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Someday is the ending song from Disney's 1996 animated feature film, The Hunchback of 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. While not used in the body of the film, "Someday" is heard over the closing credits of the film.

Selected as the lead single from the film's soundtrack in 1996, "Someday" was recorded by all–male R&B group All-4-One for the North American release, while British R&B trio Eternal recorded their own version for the British English version of the song which received international release throughout Europe and Oceania. Mexican singer Luis Miguel recorded a Spanish version for the Latin American market, retitled "Sueña", which became a major hit. The youngest Celtic Woman member Chloë Agnew covered this song for her solo album called Walking in the Air and her first Celtic Woman album. In the German stage version it is called "Einmal", and it occurs after Frollo gives Esmeralda his ultimatum in jail of choosing him or death. 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 does not 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 peacefully 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 a mistake. The song ends as Esmeralda is about to be put to death which makes this song all the more poignant and dramatic as Esmeralda's dying wish for the world.

Trivia

  • A brief chorus of the song is heard after "Humiliation" when Esmeralda apologizes to Quasimodo and stops the torturing at the festival of fools by helping him as she frees him from his restraints and openly defies Frollo and states that he is the biggest fool of them all as she throws a crown at him that the hunchback was wearing a few moments ago.

Lyrics

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

Someday
Life will be fairer
Need will be rarer
And greed will not pay
Godspeed
This bright millennium
On its way
Let it come
Someday

Someday
Our fight will be won then
We'll stand in the sun then
That bright afternoon
Till then
On days when the sun is gone
We'll hang on
And we'll wish upon the moon

There are some days, dark and bitter
Seems we haven't got a prayer
But a prayer for something better
Is the one thing we all share

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

Someday
Life will be fairer
Need will be rarer
And greed wil not pay
Godspeed
This bright millennium
Let it come
Wish upon the moon

One day, someday...

Soon

One day, someday...

Soon

Esmeralda:
I used to believe
In the days I was naïve
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
Godspeed
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

Esmeralda & Phoebus:
Is the one thing we all share

Chorus:
We all share
We all share

All:
We all share...
Someday
Our fight will be won 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

Esmeralda:
I used to believe
In the days I was naïve
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

Someday
Life will be fairer

Phoebus:
Life will be fairer

Esmeralda:
Need will be rarer

Phoebus:
Need will be rarer

Esmeralda:
Greed will not pay

Phoebus:
Greed will not pay

Esmeralda:
Godspeed

Phoebus:
Godspeed

Esmeralda:
This bright millennium

Phoebus:
This bright millennium

Esmeralda:
On its way

Both:
Let it come

Phoebus:
Someday

When the world's older
When things have changed

Both:
Someday
These dreams will all be real
'Till then we'll
Wish upon the moon

Change will come

Phoebus:
One day...

Esmeralda:
Some day...

Both:
Soon

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Sequel: MadellaineZephyrSarousch

Songs
Original: The Bells of Notre DameOut ThereTopsy TurvyHumiliationGod Help the OutcastsThe Bell TowerHeaven's LightHellfireParis BurningA Guy Like YouThe Court of MiraclesSanctuaryAnd He Shall Smite the WickedInto the SunlightSomeday

Sequel: Le Jour D'AmourAn Ordinary MiracleI'd Stick With YouFa la la la Fallen In LoveI'm Gonna Love You
Musical: Balancing ActRest and RecreationRhythm of the TambourineInto Notre DameTop of the WorldThai Mol PiyasEsmeraldaCity Under SiegeFlight Into EgyptOut of Love (Reprise) • Dance of the GypsiesMade of StoneGrand Finale
Deleted Songs: In a Place of MiraclesAs Long As There's a MoonSomeday

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