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speedfreaks ball

psychobilly member
whats the true meaning behind this song and its lyrics? surely it cant be as simple as a song about an over enthusiastic window cleaner or can it?
 

CrystalGeezer

My secret's my enzyme.
the ladder's a planet
Roy is a star, and
I am a satellite
(but that's alright)

:love:
 
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Skylarker

Guest
whats the true meaning behind this song and its lyrics? surely it cant be as simple as a song about an over enthusiastic window cleaner or can it?

It can. Remember that one of Morrissey's all-time favorite musical idols, George Formby, played songs like this all the time...well, translated into World War 2-era Lancastrian dialect.

I mean on the one hand yes, there's certainly some kind of double entendre going on. One can interpret exactly how much and what about as they see fit.

I always loved this song, and Morrissey obviously did too as he released it as a single and played it several times on TV, and included it on his tour for that record..and yet barely over a decade later, he deleted it from the track line-up on the re-issue. Weird.

Great song.
 

babypietattoo

New Member
It's supposed to be a pun involving the former Manchester United captain Roy Keane. When playing it live, he would occasionally swap out "window cleaner" for "midfielder" (Keane's position) and for the 99 tour in Ireland, he would change into their football jersey. Aside from that, I agree; it's just a simple song about a window cleaner.

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mozmal

Beastly Little Parasite
"Back up the ladder, into each corner." Me doesn't think it's got anything to do with window cleaning, but what do I know?
 

Bluebirds

Well-Known Member
Roy Keane is well hard
 

Bluebirds

Well-Known Member
You also need to know about the "Confessions" series of (awful) British films: Confessions of a Window Cleaner/ Pop Performer/ Driving Instructor/ from a Holiday Camp. etc. Not a patch on Carry On films, but you get the drift.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessions_of_a_Window_Cleaner

See also: http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~moz/lyrics/maladjus/royskeen.htm

Robin Askwith is one of the Greatest Living Englishmen in my humblw opinion and should be knighted. Nowadays they just make hardcore porn with Ben Dover.

Oh for such innocent times.... no wonder the country has gone to the dogs.

Just read his bio on wikipedia and he lives in Gozo. Which is a brilliant place
 
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Orson Swells

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"Back up the ladder, into each corner." Me doesn't think it's got anything to do with window cleaning, but what do I know?

"Even when it's under your nose, you just can't see it, can you?"

I'm not sure these are even double entendres, but as already pointed out the lyric is certainly slyly suggestive.
 
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