"Ambitious Outsiders" as written by and Steven Patrick/whyte Morrissey....
Bolt-lock your doors
Alarm your cars
And still we move in closer
Every day
Top of the list
Is your smiling kids
But we'll be smiling too
So that's OK
Oh, and by the way
Thank you, because you're
Giving, giving, giving
And we're receiving
No, no, we're taking
Keeping the population down

Your taxes paid, but
Police waylaid
And we knows
When the school bus
Comes and goes
We're on your street, but
You don't see us
Or, if you do
You smile and say Hello

But don't underestimate us
When you are
Giving, giving, giving
And we're receiving
No, no, we're taking
Just keeping
The population down
You're giving, giving, giving
Well, it's your own fault
For reproducing

We're just keeping
The population down


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    General CommentHe almost seems to be putting himself in the position of some kind of murderer here. Thought - provoking stuff.
    All Is Dreamon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its about the ignerant fear that homosexuality is contagious and that gay men are child molesters (most molesters are heterosexual, and most child murders are comited by parents)
    keeping the population down isnt killing its just not procreating
    kickme8xon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's interesting the way he describes it, especially the line "We're on your street, but
    You don't see us/Or, if you do/You smile and say Hello" Like they make all this fuss of being afraid of gays molesting their children, hearing and seeing signs that "they're moving in closer every day!", but really the people they're making out to be terrible monsters are the perfectly normal, kind neighbours they smile at and greet every day on the street, and it's really very ridiculous. Morrissey also makes it spiteful and sarcastic, like they've finally given up fighting it, the hate, and trying to convince them: Whatever, it's your own fault for having children!
    kcsongbirdon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis sone in NOT about homosexuality. This song is about the Government in China. Where you can only have 1 or 2 kids, anymore and the Government takes you child and gets rid of it. Thats why he says "Top of the list is your smiling kids" and "Keeping the population down" China is over populated and this is a way to keep the population down.
    AFTERTHEWARon October 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/… says:


    * "Ambitious Outsiders" by Morrissey, from Maladjusted

    A song about child murderers scavenging suburban neighborhoods for potential victims, probably inspired by the Moors murders.
    LycanthropicLionon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHm. Let's try sharing that link again... It should be: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    LycanthropicLionon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI fail. Oh, well.
    LycanthropicLionon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLycanthropicLion: Remember Wikipedia is not gospel - interesting as it may be, that's just one person's interpretation they've posted.

    Great song, anyway; I always assumed it was about the public being afraid of gay chaps, treating them like murderers.
    JumpHaroundon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is another in the form of "the kind of person that..." you know
    upper middle class homophobic,xenophobic,racist, suburban paranoia. but i don't think the other discussed meanings are excluded

    thanks
    mozaleumon July 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is about immigrants who tend to commit a disproportionate number of crimes and constantly complain about their living conditions when they have more children than they can feed and raise.
    ejownz6on March 13, 2012   Link

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