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“How Soon Is Now?” is a 1984 song written by Morrissey and Johnny Marr and first released by their band The Smiths. Johnny Marr described it as “possibly our most enduring record. It’s most people’s favourite, I think”, however, it is not generally considered to be representative of the band’s style.

Originally a B-side with "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" on the 12” single version of “William, It Was Really Nothing” in 1984… read more

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I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? Lyrics

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  • "I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does."
  • the most truthful song of all time
  • i am human and i NEED to be loved
  • just like everybody else does [3]
  • there's a club if you'd like to go. you could meet somebody who really loves you. but you go and you stand on your own and leave on your own and you go home and you cry and you want to die. see i've already waited to looooooong and now my hope is gone
  • "You shut your mouth! How can you you say I go about things the wrong way?"
  • this song is my spirit animal
  • "You shut your mouth! How can you you say I go about things the wrong way?"
  • so fucking beautiful. I get the dark chills down my spine just from the guitar tone

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