Someday when my life has passed me by
I'll lay around and wonder why you were always there for me
One way, in the eyes of a passer by
I'll look around for another try and fade away

Just close your eyes and I'll take you there
This place is warm and without a care
We'll take a swim in the deep blue sea
I go to leave and you reach for me

Some say better things will come our way
No matter what they try to say you were always there for me
Some way, when the sun begins to shine
I hear a song from another time and fade away
And fade away

Just close your eyes and I'll take you there
This place is warm and without a care
We'll take a swim in the deep blue sea
I go to leave and you reach for me

Oh, come on
Someone said you tried to long (you will pass me by)
Someone said we got it all wrong (all wrong)
Someone said we tried to long (you will pass me by)
Every thinks were right belong

So far so long so far away
So far so wrong so far away away away

Someday when my life has passed me by
I'll lay around and wonder why you were always there for me
One way, in the eyes of a passer by
I'll look around for another try and fade away
And fade away
And fade away
And fade away
And fade away
And fade away
And fade away
And fade away
And fade away
And fade away


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Someday Lyrics as written by Charles Stanton Frazier Craig Anthony Bullock

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  • +3
    General CommentHere's what band members said about the song in an interview with "Melody Maker" magazine, Oct. 16, 1999:

    Singer Mark McGrath: "'Someday' (their new single and 'Every Morning! part-two, basically) is about reflecting back on your life and appreciating the one you chose to be with and hoping you made all the right decisions."

    Drummer Stan Frazier, who wrote the song: "It's like 'Every Morning'... I have a girlfriend and on the road I'm tempted to go with other women. And dogs. And men. And she has remained faithful. She was always so perfect and I was this f* * *ing guilty asshole and it's about that I think we've all grown a bit as people."
    drewdcon December 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI haven't logged onto Songmeanings for a long time now, and was tempted to after reading all the comments about "weed."

    People who smoke weed tend to think EVERY SINGLE SONG they listen to is about smoking weed, only because they twist the words and meanings to relate to smoking weed. I'm sorry to say, but I know the band had absolutely zero intention of making this song be related to weed, at all.

    Now, you could say that the song REMINDS you of weed or when you hear it, it makes you think of smoking, but don't say and try to tell people it is about weed, because its not...


    And more along the real meaning, yes it can be about friendship but I see it being a little more romantic when he says "Just close your eyes and I'll take you there" I can't see him singing that to or about 'just a friend'
    Sins Of Yesterdayon September 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not saying it is about weed, but they did an acoustic set, as he started this song he said "smoke em if you got em"
    brian11037on April 04, 2017   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe song is about someone always being there for this guy (the singer), but the guy didn't care about their suppourt and took advantage of them.

    For example, the first line is "someday, when my life has passed me by, I'll lay around and womder why you were always there for me". This means that he is wondering why his friend was always there for him, even though all the singer did is take advantage of his friends work.

    Next, he says "One way, in the eyes of a passerby, I'll look around for another try, and fade away". This means that he realises how mean he was being to the person that was always there for him, and he wants to make it up, but by the time he tries, it is to late.

    When he says "Lets take a dip in the deap blue sea, I had to go, but you reached for me", that meant that he tried to get his friends attention back, because of all the good things his friend had done, but he was clearly to late, because his friend had other things to do, or proboably passed away.
    funnyunclesamon April 19, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song is about friendship. It's about how this one person is always there for the other, despite everyone else's dislike. It could, in some terms, be like a Romeo-Juliet ish love song but, it's more frienshippy. It's a very nice song on that too. It's like everyone thinks that they shouldn't even know each other, but they don't care, and they're always there for one another. And pehaps, someday, they can go off into another place, where their friendship will be accepted.
    TasChiBandGirlon May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit dosnt mean that ....tust me, your really wrong
    somthin cleveron May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know I probably am but, that's at least what I get out of the song....
    TasChiBandGirlon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWeed, i doubt it. But whatever meaning you want to take from this song is your own.
    TheRocSauceon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentweed?

    yes if you look at that, and just about only that, but it also could be entirly about the sun then, correct?

    ..when the sun begins to shine I hear a song from another time..

    thank you for contributing nothing scuzzboots and somthin clever.
    daftcainon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSomthing clever I think your nickname should be Somthing stupid insead... why don't you stop critizicing what the songs mean to other people... and you just keep saying the interpretations are wrong but I don't see you posting any, so... does that mean you don't have idea what it is about?

    Anyway... Yeah this song is about friendship, no doubt about that... is like always sticking up for other person, always keep being true to one another. And the song explains just what true friendship is... many people will try to tear them apart, to persuade them to fail one another, but "It doesn't matter what they tried to say/you were always there for me".
    I kinda get the sensation that is a good-bye song, that he has to leave, so is like saying "This is not good-bye yet, you will meet me one day and everything will be much brighter".
    "some way, when the sun begins to shine I heard a song from another time and fade away" that line just hits me! I've been there... missing a friend is one of the hardest things and it takes time to get used to it... so is basically saying that he is alright now, but then he heards this song that remind him of some many things that he fades away.
    punker girlon May 16, 2004   Link

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