It's Going To Happen

Album: Positive Touch (1981)
Charted: 18
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  • Happens all the time
    Its going to happen - happen - till your change your mind
    Its going to happen - happen - happens all the time
    Its going to happen - happen - till your change your mind

    Best story I ever heard
    The truth about fat Mr X and the young girl
    See how far he'll let you go
    Before he persuades you when you're walking home

    Happens all the time ...

    Watching your friends passing by
    Going to sleep without blinking a blue eye
    Too slow to notice what's wrong
    Two faced to you when you're taking them on

    Happens all the time ...

    Everything goes when you're dead
    Everything empties from what was in your head
    No point in waiting today
    Stupid revenge is what's making you stay

    Its going to happen - happen - till your change your mind
    Writer/s: DAMIAN STEPHEN O'NEILL, MICHAEL BRADLEY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • El Hombre Malo from GlasgowHere's the bloke who wrote the song talking about Bobby Sands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edk3Gj-0w4c
  • Jd from New ZealandOutstanding song, and for many reasons I think the Tones best or peak. That brass! That guitar! The vocal...
    No doubt inferential of Bobby Sands' death.
    What a band. What days we lived through.
  • Mick T from ScotlandSpend a bit more time on youtube Robbo, you will see the songwriter himself tell you he wore black armband on totp, and song was about hunger strikes.
  • John from Derry, IrelandThe guitar player wore a black armband on his right arm when they performed on TOTP. The lyrics were originally about the hunger strikes but they were changed. Best undertones song ever.
  • Mike from Bristol, EnglandThere was a BBC documentary about the Undertones called 'Here Comes The Summer', and they confirmed this song was inspired by the Hunger Strikes. They were going to wear black armbands on the TOTP performance, but most of the band didn't in the end.
  • Robbo from Auckland, New ZealandThe Top of the Pops clip is on YOutube and no, they're not wearing armbands.

    Never knew what this song was supposed to be about but the Bobby Sands thing, or anything to do with the IRA, always sounded a bit far fetched to me.
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