What does Somewhere in Neverland mean?

All Time Low: Somewhere in Neverland Meaning

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Song Released: 2012

Somewhere in Neverland Lyrics

Say goodbye to the halls & the classes,
say hello to a job & the taxes,
the weekends with old friends,
spilling in to 9 to 5 routine.

Tell me how you feel over & done with,
Like your life is a map with no compass, to guide,
At the bar,...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 7th 2013 !⃝

    All Time Low uses the legend of Peter Pan to craft the song, “Somewhere in Neverland.” This is a song that relishes in lost youth, reminiscencing in better times. But through all the toils of growing up and getting older, you can always feel young again in Neverland by running away with "Wendy". You may have to “say goodbye to the halls and the classes,” but there is way to be young and in love. It all starts with “Wendy, we can get away, promise if you’re with me, say the word and we’ll find a way.”

    This is a song about trying to feel young with love. Gaskarth sings about the feeling of emptiness and loneliness after high school - "tell me how you feel over and done with." But when he finds love with "Wendy," he feels young again, he feels like he doesn't have to grow up. He says he wants to be her "your last chance, a better reality," he wants to make her life special and together they can escape to Neverland. This metaphor shows that their love makes them feel young, but more importantly alive and vibrant, like they're never going to become old - life will never be boring or dull as long as they are together.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 12th 2013 !⃝

    It's not completely accurate, but for me it makes sense.

    "Somewhere In Neverland" kind of talks about a girl who's afraid of growing up. The girl had a bad past, and she's ranting to Alex (Let's assume he's the guy.). Alex reassures her that everything would be okay and that he would take care of her, and resembles this to "Peter Pan" because he's willing to take her away from reality like Peter did with Wendy. The rest of the songs speaks of Alex's plan once they've already lived together.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2014 !⃝

    I think the song resembles the world after life, because if you think about it - a place where you can never grow up and never change such as neverland reminds me of how everything stops and never changes in death, neverland resembling heaven in a way where you can stay the way you are always.

    'Say goodbye to the halls and the classes
    Say hello to a job and the taxes'
    Growing up and saying goodbye to what you once knew and once believed in - having the feeling of not belonging there and wanting to go to their own paradise with the one they truly care for, a chance for a new life -- a new beginning.
    'So here we go again
    Wishin’ we could start again' and
    'We’ll start a life of the plain and the simple
    Of great times with far better people
    And weekends with our friends
    Laughing about the wine that stains their teeth
    We’ll talk about how your parents separated and
    How you don’t wanna make the same mistakes as them
    I’ll say it’s all about stickin’ it out
    And trying to feel forever young'

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2012 !⃝

    I think this song is about growing up.
    "Say goodbye to the halls and the classes, say hello to a job and the taxes. The weekends with old friends spilling into 9 to 5 routine."
    Also, it is about trying to get away from the bland life of most people, and trying to make an impact and not just exist.

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