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It Had to Happen, 1997



From the Series:

Series I, “Lyrics for Released Albums,” is divided chronologically into sub-series by album, one for each of his studio albums (and one live album) released between 1989 and 2021: Too Long in the Wasteland, Candyland, Where’d You Hide the Body, It Had to Happen, Walk Between the Raindrops, Saint Mary of the Woods, Live in Aught-Three, Childish Things, Just Us Kids, Complicated Game, and The Horses and the Hounds. Within each album sub-series, the lyrics — mostly hand-written on loose notepad pages, often with several different drafts per song — are divided into separate folders for each song, arranged alphabetically.


  • 1997


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 15 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 20 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English