Somedays
Regina Spektor Lyrics


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Somedays aren't yours at all,
They come and go as if they're someone else's days,
They go and leave you behind someone else's face,
And it's harsher than yours,
And colder than yours.

They come in all quiet,
Sweep up,
And then they leave.
And you don't hear a single floorboard creak.
They're so much stronger than the friends you try to keep by your side.

Downtown, downtown,
I'm not here,
Not anymore.
I've gone away,
Don't call me,
Don't write.

I'm in love with your daughter,
I want to have her baby.
I'm in love with your daughter,
So can I please

Downtown, downtown,




I'm not here,
Not anymore.

Overall Meaning

In Regina Spektor's song Somedays, she explores the concept of feeling disconnected from oneself and one's surroundings. The lyrics suggest that there are days where it feels like life is passing you by and you are merely a spectator to someone else's existence. These days are characterized as being "harsher" and "colder" than what you're used to, highlighting the feelings of isolation and disillusionment. Even your friends can't compare to the power and influence of these days, which essentially take over your life without warning or explanation.


The imagery in the second verse further emphasizes the overwhelming nature of these days. They arrive quietly, without any indication of their impending presence, and then leave just as suddenly, without any explanation or closure. Furthermore, they are described as being "so much stronger than the friends you try to keep by your side," implying that even the strongest bonds can't compare to the impact of these days.


The outro to the song seems disconnected from the rest of the lyrics, telling a completely different story. It refers to someone being in love with someone else's daughter and wanting to have her baby. This change of tone can be interpreted in a few different ways. It could be seen as a way of breaking free from the previous feelings of disconnection and embracing a new sense of purpose and direction. Alternatively, it may represent a continuation of those feelings, with the singer latching onto an idealized fantasy in lieu of a more tangible reality.


Overall, Somedays is a haunting and introspective piece that speaks to the uncertainty and impermanence of existence.


Line by Line Meaning

Somedays aren't yours at all,
There are days that don't belong solely to you


They come and go as if they're someone else's days,
These days pass by as if they belong to someone else


They go and leave you behind someone else's face,
You're left feeling like you're in someone else's shoes after these days have passed


And it's harsher than yours,
The feelings that come with these days are stronger than your own


And colder than yours.
The emotions associated with these days are colder than your own


They come in all quiet,
These days come without warning


Sweep up,
They take over and dominate your life


And then they leave.
Suddenly, they disappear and you're left confused


And you don't hear a single floorboard creak.
These days happen without leaving any evidence behind


They're so much stronger than the friends you try to keep by your side.
The emotional impact of these days is greater than the support of your friends


Downtown, downtown,
A repetition of the location downtown


I'm not here,
The person is not present


Not anymore.
The person is gone now


I've gone away,
The person has left


Don't call me,
Don't try to contact me


Don't write.
Don't try to communicate with me in writing either


I'm in love with your daughter,
The artist is expressing their feelings for someone's daughter


I want to have her baby.
The singer wants to start a family with this person


So can I please
The singer is making a request


Downtown, downtown,
Repetition of the location downtown


I'm not here,
The person is still not present


Not anymore.
The person is still gone




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Written by: REGINA SPEKTOR

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