What does Someday mean?

The Strokes: Someday Meaning

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Someday Lyrics

In many ways, they'll miss the good old days
Someday, someday
Yeah, it hurts to say, but I want you to stay
Sometimes, sometimes

When we was young, oh man, did we have fun
Always, always
Promises, they break before they're...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 17th 2012 !⃝

    I get the impresion that this song is more complex than what the average person thinks. To me, its about a conversation and the listener is you. The song is introducing you to a segment of that conversation. Casablancas is saying to someone "in many ways they will miss the good old days." The other person responds by saying "someday, someday." You are involved in the conversation because you are the third person listening. As the conversation unfolds, many truths are revealed with regards to the tragic dinamics of a breakup. There is a lot of honesty expresed in this song and it reflects some hurt feelings. What makes this song so great, is the contrast between the upbeet tones, and the sound of a voice that resonates loss and despair. Its even more interesting because it brings the listener to take an active role in the song. Many surrealist artist have done that in the past. were the painting is unique in its presentation because you are the interpreter. It invokes the feelings you have, the goal of the painter was that you feel a certain way when you see the painting and because you felt those feelings, you are now part of a collective of people who felt the same. This song does something similar, I think it makes you feel/think in a conected way and now we are all part of a collective appreciating the qualities of this piece.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 13th 2011 !⃝

    I think it's about reminiscing about good times, basically.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 19th 2014 !⃝

    My interpretation is that this is about someone who is happy to be out of a relationship that wasn't working out. They look back and realize that it wasn't really all their fault. They know the relationship ended for the best. They don't plan on wasting their time again.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2015 !⃝

    Personally, I think the song is about a breakup and how someone is not over it and is saying "Someday" referring to them meeting their partner again or someone that will make them just as happy...

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2011 !⃝

    this song is about a messed up guy who in his love life didwrong n think that it would be better to stay alone than to fall apart with his love... and focus on what tommorow brings

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