"Someday" as written by David Martin Kahne, Matthew Murphy Karges, Mark S. Mcgrath, Rodney Charles Sheppard, Craig Anthony Bullock, Joseph Mc Ginty Nichol and Charles Stanton Frazier....
There ain't a lot that you can do in this town
You drive down to the lake and then you turn back around
You go to school and you learn to read and write
So you can walk into the county bank and sign away your life
I work at the fillin' station on the interstate
Pumpin' gasoline and countin' out of state plates
They ask me how far into Memphis son, and where's the nearest beer
And they don't even know that there's a town around here

Someday I'm finally gonna let go
'Cause I know there's a better way
And I wanna know what's over that rainbow
I'm gonna get out of here someday
Someday

Now my brother went to college 'cause he played football
I'm still hangin' round cause I'm a little bit small
I got me a 67 Chevy, she's low and sleek and black
Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back

Someday I'm finally gonna let go
'Cause I know there's a better way
And I wanna know what's over that rainbow
I'm gonna get out of here someday
I'm gonna get out of here someday
Someday
Someday


Lyrics submitted by Ainttellinu2

"Someday" as written by Steve Earle

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

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    General CommentIt's about how America with its so-called "land of opportunity" with its guarantee of "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" either does not exist or simply ceases to exist anymore. The American Dream is The American Nightmare-it's a lie and a myth! When my friend Steve Earle wrote Someday over 25 years ago in 86, Reagan was president-but he did absolutely nothing for the American working class! In Someday, Earle writes that the disenchanted, disaffected and disenfranchised Rebel "Go to school they learn reading and writing and they sign away their lives!" Soon after, they resort to the absolute hell of working at the Texaco station "On the Interstate pumping gasoline and counting out-of-state Plates!"-and they're enraged that "they don't even know if there's a town around Here!" The Rebels start to fight-"Someday I'm finally gonna let go/I know there's a better way/I wonder what's Over the Rainbow!/I'm gonna get out of here someday!" If Steve's writing is angry, the metal guitars of the Dukes are even angrier-creating a Brilliant Metal/Rock performance. Result-First Earle/Dukes piece to get airplay on Rock Stations. Think of Someday as the Metal/Rock equivalent of Broadway standard Somewhere Over the Rainbow-both songs have an existential sadness in their respective performances-and you'll know what I mean from the start. Brilliant Rocker, Stephen Duke!
    rabbitbunnyon May 07, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm not sure it's really as political as you are making it out to be, rabbitbunny.

    But it's a great song, about a struggling young man dreaming about breaking free from his small town and starting a big life of his own. Unfortunately he know he doesn't have the resources to do that successfully yet so he just hangs around his small town pumping gas and dreaming about leaving.
    gobosox5on September 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song that just reminds me of someone stuck in a little town and just wants to get out in the world.
    ICECAT555on January 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think you've got it in one there, ICECAT555.
    alfiebabyon May 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti ferst herd thies song in the brige to terabitha

    its a good song with grate lyrics
    highlander925on July 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment Anyone that grew up in a small town knows what this song is conveying. I go to a community college,work and can't wait to get out of here with my Triumph motorcycle and just go!

    This song is devastating. Just the way Steve knows how bad some of us feel the need to leave it all behind and go..
    bearfan34on August 23, 2009   Link

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