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Jack The Ripper song meanings

This was origionaly sung by Morrissey.

True background story to the song-Jack the Ripper was a man in the 20th century who went round murdering prostitutes. No body know the real reason why but many theories have been thrown around.

Oh, you look so tired
Mouth slack and wide
Ill-housed and ill-advised
Your face is as mean
As your life has been

- describing the prostitute and her hard life, whatever it was it's driven her to prositution.

Crash into my arms
You don't agree -
But you don't refuse
I know you

- she doesn't agree or refuse, she doesn't really wanna but she has to. The "I want you" part is possibly more sinister than it seems. I don't know about "I know you". Maybe he thinks he's inside their heads.

And I know a place
Where no one is likely to pass
Oh, you don't care if it's late
And you don't care if you're lost
And oh, you look so tired

- gonna fuck her. He's telling her he knows a place they can go (duh) "You look so tired" - he's sympathising with her, making her think he's not out to get her.

(But tonight you presume too much)
Too much, too much
And if it's the last
Thing I ever do

- he's gonna kill her and she doesn't know it. He is determinded.

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