I like to listen to music while I write. And while I still don’t agree with what the story of Finding Neverland did to Peter Llewelyn-Davies, I did kind of fall in love with the soundtrack of the musical adaptation:
It’s also rather inspiring to hear some of the lyrics while I’m working…
- “It’s so frustrating when no one else sees everything you see.”
- “Prefix ‘ordinary’ with ‘extra’ “
- “Our life’s calling was never meant to be boring.”
Song: We’re all made of Stars
- “If I could write ev’ry single day I would write all my cares away!”
Song: When Your Feet Don’t Touch The ground [I would HIGHLY recommend listening to this song]
- “When did life become so complicated?
Years of too much thought and time I wasted
And in each line upon my face
Is a proof I fought and lived another day.”
- “When your feet don’t touch the earth
You can’t feel the things that hurt
And you’re free! There’s no need to come down…”
On a slightly separate note, in the song The Circus of Your Mind, Barrie’s financial backer, expresses his deep dissatisfaction with the play Barrie is creating:
“You say I will adore it, but I’m paying for it
A little more reality and less of this insanity.
How am I gonna to face it?
Such a disgrace, yet
Here we go again and again and again!”
It’s a good reminder that sometimes when you’re trying something new—something that means a shit ton to you—not everyone is going to think it’s a good idea. Some may even think you’re off your head…
Nearly everyone involved in the original staging of Peter Pan thought is was going to be a critical and financial flop. Even the actors.
How wrong they were.