Nickelback: Someday Meaning
Song Released: 2003
Why weren't we able, to see the signs that we missed
And try turn the tables
I wish you'd unclench your fists, and unpack your suitcase
Lately there's been too much of this
But don't think it's too...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:
It's been a while since I've seen the video, but if memory serves, the guy in the video died the day before in a bridge accident and in the video is just a ghost (which is why he doesn't leave any marks when he steps in the spilt milk) and his girl friend is crying over the fact that he died, and drives off and into an accident, killing her. Then the couple is together again and walks away.
I don't think the song has much to do with the video, however. The song sounds to be more about a guy who is having financial problems in his life and his relationship with his girlfriend is falling apart. He's telling her that he will make it right eventually and that they both have to hold on for a little longer.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Sep 14th 2006 report
The young man in the video seems to be already dead. The video makes it look like she's leaving him because she's upset with him and he's telling her "someday it will all be better." however, you notice as she fixes her rear-view mirror, the young man is not seen. She was really leaving the house because she read in the newspaper that he had been killed. When she dies at the end, it's her soul that walks away, and he's there to meet her. The "someday" when it will all be better is when they meet in heaven.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:
He's already dead in the video and she's devestated over it. The newspaper mentions a man killed in some sort of accident on a bridge. Watch closely at the spilt milk. She leaves milk footprints behind and he doesn't. This song is about a tragic ending to a strong relationship where both of them were a bit bottled up and never got the chance to open up and get the things that are hard to say off thier chest. It's actually a happy ending since all through the video the guy just can't communicate with his girl, though he's trying to stop her from getting in the car leads me to believe that he must know a bit about her tragic future since he's dead already. I say it's a happy ending since they are reunited in death. Perhaps he's trying to stop her from possibly surviving half parylized or seriously handicapped. It's a bit confusing but I think he's just frustrated and in just as much pain as she is as both of them had something they never expressed to one another.
"Lets rewrite an ending that fits instead of a hollywood horror"
That line says it all!
The video reminds me of the movie Ghost just a tad.
anonymous Oct 29th 2018 report
The interpretation for the song in my opinion is found within the lryics. He's not ready to love her. She has too much going on, too much package. He's busy following his dreams and has made it obvious what's needed to be done in order to be together. So really it's up to her. But he does love her regardless tf
anonymous Apr 6th 2017 report
You all have very good points, but here is my interpretation...
The man has died from a bridge accident you can see it at the beginning when she throws down the newspaper. She is still human and decides that taking his clothes and leaving is her way to cope yet he is there knowing this type of coping is wrong for her health even though he is gone and just a thought. While chasing her down she is so emotional she went to far ahead in front of the light she crashed and died. The person that comes out of the truck and the police officer are different from the people who look at her when she walks out of the car. Those people either understand her grief and give her the feeling she can do this or she really is ok and didn't die. His gentle hug is his way off releasing the burden of the pain that was left between them both before he died and letting her know he is still there. The only question is... if she really died why didn't she disappear at the end with him? If that is the case God helped her through this one.
anonymous Apr 6th 2016 report
To those confused by the different interpretations, there are TWO versions of the video. The original shows her dying in the crash and reuniting with him and the newer version shows her surviving. In my opinion, the ending that "fits" would be the no survivor original since it seems they finally get resolution to whatever problem they had that led to his suicide. Of course, her realizing that life can still be lived after tragedy in the second version is a more inspirational ending. I still feel the original was way more impactful when I saw it.
anonymous Nov 24th 2014 report
I think he is dead trying to calm her and the " someday somehow I'm gonna make it alright but not right now ,I know your wondering when (your the only one who knows that) " means he is telling her your the only one who knows when you can put my death to rest and when accident happens he "makes it alright "by helping her survive and that's why ppl look at her they can't believe she survived
anonymous Jun 10th 2012 report
I have seen The video, but just listening to the lyrics u think its about a couple who have a serious connection but going through a tough spot. And he wants to make it better but can't yet because of the situation there stuck in, and wishes he could comfort her, wether there dating currently or broken up, there still in love....
anonymous Mar 25th 2012 report
I agree with some of what is said. The man died before he could make things better in the relationship. The woman is devestated gets in the car and this is where I have a problem...SHe walks out of the car and the people there at the accideny stare at her as she walks away. If she were a ghost then only he would see her. also she doesn't really look at him after the accident, just feels his pressence, which is comforting. Frankly I think she survived the accident, but thats what i get from the video
anonymous Dec 19th 2011 report
I think the song means that someday he would me the man he promised he would be, but he is just not there yet.
anonymous Sep 30th 2011 report
The protagonist is like a ghost or sth,it was obvious when he walked on the spilled milk and there were no foot prints, and when he was running behind her car and she didn't see him.. the man who died in the newspaper was the protagonist
anonymous Sep 24th 2011 report
He is already dead in a tragic bridge accident and you can tell because when there is spilled milk on the ground (which means don't fight over spilled milk) she leaves foot prints and he doesn't. At the end when she gets in the accident she does survive and doesn't die because when she walks through the crowd after she gets out of the car they are all staring at her so unless there dead too shes still alive but the guy hugs her after so she can go on living her life and he can move on to because he doesn't want to go without one last good bye so once he know she will be alright, that is why he disappears suddenly and she walks off.
anonymous May 20th 2010 report
The guy is obviously dead and she is very sad about it. He tries to stop her from running away (the milk tracks he doesn't leave and the rear veiw mirror). The only thing is I think she only died for a second because he could touch her. Then she came back to life because he disappeared but she just walked away.
anonymous Apr 14th 2010 report
I agree that he's dead. It's about don't argue about the big things because if you don't make up and one of you die you'll regret forever. At the end he disappears and she walks away which means she didn't die.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Aug 5th 2009 report
In the begining the lady storms out of the house looking mad the guy follows behind her and steps in the milk but does not leave any foot prints than he does noy apear in the rear view mirror finally at the you see that he was killed and now they are together in were ever it is that people go after this life.
anonymous Nov 17th 2008 report
i believe this song is about our ignorance as to how precious life really is. if you have seen the music video, you see that the characters have numbers over their head, and these numbers represent how long they have to live. we as humans have no real way to know how long we have to live, so we should be thankful for everything we have and everyday is a blessing.
anonymous Nov 14th 2008 report
Obviously, the guy and the girl were probably fighting. He also appears dead, something I didn't realize when I first saw this video. She is crying because he is gone, that's why her footprints are seen and his are not. She runs away from her problems but the guy follows her, as if he is saying everything will be alright- someday. At the end, she gets in a car crash and dies, and they are finally reunited in the afterlife. They walk by the newspaper that describes this death.
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