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  1. One Of These Days

One Of These Days came from a jazzy progression I had worked out. (My guitar teacher Rob Swaynie would be happy that I used a minor seven flat five chord, ha ha ha.) But I thought it would be cool if the drums had a tom-tom beat that you could hear over and over again, that could put you in a trance if you let it. The whole idea was to capture that feeling of longing coupled with stagnation and ennui. You know, when you were young and apprehensive and lacked the confidence to go for what you really wanted. “Yeah, some day I’ll get there…” “She would never give me the time of day now, but down the road when I get my act together, then we’ll see…” that kind of thing. Also, it was fun to bust out the slide and go for it!

Lyrics

One Of These Days

One of these days
If I bide my time
The stars align
You’ll be mine

One of these days
When I’m on my feet
I’ll be complete
When you’re with me

Another day
Floats away
Like a child’s lost balloon
A melancholy tune

Streetcars roll and
I can’t catch them
Sadness their eyes
While they pass me by

One of these days
The stars align
The full moon shines
You’ll be mine

One of these days
When I’m on my feet
I’ll be complete
When you’re with me

Sun shining bright
But I’m still cold inside
Pray for rain to wash away
The dirt of yesterday

Smell of springtime
Fills the air
I close my eyes and breathe
And focus on the dream

One of these days
If I bide my time
The stars align
You’ll be mine

One of these days
When I’m on my feet
I’ll be complete
When you’re with me