What does Someday mean?

Nickelback: Someday Meaning

Album cover for Someday album cover

Song Released: 2003

Someday Lyrics

How the hell did we wind up like this?
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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 14th 2006 !⃝

    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.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 14th 2006 !⃝

    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.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 25th 2007 !⃝

    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.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2023 !⃝

    The last time I watched this video was back in 2004. I remember seeing the girl, who just died in a car accident, walk away with her boyfriend who had already died in another accident.
    I recently rewatched the same video but I noticed that she walked out of the accident she just had with no injuries what-so-ever. You can tell she survived because everyone was looking at her in amazement as she walked away from the crash scene. And then, the boyfriend hugs her and she smiles like she feels his presence and she walks away unscathed as he disappears.
    What is going on here? Is this some kind of Mandela affect? Or was the video somehow altered?

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 11th 2023 !⃝

    I think it's about an underground singer that rewrites lyrics to songs. About heaven and revelations.The Lyricist never goes public or writes or records the songs he rewrites.Referring (Someday) were going to figure this all out. If he ever comes out.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2023 !⃝

    What "I" get from it is:(and this is NEVER having seen the video, and just going from the lyrics and emotion) this guy and his girl are struggling in their relationship. He promises he will change, but as we all know Tigers rarely change their stripes. He is who he is, even though he WANTS to be good for her. In the background after the verse "we're gonna make it all right, but not right now...I know you're wondering when..." there is the verse, almost a whisper, like it's coming from inside her "you're the only one who knows that"... meaning she can "make it alright" by leaving the relationship. It's toxic. No matter how much love they have, it's just not going to work and to "make it alright", "when" is determined by "when" she makes the hard choice to leave the man she loves for her own preservation.

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 29th 2018 !⃝

    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

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2017 !⃝

    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.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2016 !⃝

    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.

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2014 !⃝

    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

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2012 !⃝

    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....

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2012 !⃝

    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

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 19th 2011 !⃝

    I think the song means that someday he would me the man he promised he would be, but he is just not there yet.

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 30th 2011 !⃝

    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

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2011 !⃝

    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.

  16. anonymous
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    May 20th 2010 !⃝

    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.

  17. anonymous
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    Apr 14th 2010 !⃝

    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.

  18. anonymous
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    Nov 10th 2009 !⃝

    In the music video in the beggining of the song they spill milk and the only purpose to that is when he steps in the milk he doesnt make a foot print proving that he isnt alive. Also if you notice the girl doesnt say anything to him which means she doesnt even see him. Then he chases her and when she gets into the car accident she died then they both saw each other. Then at the very end you see that he was dead all along.

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