I especially admire artists like Kelsea Ballerini, who can reach into the deepest nooks of their hearts and transform feelings into words that we can all relate to. Her latest single, “Peter Pan” is a song about callow love, which Ballerini co-wrote with Forest Glen Whitehead and Jesse Lee. Though it’s a song about lost love, it is more confident than forlorn. After intently listening to “Peter Pan,” I really began to understand the lessons, and I think you will, too.
Lesson 1: Don’t try to make someone stay when they are destined to leave.
“You’re always going to fly away, just because you know you can” though this phrase could be a response to many situations, the main concept is that if someone is letting you go, or “flying away” to escape commitment, let them!
Lesson 2: Don’t be fooled by boyish charm.
Listen, we’ve all been there. The first few weeks he might seem like Prince Charming, but as Ballerini warns, he’s merely a Peter Pan. “The smile, the charm, the words, the spark, everything you had it.” If someone is throwing their charm down on you and suddenly halts, that’s a red flag! It’s not genuine. Don’t be fooled.
Lesson 3: Trust your instinct.
“Deep down I knew that you were too good to be true” Simply put, if something doesn’t feel right, trust your instinct and don’t push it.
Lesson 4: Don’t settle.
It’s okay to admit that you were naïve, or that, like Ballerini, “every piece and part of me wanted to believe in you,” but let that be your lesson learned. Let the Peter Pan of your life go, and confidently move on knowing that you didn’t settle for someone who doesn’t deserve you!
Lesson 5: Be confident.
“You’re just a lost boy, yeah I know who you are, you don’t know what you lost, boy, you’re too busy chasing stars.” After all that, Ballerini recognizes her worth! Moral of the story: there’s no such place as Neverland, and even if there was, you’d never find it with Peter Pan as your copilot.
You can pick up “Peter Pan” by Kelsea Ballerini on iTunes.