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The Undertones – Jimmy, Jimmy lyrics

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    I think this song is about child abuse. The references to him "doing what he was told" and being awake at night suggest he was scared. No-one listening to a word he said and his being a "silly boy" sounds to me like the boy in this song tried to ask for help and wasn't taken seriously.
    Even as a youngster, I found the final verse really chilling; obviously something very sinister happened to Jimmy and was hushed up. I think Jimmy died at the hands of his carers and the matter was swept under the carpet.
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