A few weeks back, I was just going through the global favourites on a music app. I just liked the name of this song, so I decided to add it to my list. I was making a travel playlist since I was going for a vacation to Europe. I usually do this to make that playlist/song attached to the place where I’m going. I listened to this song for the first time in the bus while we were travelling in London. And, I’ve been hooked on to it ever since.
“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”
The lyrics connect you to the song. It’s like a narrative. A lullaby, a calling – that makes you want to go play in the woods. You want to meet Peter Pan. You want to be the lost boy.
Every one of us has been a lost boy once. Some of us are still lost.
Fact: She wrote this song in her pyjamas. She was supposed to be studying.
“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”
The song comes across as fresh, honest and soaked in pure emotions. It emphasizes on the essence of loneliness. That at the end of the day, all of us have nothing but our imagination to run away with. It takes you back to your childhood, hits you with nostalgia, to the days of not wanting to grow up.
I have always been an imaginative kid. I used to talk to myself, think about places that didn’t exist. I had imaginary friends and I’d trust them a lot more than my real friends. My point is – all of us have had a ‘Neverland’. The song picks you up and drops you there. It’s that powerful. It’s that strong.
Ruth B’s voice is soothing, different and spellbinding. Her voice is like an angel’s. She is not trying too hard. She is singing with all her soul. Every word wrapped with raw feelings.
The story told as it is which is what makes the song so damn beautiful.
“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 song is simply a magic spell cast by Ruth B. I am a fan!
Listen to it NOW.