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