Someday

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My daddy said he had a someday list
Of things he’d do when time permits, someday
Gonna skydive from ten thousand feet
Sail the clear blue water coast of Greece, someday
Gonna teach me about the moon and stars
How to play an acoustic guitar
But daddy took that list to his grave
And I swore right then I’d never do the same

Someday is today
Someday ain’t gonna wait
Gonna do all the somethings I dared to dream
Fly like an eagle in an F15
Today is Someday

Set sail from Santorini
Went hang gliding of the coast of Tahiti, I had wings
Found Dad’s Gibson by the bedroom door
I’m writing words and putting them to chords, I sing
Today I am going to Tennessee
Chasin the dream I live and breathe
Gonna stop at my father’s grave
But we both know what I am going to say

Someday is today
Someday ain’t gonna wait
Gonna do all the somethings I dared to dream
Touch a heart with the songs I sing
Today is Someday

Someday I’m gonna meet my maker
Until then ain’t wastin no time
I learned a lesson bout livin
The day my Daddy died

The story behind the song…
As in most of my writing, I have a tune in my head, but not lyric. It wasn’t until my wife told me the story about her parent’s reason to join us on a cruise that the chorus of this song came together. The reason, they had experienced a number of friends pass on and they had always wanted to go on a cruise someday…

The song came quickly after that and is a reminder that life is so short, don’t wait for someday. By the way—my first cruise, we set sail from Greece, was on my honeymoon at the urging of my wife. There are no somedays in her life or mine now either.