"The Boy Racer" as written by and Steven Patrick/whyte Morrissey....
He's just too good-natured and
He's got too much money and
He's got too many girlfriends
I'm jealous, that's all

Have you seen him go, though, oh?
Have you seen him go, though, oh?
Boy racer
Boy racer, oh
We're gonna kill this pretty thing
Boy racer
Boy racer, oh
We're gonna kill this pretty thing

He's got too many girlfriends
He thinks he owns this city
He overspeeds and he never gets pulled over

Have you seen him go, though, oh?
Have you seen him go, though, oh?
Boy racer
Boy racer, oh
We're gonna kill this pretty thing
Boy racer
Boy racer, oh
We're gonna kill this pretty thing

He thinks he got the whole world in his hands
Stood at the urinal
He thinks he got the whole world in his hands
And I'm gonna ... kill him !
Oh, no!
Oh, no!
Oh, no!
Oh, no!
Oh, no!
Oh, no!
Oh, no!
Oh, no!
Oh, no!
Oh...

Boy racer
Boy racer, oh
We're gonna kill this pretty thing
Boy racer
Boy racer, oh
We're gonna kill this pretty thing
Boy racer
Boy racer, oh
We're gonna kill this pretty thing

He's just too good-looking
He's just too good-looking
He's just too good-looking, and
And, and ...
Boy racer
Boy racer, oh
We're gonna kill this pretty thing
Boy racer
Boy racer, oh
We're gonna kill this pretty thing


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  • +2
    General CommentThe guitar solo in this song is amazing! =D
    allactionandyon January 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about james dean.
    mwalkeron April 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about superficiality and jealousy. societal rejection caused by others who are better looking and more talented, so to say.
    Contristoon July 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh.....and the Jools Holland performance of this track was amazing!!!
    djneeon March 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Link(s)A continuation of sorts from The Smiths track Sweet and Tender Hooligan. The same theme of jealously and disdain directed at some rotten shit who gets to do what he wants.
    ignatiusreillyon June 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI used to skip right over this bit of fluff, but it's really grown on me.
    anthony110on April 04, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt reminds me of the flash kids you knew at school who were only interested in their cars and girlfriends.

    I can imagine Morrissey hating them and being jealous of them at the same time because he was too poor and shy to be like them and he thought they were beneath him because they were unintelligent.
    Aurora2on October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought this was about James Dean?
    MozManon June 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJealousy gets you everywhere then doesn't it? I remember a interviewer asking Moz if he thought 'he'd got the whole world in his hands, stood at the urinal'... Think it was met by a one word reply - no...
    LadyStardust74on July 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"He thinks he got the whole world in his hands
    Stood at the urinal"

    That is brilliant! I love this song. Always makes me sing along loudly.
    singmylifeon August 03, 2006   Link

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