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Song: “Someday”

“Someday”

Behind the Song

I was strumming on the guitar, moving my mouth, when the words “Someday, when I am old,” spilled out. The rest of the sung unfolded from there.

I don’t remember thinking about anything in particular before I wrote it. But I think I was in a wistful, melancholy mood.

It’s a sad song about death, and grief, and longing.

Lyrics

Someday
when I am old
when my back is bent
and I'm always cold

I will reach for you, my dear.

Someday
when the nights are long
when my sleep is short
and the ache is strong

I will reach for you, my dear.

Someday
when the kids are grown
when they've paired off
to make their homes

I will reach for you, my dear.

Someday
when cherubs fly
when I lift them up
and I see your eyes

I will reach for you, my dear.

Was it really only seven years
that I had you next to me?
It seemed like one eternal day
like that's how it would always be.

Someday
when it's my time
when they gather close
to repeat my rhymes

I will reach for you, my dear.

Someday
when my thoughts slow
when the world fades
and I let go

I will reach for you, my dear.

I will feel you near.
I will feel you near.

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