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I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday

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MORRISSEY song
Name I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
Album/single Your Arsenal
Length 4:20
Writer/composer Morrissey/Nevin
Producer Mick Ronson
Release July 1992
Recorded Mid 1991


Information

This song was covered by David Bowie and included on his 1993 album "Black Tie White Noise".

Both Mick Ronson and David Bowie have been quoted as saying the song is very similar in parts to Bowie's "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide".

The two distinct voices heard in the intro are from:

  • Mark Nevin turning a radio tuner and recording the results.

Roughly translated German male voice:

...We should think about young people who are ready to try more new ideas than ... old ones [people], to which nothing bad can happen anymore... ...If everything works fine, the ??? council is going to...next march... ...For Heiner Mueller it means the preparation for... [Tuning] ...Which reaches from? Franken? to Berlin...But now something of the ???... [Switches to French briefly]

From a translated Spex Magazine 2006, Morrissey said of the sample:

Last question: The interviewer asked him if he knows what the German voice in "i know its gonna happen someday" is saying

Morrissey replied: "no, i just switched on a shortwave receiver late at night and recorded whatever came through, what did he say?"

Interviewer: "the youth have to give new impulses, not the old-established" (note: the correct translation is: We should think about young people who are ready to try more new ideas than ... old ones)

Morrissey: "phew! im glad that it is doent mean anything else. I can live with that."

(source)


  • The female voice saying:

"Because he's just my Bill"

Is taken from: Showboat" (1951) - from the song "Bill" which is attributed to Ava Gardner.

Lyrics

My love, wherever you are
Whatever you are
Don't lose faith

I know it's gonna happen someday to you
Please wait, please wait
Wait...don't lose faith

You say that the day just never arrives
And it's never seemed so far away
Still, I know it's gonna happen someday to you
Please wait, don't lose faith

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 76

Morrissey live history:

... further results

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