|Name||I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday|
|Writer/composer||Morrissey / Mark E. Nevin|
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."
- The female voice saying:
"Because he's just my Bill"
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
Play count (Morrissey concert): 76
Morrissey live history:
- Salt Lake City, Utah 1992-10-02 (Morrissey concert)
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1992-10-05 (Morrissey concert)
- Seattle, Washington 1992-10-06 (Morrissey concert)
- Portland, Oregon 1992-10-07 (Morrissey concert)
- Hollywood, California 1992-10-10 (Morrissey concert)
- Hollywood, California 1992-10-11 (Morrissey concert)
- Concord, California 1992-10-13 (Morrissey concert)
- Sacramento, California 1992-10-14 (Morrissey concert)
- San Jose, California 1992-10-15 (Morrissey concert)
- Costa Mesa, California 1992-10-17 (Morrissey concert)
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