I think that ‘Someday’ in part is about this idea that I’m speaking in part to myself; that I made a good decision, and I’m gonna be okay, and I am proving myself. At the same time, I had just started dating this girl that I had chased for three years… that I wrote The Con about, and it was a complicated situation. I had just gotten out of a five-year relationship, and was having a difficult time figuring out how to get what I wanted, and I took all the wrong interstates, basically, and sort of floundered for a year. And then it was over. It just didn’t work out. We never got to date. I felt horrible, and wrote all the songs on The Con about it, and then spent a year out on the road playing them, feeling vindicated and powerful and sad all at the same time. And then we started talking again because she wanted to be friends, so I said, ‘OK, we’ll see what happens.’ Six or seven months went by, and she was like, ‘fuck, I’m totally into you, and I keep denying myself. Let’s just try dating.’ So I wrote ‘Someday’ two or three months into that, when I was like that weird kid trying not to explode in class. Just really trying to contain myself. I didn’t want to go off the path. I did not want to become that weird creep from The Con.
So, ‘Someday’ was sort of a combination of me saying, ‘You have purpose, you are good, you are going to make it, you are going to say something. Maybe you already have said it, but you’re going to say something important.’ And at the same time, it was my way of pushing this button on this person, to basically say, ‘Get it together, decide!’ Everyone can say something important, which is why I said, ‘paint…write…and say,’ because not all of us are writers and not all of us are artists or painters, but all of us will eventually say something. We’ll all get there, whether it’s at 75 or 15, we do get to a place where we figure out what our purpose is. And for The Con, the girl that I was chasing, for her, it was that moment, I think, when she finally took a step forward and realized that she was going to have to challenge herself and her life, and what she thought of herself at that point.”
-Tegan on “Someday” and ending up with Lindsey