Peter Pan advice

Posted by ESC on May 13, 2005

In Reply to: Peter Pan advice posted by Sat on May 13, 2005

: What does Billy Joel mean when he sings "Now here you are with your faith And your Peter Pan advice" in the song 'Pressure'?

I googled the Pressure lyrics and one line is about the children's TV show "Sesame Street." That makes me think that the Peter Pan reference is about never growing up as in: Sir James M. Barrie's 1904 play about the boy who refuses to grow up. The play was made into a Disney movie in 1953.

I found some quotes online but I'm not sure the source of the first one. But you get the idea:

So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!

2003 movie:

Peter: Forget them, Wendy. Forget them all. Come with me where you'll never, never have to worry about grown up things again.
Wendy: Never is an awfully long time.

(And this one I am planning to use.)

Hook: If I were you, I'd give up!
Peter: If you were me... I'd be ugly!