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On This Day, March 2nd

On this day back in 1985, The Smiths were #1 on the Indie Charts with “How Soon is Now.” This song was originally the B-side of the 1984 single “William, It Was Really Nothing.”

The lyrics start with: I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is criminally vulgar, I am the son and heir, of nothing in particular. This was adapted from a line in George Eliot’s novel ‘Middlemarch’: “To be born the son of a Middlemarch manufacturer, and inevitable heir to nothing in particular.”

It sounds just as good today! Have a listen below. Definitely my fave Smiths song. Frissa, if you see this, this song always makes me think of you and the old times at I Love the 80’s. ♥



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