"Someday You Will Be Loved" as written by Benjamin Gibbard and Christopher Walla....
I once knew a girl
In the years of my youth
With eyes like the summer
All beauty and truth

In the mourning I fled
Left a note and it read
Someday you will be loved

I cannot pretend that I felt any regret
Cause each broken heart will eventually mend
As the blood runs red down the needle and thread
Someday you will be loved

[Chorus]
You'll be loved, you'll be loved
Like you never have known
And the memories of me will seem more like bad dreams
Just a series of blurs like I never occurred
Someday you will be loved

You may feel alone
When you're falling asleep
Every time tears roll down your cheek
But I know your heart belongs
To someone you've yet to meet
Someday you will be loved

[Chorus:Repeat x2]

Someday you will be loved


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"Someday You Will Be Loved" as written by Benjamin Gibbard, Christopher Walla

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  • +5
    General CommentHe's rehashing his past:
    Back in his youth he convinced a gorgeous girl that he really liked her, and carries on the charade until she finally develops feelings about him and trusts him enough to sleep with him.
    Now finally getting what he wanted, he leaves her to wake up alone the morning after. And instead of going quietly, he chooses to tell her (not in person - but on a note) that it's not you, it's me. He knows he's breaking her heart because he alludes that her heart will have to be stitched together again "Just as the blood runs down the needle and thread."
    But what really bothers me is that he's so patronizing that after using her for sex that he tells her not to worry because someone will love you someday instead of deceiving you just get some action. It's just adding insult to injury.
    This song is gorgeous, but the lyrics are not about her or love. They're about how he's a douche bag. He's like a more cruel version of Barney from "How I Met Your Mother."
    sem3000on October 06, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHe is such a cop out!
    Someday you will be loved? Just tell her you're leaving and don't try to make it worse by telling her things will get better. She loved you and now you're leaving her, it's going to hurt. She doesn't need to know about the future, she needs someone to make it better now!

    Haha obviously I just had a break up and was greeted with similar sentiments.

    Brilliant song!
    xoxelizabethon February 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlet's take a look at this song from the girl's point of view.
    She get's dumped by a guy that tells her pretty much everything he thinks she needs to hear. (because he's a hopeless romantic - except for the fact that he is incapable of loving anyone) She buys into it because she is so completely madly in love with him - and well why shouldn’t she? All she wants is him and he knows this and that she will take everything he says to heart. That is why she actually believes this nonsense. He knows that “every broken heart will eventually mend,” but to her this is practically the end of existence.. the fact that he tells her "the memories of me will seem more like bad dreams" means that he knows eventually she'll wake up and realize that he was in fact an ass..
    maybe I’m just bitter because of my stupid ex - who has said many a similar things to me like the things said in this song.
    itnevercanbeon December 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA guy sent this to me, I understand what the songs means, but how should I take it? Here is the background, we never actually dated.. but we almost did.. He told me he wasn't ready.. but he said he never met anyone like me before.. and we could talk for hours.. and that nobody else could compare. Now we aren't friends..or are even together.. and we its impossible to be just friends.
    Lyricprinon August 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs much as I love this song...it is so sad.

    This is a cop out. This is some guy saying "I am justifying breaking your heart and treating you like shit, because someday, you will find a guy who treats you amazingly...that's just not me, therefore, I don't care."

    Sad.
    HeyAmandaon October 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with HeyAmanda. Ben Gibbard said in Spin that he thought this song was so hopeful and happy, but it makes me sick. It makes me think that he's like every other guy... just justifying breaking up with you and trying to be nice even though they don't care.
    emeraldcityon December 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy god, this song rips
    someone broke up with me with this song, essentially
    it's a big blow to the testes

    it's so blunt and apathetic
    and the guitar is so punctual at the beginning
    gawd, it burns
    ben gibbard, you callous ass
    why can't you be nice?
    heh
    theotherivanon June 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentConsider this. The regret he feels is not for having left the girl alone in bed, but for not having the empathy to want to stay. It's not a song for her--it's a song highlighting his own self-loathing.
    woodsworks622on August 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBoy got hurt. Boy found Rebound Girl. They lasted a while, and though he respected her and felt duty to soldier on because kept waiting for it to happen ( falling in love) but it never did. Boy meets differnt girl, and is torn but he knows where his heart lies, and has to break Rebound girls heart and feels really bad about it but he knows she is wonderful and will find another one, one she was ment to be with.
    lilyfishon September 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is absolutely beautiful. It explains my last relationship almost completely. He just kind of... walked out with no rhyme or reason to it.

    The meaning of this song is pretty obvious if you ask me. That he loved (For lack of a better word) a girl and left her without feeling any regret.
    How much easier could it get?
    spilled my liquoron March 06, 2007   Link

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