 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs a BIG Marillion fan since a child (cheers Dad) I'd rate this one way up there. I'm really not keen on the 'I want to be someone, someone would want to be' line because it's self pitying and looking for approval from others, but the rest of the lyrics are haunting especially the echoing of certain words. - Wendy e, e, e, e, e, darling, ing, ing, ing, ing, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tock, etc.

    When the lyric echoing/fade out kicks in at the same time as the instrumental climax....well....what can I say?
    SMUSER17649086on February 19, 2015   Link

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