"Someday" as written by and Roger Ford Mitchell....
I got my talking socks
Behind this painted box
I'm putting on a show
Can't see the strings
My mother thinks
I should take it on the road
These things I'm trying on
And every hat feels wrong
There's no flair
I strike a pose and bust a vogue
And think when will I get there?

Someday I'll know
If I left me on my own
How far would I go?
Someday I'll know
Someday I'll know

Throw on some nylon pants
And bust a Hammer dance
I'm kicking moves to "You Can't Touch This"
Tucked in my corduroys
I've got my Beastie Boys tape
Fight for my right to party though I'm not invited
Feel like Darth Vader with
This helmet on my head, I can't see
I'm in there somewhere past the plastic shield
When will I find me?

Someday I'll know
If I left me on my own
How far would I go?
Someday I'll know

Someday I won't be so self-defeating
Won't kick me when I'm bleeding
I'll do a high-dive from the high-point of my roof
I'll be the smoothest dancer
And I'll have all the answers
I'll take the stand and raise my hands
And the band will play

Someday I'll know
If I left me on my own
How far would I go?
Someday I'll know


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    General CommentAt first I was like:

    "Awesome, a song about sock puppets!"

    Then I was like:

    "OH MY GOD, THAT'S AN MC HAMMER AND BEASTIE BOYS REFERENCE WHEN DOES THIS ALBUM STOP GETTING BETTER?!"

    It doesn't.
    MrDeliriouson April 24, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song does a perfect job of explaining the condition of one who's begun the creative healing process.

    He's beginning to re-create the stories he's grown up with and discovering his own ability to perform.
    I'm reminded of a quote from Salvador Dali: "Those who seek to imitate nothing, create nothing."
    As humans, we have a tremendous ability to learn through observing other humans. When we start playing with, acting out or otherwise depicting the characters in our favorite stories, we begin to open ourselves to the creative inspiration that brought them to our attention in the first place.

    We make a decision to encourage, rather than discourage, ourselves and suddenly we find ourselves dreaming of what we're willing to work toward. We paint a mental picture of what the future could look like if we bring our own contributions to it.
    BastionKon December 09, 2012   Link

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