"Spring-Heeled Jim" as written by Steven Morrissey and Martin James Boorer....
Spring-heeled Jim winks an eye
He'll "do", he'll never be "done to"
He takes on whoever flew through
"Well, it's the normal thing to do"
Aah

Spring-heeled Jim lives to love
Now kissing with his mouth full
And his eyes on some other fool
So many women
His head should be spinning
Ah, but no!
Ah, but no!
But no!
Ah, no!

Spring-heeled Jim slurs the words :
"There's no need to be so knowing
Take life at five times the
Average speed, like I do"
Until Jim feels the chill
"Oh, where did all the time go?"

Once always in for the kill
Now it's too cold
And he feels too
Old
Too old
Mmm, old

La, la, la, la-la, la...


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"Spring-Heeled Jim" as written by Martin James Boorer Steven Morrissey

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  • +2
    General CommentThe film the song samples is "We are the Lambeth Boys"a 1950s documentary about the young men (and women) who hang out at a certain youth club in london (it is *not* about the last men to be hung in the UK). The film is a deliberately sympathetic account of a certain demographic who were often looked on, and feared, as delinquents in their time.
    video.google.com/…
    Morrissey, however, has chosen the parts of the dialogue which represent that side of their personality which the film is trying to soften - i.e. the aggressive gang culture. He also emphasises the repressed homoerotic aspects of their relationships.
    1968againon October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI remember being tol something about the last man to be hung in England. Bu that is just what I thinik.
    Morrisseyon May 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho the hell is Jim???
    Phrogexon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy Name is Jim!!! This song is about me!!!!!!!!!!
    Giackson February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually my name isn't Jim but I think that this song is about being homosexual. Aren't all of his songs??
    Giackson February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow kissing with his mouth full
    And his eyes on some other fool

    this might say it all.
    Mode000on February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, great lyrics just classic morrissey.
    I'm guessing 'Spring Heeled Jim' is a reference to 'Spring Heeled Jack' an urban legend in the UK - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/….

    The lyrics seem to tie in with this e.g.

    "Now kissing with his mouth full
    And his eyes on some other fool
    So many women
    His head should be spinning"

    Spring Heeled Jack suppposed attacked and sometimes kissed a series of women in 19th century long.

    "He takes on whoever flew through"

    He was said to be able to jump leap large heights/distances, hence the name.

    Anyway, great song, i just love morrissey (and the smiths naturally).
    futurefateon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...
    probaby not the last person to be hung the UK as that was Peter Anthony Allen and Gwynne Owen Evans (they were executed for the same crime simultaneously).
    futurefateon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've read that the voices in the background are taken from a documentary about the last men to be hung in the UK.
    um_bongoon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've read that the voices in the background are taken from a documentary about the last men to be hung in the UK.
    um_bongoon June 02, 2006   Link

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