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One Day / Reckoning Song
Asaf Avidan & The Mojos Lyrics


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One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

(One day)
(One day)

No more tears, my heart is dry
I don't laugh and I don't cry
I don't think about you all the time
But when I do, I wonder why

No more tears, my heart is dry
I don't laugh and I don't cry
I don't think about you all the time
But when I do, I wonder why

No more tears, my heart is dry
I don't laugh and I don't cry
I don't think about you all the time
But when I do, I wonder why

No more tears, my heart is dry
I don't laugh and I don't cry
I don't think about you all the time
But when I do, I wonder why

One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old (old, old, old, old)

One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby we'll be one

(One day)

One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby we'll be

One, day baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
Think of all the stories that we could have told

One day, baby, we'll be old
Oh, baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Asaf Avidan & The Mojos's song "One Day / Reckoning Song" are a contemplation of the passage of time and the weight of regret. The refrain "One day baby, we'll be old" is repeated throughout the song as a reminder to the listener to consider their actions and experiences in life. The singer acknowledges a sense of detachment from an unknown person, saying that they no longer feel the intensity of emotion they once did. However, there is still a sense of longing and curiosity about what could have been.


The melancholic tone of the song is further emphasized by the use of repetition and the sparse instrumentation, mostly consisting of a guitar riff and minimal percussion. The song ends on an unresolved note, with the repetition of "Think of all the stories that we could have told" leaving the listener to imagine what those stories might have been. Overall, "One Day / Reckoning Song" is a poignant meditation on the bittersweet nature of aging and the importance of cherishing the moments we have.


Line by Line Meaning

One day baby, we'll be old
Someday in the future, when we are old and grey


Oh baby, we'll be old
We will age and become senior citizens together


And think of all the stories that we could have told
We will reflect on all the experiences we could have had and how they could have enriched our lives


No more tears, my heart is dry
I have moved on from the pain of the past and am emotionally stable


I don't laugh and I don't cry
I am not overly emotional and my reactions are subdued


I don't think about you all the time
I have accepted our separation and do not dwell on our past relationship


But when I do, I wonder why
Occasionally, I do think about you and question why our relationship could not have worked out


Oh baby, we'll be old
We will grow old together and cherish our memories


One day baby, we'll be old
In the future, when we have reached old age


Think of all the stories that we could have told
Reflect on the adventures and experiences we could have had together




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Asaf Avidan, Hadas Kleinman, Ori Winokur, Ran Nir, Roi Peled, Yoni Sheleg

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@antonios.k

One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told

No more tears, my heart is dry
I don't laugh and I don't cry
I don't think about you all the time
But when I do - I wonder why

One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told



@stephngibson5517

No more tears, my heart is dry
I don't laugh and I don't cry
I don't think about you all the time
But when I do I wonder why
You had to go out of my door
And leave just like you did before
I know I said that I was sure
But rich men can't imagine poor
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told
Little me and little you
Kept doing all the things they do
They never really think it through
Like I can never think you're true
Here I go again, the blame
The guilt, the pain, the hurt, the shame
The founding fathers of our plane
That's stuck in heavy clouds of rain
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
Think of all the stories that we could have told
One day baby, we'll be old
Oh baby, we'll be old
And think of all the stories that we could have told
Songwriters: Asaf Avidan



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@Luna-vq3sk

Never gonna forgot this art piece

@Gardentimegrowing

:'( my friend died on he loved this song he drowned in a lake and on his will he send to me to rember song R.I.P harry always will be remembered

@Gardentimegrowing

+Shurikeeen it was on the news it wasn't a lake it was a pond there was quicksand and he drowned because he got stuck and sank… such a dick

@comb

Every time I listen to this song I will think of him ;)

@zoefayssoux801

R.I.P. to your friend, hopefully he's happy :) Keep your chin up friend, don't forget your friend, but don't let his death take over your heart :')

@Gardentimegrowing

Thank you two :)

@mrinalineemuduli1566

Hope your frend would have lived a life that he will remember

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@AvennGed1

This song once meant a lot to me. It reminds me of some lost prospects, some lost friendships, lost love. It has honestly been a journey, but I would never change the past. Looking back those are the greatest memories of my life and I had never felt so free, and thought the future feels so bleak and lonely I'm so glad to have had those experiences with that special person.

@theloniousmac4719

I bumped into this on Spotify. I can't stop listening. "One day baby we'll be old, and think of all the stories that we could have told." The music alone would have been enough to hold me it's so moving, but throw in that gut wrenching lyric over and over, and wow.

@datadrivenCLIPS

Rare to find a masterpiece like this nowadays.

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