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Someday
from the musical Der Glöckner von Notre Dame
Originally performed by
Composer Alan Menken
Lyrics Stephen Schwartz
Performer(s) Esmeralda 
Length 4:15
Albums
Preceded by
Followed by
Dungeon
Einmal
Someday is a song from the musical Der Glöckner von Notre Dame. It was written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz and originally recorded by American singer and actress Heidi Mollenhauer in her film role as the singing voice of Esmeralda. One out of three recordings, along with "In a Place of Miracles" and "As Long as There's a Moon", it was discarded during the storyboarding process of the film and replaced with "God Help the Outcasts" as directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise both wanted a quieter song in scene when Esmeralda sings inside the Notre Dame cathedral. Though not included in the body of the film, Someday is heard over the end credits, performed by R&B group All-4-One in the North American English release, and Eternal in the British English version. Luis Miguel recorded the version for the Latin American Spanish version, which became a major hit in Mexico. The chanting used in the introduction to "The Bells of Notre Dame" at the very beginning of the film is actually the melody of "Someday". In the German stage version, einmal occurs after Frollo gives Esmeralda his ultimatum in jail Esmeralda considers taking it if only to save Phoebus. Phoebus tells her she should do it for herself, so she can live. Esmeralda says she doesn’t consider a life with Frollo living. She then sings along with Phoebus and eventually with Clopin and the ensemble about how she hopes the world will learn after countless war and bloodshed to live and not to hate. Unlike Someday, Einmal’s lyrics are less soft and gentle. In Someday Esmeralda sings about the world becoming more mature and in Einmal she sings about the world learning after making mistake. The song ends as Esmeralda about to be put to death which makes this song all the more poignant and dramatic as Esmeralda's dying wish for the world.

LyricsEdit

ESMERALDA:
I used to believe
In the days I was naive
That I'd live to see
A day of justice dawn
And though I will die
Long before that morning comes
I'll die while believing still
It will come when I am gone

Someday
When we are wiser
When the world's older
When we have learned
I pray
Someday we may yet live
To live and let live

ESMERALDA / PHOEBUS:
Someday
Life will be fairer
Need will be rarer
Greed will not pay
God speed
This bright millennium
On its way
Let it come someday

CHORUS:
Someday
When we are wiser
When the world's older
When we have learned
I pray
Someday we may yet live
To live and let live

ESMERALDA:
There are some days
Black and bitter
It seems we haven't got a prayer

PHOEBUS:
But a prayer for something better

PHOEBUS / ESMERALDA:
Is the one thing we all share

CHORUS:
We all share
We all share

ALL:
We all share...
Someday
Our fight will be one then
We'll stand in the sun then
That bright afternoon
Till then
On days when the sun is gone
Hope lives on
Wish upon the moon
Change will come

PHOEBUS:
One day...

CHORUS:
Someday...

ESMERALDA:
Soon

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