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‘Someday Never Comes’ by CCR- Classic Hit or Miss

“Someday Never Comes” from their album Mardi Gras released in 1972 and written by the frontman John Fogerty. The song made it to #25 in May 1972 with Doug Clifford’s “Tearin’ up the Country” released as the B-side. It would be the last top 40 hit for CCR.

Fogerty has stated that the song is about being left and not being able to learn much as a child.

“Someday Never Comes” is simply a song about my parents undergoing a divorce when I was a child and me not knowing many things. When my dad left me, he told me to be a man and someday I would understand everything. Now, I’m here basically repeating the same thing really. I had a son in 1966 and I went away when he was five years old or so and again told him “someday” he would understand everything. Really, all kids ask questions like “Daddy, when are we going fishing?” and parents always answer with “someday”, but in reality someday never comes and kids never learn what they’re supposed to learn.

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