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Little mummy's boy
He wasn't very old
Though he was very small
He did what he was told

Jimmy Jimmy
Jimmy Jimmy - Oooh
Jimmy Jimmy
Poor little Jimmy wouldn't let go

He'd stay awake at night
Lying in his bed
No one ever listened
To a single word he said

Jimmy Jimmy...

Silly boy
Silly boy
Silly boy
Such a silly boy

Jimmy Jimmy...

Now little Jimmy's gone
He disappeared one day
But no one saw the ambulance
That took little Jim away

Jimmy Jimmy



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    UnregisteredAug 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    I'm with sugardoll - jimmy 'wasn't very old' leads me to think he had not yet reached his teens.
    The only alteration i would make would be in relation to 'silly boy'. This may have been an excuse used by his abusers, to beat him, for some imagined mis-deed.
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    UnregisteredMay 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    Very interesting, sugardoll. My analogy was to put the lyrics in perspective with the undertones' staple of teen angst songs. I always found the song to about said teen angst - every teenager thinks no one understands or listens or 'gets it'. Nothing's changed - look at today's emos. The final verse to me was about a self-inflicted injury to jimmy - presumably fatal.
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    sugardollJan 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    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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