"One Of These Days" as written by and Kip/powell Raines....
Used to chase that boy home from school
We called him freckled faced red headed fool
He was different he wasn't cool like me
Sticks and stones didn't break any bones
Bet we never left well enough alone
And one day he ran away from home you see
And I passed him as he walked away
And in his eyes I heard him say
"One of these days you're gonna love me
You'll sit down by yourself and think
About the times you pushed and shoved me
And what good friends we might've been
And then you're gonna sigh a little
Maybe even cry a little but
One of these days you're gonna love me"

Patty Sue was a small town beauty
I took one look at her and had to pull her to me
Lord knows she should've seen right through me
When I promised her the world
But at seventeen, you only want one thing
I left her standin' there with my high school ring
Innocent tears in the pourin' rain
As I walked away
And I still see her in my dreams
And to this day she's whispering

"One of these days you're gonna love me
You'll sit down by yourself and think
About the time you turned from me
And what good friends we might've been
And then you're gonna sigh a little
Maybe even cry a little but
One of these days you're gonna love me"

Now everybody stands up
The congregation sings
It's a song of sweet forgiveness
And as the chorus rings
The wind blows clear my memory
The pages start to turn
Then suddenly I'm singin'
The moment that I learn

One of these days I'm gonna love me
And feel the joy of sweet release
One of these days, I'll rise above me
And at last I'll find some peace
Then I'm gonna smile a little
Maybe even laugh a little but
One of these days I'm gonna love me


Lyrics submitted by Nicky

"One of These Days" as written by Richard Belmont (monty) Powell Kip Raines

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentto me this song means to believe in yourself and love you for who you are not what others want you to be.....
    sammie joon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like when he realizes he has been hurting people because he really didn't love himself...he was trying to feel better then he really was....I love this song tim mcgraw rocks!
    No1McGrawloveron September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the saddest songs i've ever heard..
    i was the patty sue to somebody's tim and he used to always tell me "one of these days"..
    luckye225on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this is just a great song. But, I think that what it means is, he treated these people badly in the past, and they told him that it was a mistake, and they could have been good friends. So in the end, he realizes (through going to church) that he did not love himself, and now he will find peace with god, and he regrets what he did in the past. That is what I think is what this song is about.
    TheJunk07on April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's about the realization that if you have self-respect and can be honest to yourself, you will never again need to hurt and put others down just to feel better. It's not even about the people he treated badly, but the fact he couldn't ever be "good friends" with himself is the root of all problems, and it's a devastating thing to figure out.
    lasombraon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdang i feel like the patty sue in this song right now.. my high school sweetheart just left me cause he kissed another woman and was afraid he would do more or wouldnt quit what he had already done... but one of these days...
    lilcutie8806on November 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love it.

    makes you feel an emotion that you barely feel with other songs.
    xcaughtinablondxon October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDitto to all above, but, as a Christian, I see a tragic irony in the final verse...

    One of these days I'm gonna love me
    And feel the joy of sweet release
    One of these days I'll rise above me
    And at last I'll find some peace

    I read that as saying that he is not yet saved because he won't forgive himself for his past deeds. But one of these days that will change (How? It's your move, bud.) and it'll be such a pleasant experience. In the meantime he'll stay in the hell of his own mind and risk dying before he escapes.
    Jesdiscipleon June 09, 2011   Link

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