"Someday" as written by Mariah Carey and Ben Margulies....
In many ways I'll miss the good old days
Someday
Someday.
It hurts to say but I want you to stay

Sometimes
Sometimes
When we was young, oh man did we have fun

Always
Always
Promises they break before they're made
Sometimes
Sometimes

My ex says I'm lacking in depth
I will do my best
You say you want to stand by my side
Darling your heads not right

I see alone we stand, together we fall apart
Yeah I think ill be alright
I'm working so I won't have to try so hard
Tables they turn sometimes

Oh... someday
I ain't wasting no more time

Trying, trying

And now my fears they come to me in threes
So I
Sometimes
They fade, my friend, you say the strangest things
I find

Sometimes
Oh my ex says I'm lacking in depth
Still I will try my best
You say you want to stand by my side

Darling your heads not right
You see alone we stand together we fall apart
Yeah I think ill be alright
I'm working so I won't have to try so hard

Tables they turn sometimes
Oh someday
Still I ain't wasting no more time.


Lyrics submitted by mudfly, edited by YonMirko, dieselj88, ilikecats9, Xanthophob

"Someday" as written by Mariah Carey, Ben Margulies

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  • +5
    General CommentI am also in love with this band. It's hard to explain.
    Pheavon June 12, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment*you see alone we stand, together we fall apart*
    i just cant explain how much this song means to me...this band in general....ive never been so in love with a band (musically...not like cause theyre cute or whatever).
    XcrossmyemoheartXon February 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is my favorite Strokes song (so far). I think he is explaining how things are so great when you're a kid, but eventually you realize you're getting older and you and your friends can't stay together forever. The chorus also shows this well because says he "lacks in depth" or needs to mature realize the meaning to his life, he has this girl who wants to stay with him even though there not right for each other and he has realized this so he tells her he must go, and the final part about working hard means like college or just getting a job etc so he's not stuck working so hard the rest of his life and the very last line is the best where he realizes all of this and decides not to waste another day. The overall repeating theme(and title) "someday" is more of a bane than something he's wishing for even though he says it so promisingly. THE STROKES = THE NEW OLD FACE OF ROCK.
    anakin821on June 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is amazing. it totally captures the feeling of longing for the good old days.
    narte31on June 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThey played it live on the radio before, it was a lot different:

    When I was sane
    Standing in the rain
    Someday, I say Someday
    When all that passed
    I'll be second last
    Somehow, it's not my fault
    Oh it rained sometimes
    But I stuck in the shots
    Someday, oh yeah someday
    Oh, You will be mine
    Just not all the time
    Someday, oh see Someday

    You need a lot of time ----
    You like to live with it
    Some of these all in my way
    I wanna be alright
    More ---- than you can pretend
    I wanna be alright
    Try to fly a little harder tonight
    I'm going to be alright

    Is something wrong?
    I can tell it all
    Someday, I say Someday
    Well, all that I know
    Darlin' here we go
    Someday, oh see Someday...
    Alright,

    Making up for time that was lost
    I'm going to be alright
    Checked you out in the middle of the night
    Yeah, I'm going to be alright
    I'm going to knock those fires out you realize
    I'm going to be alright
    If it's mixed and it's there then you know
    I say you're crazy
    I say you're crazy

    I say you're crazy
    I thought I - oh shit,
    I ain't wasting no more time
    Roger Oskaneron July 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is their best song by far. It's not even close.
    bakismakion June 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo when is that one part gonna be changed to "Oh Maya says I'm lacking in depth."?
    aMAEzingNOYseson April 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbtw, it's MAYA, not my ex. like aroonb01 said before, watch any live performance, and its written on their website.
    howonderfulifeison May 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLyrics are actually "Maya says I'm lacking in depth" Check their website.
    mcb2115on April 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw some discussion about the demo version, and here are the lyrics to it:


    Well I was sane, standing in the rain, someday, I said someday
    Well I got passed, I'll be sitting last, somehow, it's now my fault
    Oh it rains sometimes but I stuck in the shops, someday, oh yeah someday
    Oh you will be mine, just not all the time, someday, oh see someday


    Living all the time I've been lost, yeah that's a little thing
    Some of those things get all in my way, I wanna be alright
    My only thought, you can pretend, I will not be alright
    Try to go a little hard tonight, I'm gonna be alright

    Is something wrong? I can't tell at all, someday, I said someday
    Well as I know, darling you will go, someday, oh I see someday, alright

    Making up for time that was lost, I'm gonna be alright
    Checked you out in the middle of the night, yeah, I'm gonna be alright
    I'm gonna try, this fires hard to relight, I'm gonna be alright
    If it's mixed, then it's him, then you know,
    I say you're crazy x3
    I say- oh shit
    I am wasting no more time
    mlapsleyon May 18, 2011   Link

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