If referring to an issue that can´t be resolved here and now in a song (a break up) and if hoping that this matter could at least be discussed under better circumstances in the future. Would the phrase "But somewhere and sometime" make any sense? Could it be the title of the song?

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    "Someday" is more common in this sort of context than "some time", but "sometime" is not unknown; for instance, Rosanne Cash's Somewhere Sometime matches your question pretty precisely. Feb 25, 2015 at 11:19
  • @StoneyB, that sounds like a pretty darn good answer. Why not drop the other proverbial shoe and make it one? Mar 9, 2015 at 23:36

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Someday, which is used almost exclusively for events in the indefinite future, is probably more common in this sort of context than sometime, which may be used for both past and future events; it has a 'yearning' sense almost built in. Stephen Sondheim's lyric to "Somewhere", from Bernstein's West Side Story, is instructive.

There's a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us

There's a time for us,
Some day a time for us,
Time together with time to spare,
Time to learn, time to care,
Some day!

Despite time in the first four lines of the second verse, Sondheim lands on day for his big cadence.

It's probably not irrelevant that -ay is more singable than -ime, or that it's a lot easier to find rhymes in -ay than in -ime.

But sometime is certainly not unknown. At least eight different songs are to be found on YouTube titled "Somewhere Sometime" or "Sometime Somewhere" or something very similar. Rosanne Cash's "Somewhere Sometime" matches your idea almost exactly:

"Somewhere Sometime"

I was a wise insider – I knew the score
I kept him on those heartstrings, begging for more
No chance for real emotion here, no end in sight
I watched him slip away from me, night after night

I came so close to breaking down, didn’t turn away
I don’t want to reveal that much, baby; I don’t want to pay
Don’t want the keys to paradise, nobody’s home
Don’t want to feel the fire and ice sleeping alone

Somewhere … Sometime
Some way … he’ll change his mind

Maybe he’s lost in the confusion
Maybe he wants somebody new, but I ain’t through with him
And I don’t want to lose him out there

Somewhere … Sometime
Some way … he’ll change his mind

You can hear the song here.

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