Lost Boy

Album: The Intro (2015)
Charted: 24
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Songfacts®:

  • "Lost Boy" was the first song Ruth B ever wrote. The 20-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter explained in her Songfacts interview that it started as a 6-second Vine clip. "One day I was down at my keyboard playing with random chords and just singing different words. I happened to sing the first line of the chorus, 'I'm a lost boy from Neverland, usually hanging out with Peter Pan,' and it was just that. I decided to post it and it got a pretty cool reaction so I started adding more and more lines, and then eventually sat down to write this whole song, which was fun."

    She continued, "When I originally posted the Vine, it was just some catchy words, but when I sat down to write it, I really wanted to make it more than that because I think the song had the potential to be super cheesy and just about Peter Pan, but I wrote it from a more personal place when I actually sat down to write the song."
  • Ruth told us about her thought process while writing this song. "I was watching the show [Once Upon a Time] and it was all about Peter Pan so my headspace was in a fairy tale world. When I made that first line up, that was it. When I sat down to write it, I was like, The main theme of the song is lost boy. How can I connect that to real life?," she said.

    "Everyone has been lonely. Everyone has been in need of a friend at one point or another. I know I've been there, so I wrote it from that point of view."
  • When Ruth finished writing the whole song, she posted a video of her performing it on YouTube. It went viral and garnered over two million views. It also attracted plenty of attention from record labels and landed her a deal with Columbia.

Comments: 10

  • Braxton Mclean from Waterford On Canadathank you for writing this song its one of the ones that I go too when I'm feeling sad or lonely of just when I want a song I can sing along to and relate to. So thank you.
  • BellaI never knew this song was inspired by one of my favorite shows Once Upon a Time. (did you know that this is a love song about being lonely?) Lmao
  • Shannon Zuck from Erie, Pa In QuarantineWhat a wonderful song! I heard it on Pandora and clicked “thumbs up” right away. Then I had to look up the artist! I look forward to finding more of your work. Thank you for a beautiful song!
  • Callie from Texasdeadass i thought this was abt suicide
  • Drew Is Awesome from Australia I love the song lost boy I just can’t stop singing it
  • Aneta Wierzbickanice but , what instruments are in the song? that would be a song fact
  • Kayla Nicole from 765 N Washtion Il 60901it's rest my mind and help me relax
  • Ashley Esaw from United StatesNice song
  • Nataliebre from MissouriI was watching the 3rd season of OUAT and I thought of this song because I KNEW that it was inspired from OUAT
  • Jordan from GeelongThis Is An Amazing Song!
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