I KNOW IT'S GONNA HAPPEN SOMEDAY

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 ...
Oh ...
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


An unusual song for Morrissey, with its style owing more to 1950's ballads than the glam-rock era prevalent on other parts of Your Arsenal. The counterpart to the previous track Seasick, Yet Still Docked, this song seems so full of hope, and the lyrics are so simple, you can't help thinking perhaps it's all a bit too simple, and Morrissey is actually using the apparent meaning as a foil to a more subtle and despairing attitude. Also note, the whole sung is to the 2nd person, and there is no mention as to what is to happen to the protagonist, leaving the contrasting impression that, for the singer, it's not gonna happen someday.
Much to Morrissey's delight, this song was covered by his hero David Bowie.
Jan Christoph Stortlunder sent me a translation of the German part of the beginning sample of this song :

 
Original:
 
...Drüber Nachdenken ob nicht von jungen Leuten vielleicht mehr Impulse kommen    als von Alten, denen nichts mehr passieren kann...
...Wenn es gut geht, wird das ???forum im nächsten März...
...Für Heiner Müller bedeutet es die Vorbereitung...
[Tuning]
...Die von Franken??? bis nach Berlin...Aber nun ist etwas von ???...
[Switching to French Channel]
 
 
 
Translated:
 
...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 ???... 

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