Jack The Ripper (4:09)

Cover of My Early Burglary Years

From My Early Burglary Years and 15 other releases

Written by Morrissey & Boz Boorer
Produced by Mick Ronson

Recorded 1992
Released December 1992 as a B-side on the Certain People I Know single.

Personnel Morrissey (voice), Alain Whyte & Boz Boorer (guitars), Gary Day (bass) & Spencer Cobrin (drums)


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

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  • TheSuperCrasher

    The guitar sounds like a chainsaw on the Beethoven Was Deaf version. Chills.

    9 Apr 9:42pm Reply
  • KillUncle94


    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • emomonsterrocks

    The Best! only THE BEST!!!!

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ucantswim

    "Oh, you don't care if it's late And you don't care if you're lost"

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • cohrie

    You don't agree But you dont refuse, I know you. I LOVE IT

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Angelight2012

    One of the most underrated songs all time, this is seriously good, better than the others Morrissey & Smiths songs, why this is isn't most popular? I discovered this because of My Chemical Romance cover, this need more appreciation

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ChoedanKal

    God, this song's intro on the "Who put the 'M' in Manchester?"-Live-DVD is absolutely mindblowing...

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MrsMichaelis

    This is my favourite song EVER. And it always will be <3

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • nahuel_ch

    es un tema simplemente perfecto por donde lo escuches, sin fallas

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Metal_Ganon

    Say what you will, but I'm greatly thankful to AFI for introducing me to this wonderful song. They captured the spirit of the song well, even though the overall effect is not half as disturbing.

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Our_Lunacy

    so good, moves between menacing and romantic, and menacingly romantic

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Loaded-Gun

    Your face is as mean as your life has been

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • lauren12_JBS

    <3 Introducing Morrissey version..

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ge_mig_arsenik

    and i know a place where no one is likely to pass...

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Callergrim

    So I want to be your husband.

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • yeoldebard

    Unusually I prefer the studio version to the live. Why has he never sung "And noone knows a thing about my life, I can come and go as I please... Nobody knows me, nobody knows me, nobody knows me..." in concert? Truly one of his most haunting songs.

    23 May 2010 Reply
  • null7elf

    probably my favourite.

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • JustIronic

    Oh lovely.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Etedesco


    11 Jan 2010 Reply
  • beesknees75

    If could triple love this, I would. Easily one of my favorite Moz songs, live version or the original.

    25 Dec 2009 Reply
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