"How Soon Is Now?" as written by Valerij Valentinovich Polienko, Sergey Galoyan, Ivan Nikolaevich Shapovalov and Elena Vladimirovna Kiper....
I am the sun
I'm the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the sun and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I'm a human and I need to be loved
Just like everyone else does

I am the sun
I'm the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the sun and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I'm a human and I need to be loved
Just like everyone else does

There's a club if you like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So 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
What exactly do you mean
See I've already waited to long
And all my hope is gone

You shut your mouth how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I'm a human and I need to be loved
Just like everyone else does


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28, edited by BellaZ

"How Soon Is Now" as written by Steven Patrick Morrissey Johnny Marr

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General CommentI like this cover, but I actually heard it before any other versions, and I think that most of the time, you like the first version you hear, and then the other ones are unfamiliar so they don't sound as good to your ears. I felt the same way about Britney Spears' Satisfaction, I heard it before the original, and even though her version is crap, I liked it better because it's what I knew.

    Either way, you guys need to check your posts before you press the "Add" button.

    Sacrilegious- sacreligious? Minor spelling mistake, but wrong nonetheless.

    quote-on-quote- the term is "quote-unquote" When you are talking you can't really say the quotation mark, so you say "As psychololly said, quote i understand people being annoyed at this cover, unquote." Same as making the quotation mark gesture with your fingers.

    up and arms- what???? up and arms? do you even read what you type?

    As far as covers go, I like them because they take a song that a group of people with a certain taste might never have listened to, and they rework it so that more people can enjoy it. It's not about stealing someone's work, it's about sharing it with other people. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
    lizzieluvs2playon May 19, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHas anyone here who's posted a hate comment even LISTENED to the song? Good fucking god, if you hate the music, get the fuck out of t.A.T.u's section of the site, and go to the music you DO like. Don't waste your breath trying to insult or 'convert' other people to your side of things.

    Has anyone ever noticed that whenever ANY band does a cover of ANY song, some select retards from the original fan base get up and arms and spam "OMFG THIS SONG IS SO FUCKIN GAY THEY BROKE IT LMFAO SUCKS ASS" all over it?

    Excuse me as I pretend to care about the fact that you don't like the song.
    RedSolemnBladeon January 12, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMorrissey Approves of this song.
    And so do I :D
    eelyloveon April 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentterrible cover but they sing it with such heart. so touching.
    vadgeon January 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUnbelieveable cover.
    Regarless of who or what T.A.T.U. are themselves, (I'm not fans) this is unbelieveable job.
    Their voices are a bit strange
    but I love the heavier guitar. It's such a contrast to the Morrissey/Marr Compositon that's so dear to my heart.
    and it's the only cover of this song I can get behind.
    mopo976on December 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNow I'm not a Moz purist, and covers of songs can be very interesting.

    But seriously, with all due respect....does anyone remember those "Chipmunk Punk" and "Urban Chipmunk" novelty albums in the late 1970's-early 1980's???

    (Note to non-USA readers: there was a cartoon called Alvin And The Chipmunks, featuring, you guessed it, pet anthropomorphic chipmunk performers, and their manager / owner, Dave.)

    I was wondering if someone had rediscovered the idea. Can you just see TATU's manager acting like "Dave"? "Pay attention, Yulia ... YULIA ... YULIA!!!"
    nickb1967on June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice cover
    darrocknrollon June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was suprised they did the cover so well. I found it much better than the Smith's version, and I actually like The Smiths.
    lizkaon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's great, but I prefer Love Spit Love's version.
    takerzmuseon June 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood, good song. Love The Smiths.
    A lil' bit rude to take the song, but hey, I like it nonetheless. ;)
    -Amatory: Helena.
    Amatoryon November 17, 2004   Link

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