Spring-Heeled Jim

From Morrissey-solo Wiki
Cover art
Name Spring-Heeled Jim
Album/single Vauxhall And I
Length 3:47
Writer/composer Morrissey / Boz Boorer
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Release March 1994
Recorded Summer 1993


Excerpt from the Wikipedia entry:

The song features several samples from We Are the Lambeth Boys, a 1959 British documentary by Karel Reisz about the daily activities of members of the Alford House Youth Club, Kennington in late 1950s London. The dialogue excerpted is from two conversations, one about a fight between two groups of young men and another about the abolition of the death penalty.


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"

Spring-heeled Jim lives to love
Now kissing with his mouth full
And his eyes on some other fool
Ao many women his head should be spinning

Ah, but no!
Ah, but no!
Ah, no!
Ah, no!

Spring-heeled Jim slurs the words:
 "There's no need to be so knowing
  Take life at five times your 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

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 68

Morrissey live history:

... further results

Appears On

Related Forum Threads