Written by Alan Jackson and Jim McBride
#1 (1 week)
November 9, 1991
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
October 25, 1991
Alan Jackson refines his skills as a balladeer.
The Road to No. 1
Jackson’s uninterrupted run of chart-toppers continues, as the second single from Don’t Rock the Jukebox is his sixth No. 1 in a row.
The No. 1
Where “Wanted” was weighed down by a clunky and unnecessary framework, “Someday” clears the clutter and presents a simple, unadorned, and achingly real breakup conversation.
She looked me in the eye and said, “It’s over”
I can’t take this heartache anymore
She said, “Don’t tell me lies and try to please me
I’ve heard it all so many times before”
And I took her by the arm and said, “Don’t leave me
There’s nothin’ in this world I wouldn’t do
Just give me time, I’ll be the man you’ve needed”
She said, “I wish that I could take that for the truth”
And so Alan Jackson tries to convince the listener to buy the argument rejected by the woman who is leaving:
And I said, “Someday
I’ll get my life straight”
And she said, “It’s too late
What’s done is done.”
And I told her, “Someday”
She said, “I can’t wait
‘Cause sometimes someday just never comes.”
A heartbreaker that cuts right down to the bone.
The Road From No. 1
Jackson’s hit run will continue unabated through 1992, with four more No. 1 singles on the way next year.
“Someday” gets an A.