This may only apply to Southern California….
but I have a theory that on the end of a Saturday night after midnight (Sunday), if you are listening to the radio, you will hear at least one station play The Smith’s song “How Soon is Now” at least once before sunrise.
I believe this to be true because at this time of the night, its only people who have not found someone to love them who are listening to the radio.
That their night went something like:
There’s a club if you’d like to go
you could meet somebody who really loves you
so you 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
Alone….again….. driving home on the freeway to cry and want to die.
The song feels good on the late night freeway… mostly desolate and shrouded in weird orange lights with the wailing vibrating guitar sounding like a passing car…. Like time zooming past you ….reminding you that you will probably die alone.
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does.