[Chorus]

[Outro: Band]
Oh oh, some say
Some say, yes they do
Ooo, some say, yeah
Someday, some say
Some Say by Rascal Flatts

In closing, just forget about what “some say” and do what you want to do. After all…

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Someday we'll look back and say
"It wasn't just a dream"
Some Say by Rascal Flatts

Many would argue that the American dream is just that… a dream.

However, I beg to differ…

Others say it used to exist, but now it’s dead…

But if the American dream is dead, explain this…

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Roses up the walk
Shiny minivan
Kids in every seat
Some Say by Rascal Flatts

Again, more of the American Dream imagery:

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And just close your eyes
There's the picket fence
There's our mailbox
Puppy on the porch
Some Say by Rascal Flatts

Though they may have got the house, there’s still a long way to go. Again, the narrator is asking his partner to “see it in your mind’s eye”.

He continues to rattle off some of the characteristics of the quintessential American Dream. This brings us to the underlying theme in this song: upward mobility. It doesn’t matter where you are now, but where you could go.

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[Verse 2: Gary]
There's that home
The one they said we'd never share
Some Say by Rascal Flatts

When this album came out in 2000, they were passing out mortgages like hotcakes, especially to young couples.

Things have changed of course…but the narrator seems to have accomplished his dream of sharing a home with his partner.

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[Chorus: Band]
Some say we'll never get it off the ground
And some say we'll never make it out of town
And someday we'll end up a world apart
And some say we're a couple of crazy kids
And some say that's exactly what they did
And I say you got to go with your heart
And baby, look where we are
Some Say by Rascal Flatts

Again, it has been scientifically shown that

Haters Gon' Hate…

The narrator tells his girl to pay them no mind, and go with her heart instead. After all, it did get her this far.

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We'll be there today
Rainbows right and left
Sunshine everywhere
If it couldn't be baby
How did we get here?
Some Say by Rascal Flatts

With “heaven straight ahead”, it won’t be long until the narrator and his girl get there.

But how will they know they’ve arrived?

Well, there will be rainbows, and it will always be sunny. Wait, this sounds familiar..

Finally, the narrator asks, if it wasn’t possible, then how have they come this far?

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And just close your eyes
There's the missing moon
There's the milky way
Heaven's straight ahead
Some Say by Rascal Flatts

Even though hater’s gon' hate, the narrator is telling his partner to ignore them. Specifically, he is instructing her to use mental imagery, i.e. “seeing in the mind’s eye”, to picture that star they’d never reach.

In another way, he is telling her to look how far they’ve come as a couple. Not only are they moving past that star, but they are now looking back at the Milky Way (our galaxy) as they reach for the stars. Finally, “heaven is straight ahead”.

Although there’s no shortage of religious references in Country music, this is clearly a metaphor for “relationship heaven”. Presumably the place where your boyfriend isn’t such a dick, and your girlfriend doesn’t complain all the time…but who knows?

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[Verse 1: Gary]
There's that star
The one they said we'd never reach
Some Say by Rascal Flatts

Even the closest star to Earth (besides the Sun) would take 4.5 years, traveling at 299,792,458 meters per second, to get to. It’s not exactly unreasonable to tell someone they’ll never reach a star.

Of course, this is a metaphor for those haters out there who always get you down or tell you, you can’t do something. Other people must have told the narrator and his partner that they would never make it as a couple.

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Even though I know the end
Well I'd do it all again
Cause I got a lifetime in
While you loved me
While You Loved Me by Rascal Flatts

In the end, she’s just going to end up leaving again, but this doesn’t matter to the narrator, because all the good in between makes up for the sad ending.

It’s like The Green Mile…even though the character of Michael Clarke Duncan (RIP) is inhumanely executed at the end, we all still watch that movie whenever it’s on, because it’s a great fucking movie up until that part.

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