One of These Days Lyrics

by Tim McGraw

We used to chase that boy home from school
We called him freckle faced, red-headed fool
He was different, he wasn't cool like me

Sticks and stones didn't break any bones
But we never left well enough alone
Then one day he ran away from home you see

And I passed him as he walked away
And in his eyes I heard him say

One of these days you're gonna love me
You'll sit down by yourself and think
About the times you pushed and shoved me
And what good friends we might have been

And then you're gonna sigh a little
And maybe even cry a little
But one of these days you're gonna love me

Patty Sue was a small town beauty
I took one look at her and had to pull her to me
Lord knows, she should have seen right through me
When I promised her the world

But at seventeen you only want one thing
I left her standing with my high school ring
Innocent tears in a pourin' rain as I walked away

And I still see her in my dreams
And to this day she's whispering

One of these days you're gonna love me
You'll sit down by yourself and think
About the time you turned from me
And what good friends we might have been

And then you're gonna sigh a little
And maybe even cry a little
But one of these days you're gonna love me

Now everybody stands up, the congregation sings
It's a song of sweet forgiveness and as the chorus rings
The wind blows clear my memory, the pages start to turn
And suddenly I'm singin' the moment that I learn

One of these days I'm gonna love me
And feel the joy of sweet release
One of these days I'll rise above me
And at last I'll find some peace

Then I'm gonna smile a little
And maybe even laugh a little
But one of these days I'm gonna love me