The Smiths - How Soon is Now? Lyrics

I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

There's a club if you'd like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home and you cry
And you want to die

When you say it's gonna happen "now"
Well when exactly do you mean?
See I've already waited too long
And all my hope is gone

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 How Soon Is Now?
  • 2 Well I Wonder
  • 3 Oscillate Wildly


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Steven Morrissey, Johnny Marr
    album: Track 1 in album How Soon Is Now?
    release date: 1985-1-28
    popularity : 489 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 6:46
    producer: John Porter
    engineer: Stephen Street
    Album Information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin