About The Song

“Someday” is a song written by American country music singer Alan Jackson and Jim McBride, and recorded by Jackson. It was released in August 1991 as the second single from Jackson’s second album, Don’t Rock The Jukebox. The song peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and number 2 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.
The narrator in the song is seeing his relationship with his significant other end because she’s finally moving on. The man was always saying he’d get his act together someday, but someday never came around and she got sick of waiting. At the end of the song, the narrator proves he has gotten his act together by fixing up an old car he said he’d get around to “someday” and driving to his ex’s work where she drives off with him.
Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying that “one of Jackson’s greatest strengths as a writer is that he’s able to craft lyrics that weave everyday jargon into poetry. The man and woman here talk like real people talk, but the conversation is structured in such a way that it elevates it into art
The music video was directed by Mark Lindquist and premiered in mid-1991.

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Lyrics

She looked me in the eye and said, “It’s over”
I can’t take this heartache anymore
She said, “Don’t tell me lies and try to please me
I’ve heard it all so many times before”
And I took her by the arm and said, “Don’t leave me
There’s nothin’ in this world I wouldn’t do
Just give me time, I’ll be the man you’ve needed”
She said, “I wish that I could take that for the truth”
And I said, “Someday
I’ll get my life straight”
And she said, “It’s too late
What’s done is done”
And I told her, “Someday”
She said, “I can’t wait
‘Cause sometimes someday just never comes”
She said, “All I’ve ever wanted was to love you
And somewhere deep inside me I still do
But now I think it’s time I stopped believin’
‘Cause I’m never gonna see a change in you”
And I said, “Someday
I’ll get my life straight”
And she said, “It’s too late
What’s done is done”
And I told her, “Someday”
She said, “I can’t wait
‘Cause sometimes someday just never comes
Oh, sometimes someday just never comes”

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