HANG THE DJ

web rumour claims lyrics to the Smiths ‘Panic’ refer to Jimmy Savile

The net is full of madness and bug eyed speculation  at the moment but then nothing can get as mad as reality and with the Jimmy Savile case threatening the very core of the establishment all manner of rumours are sweeping around.
On David Icke’s site we found this interesting comment about the lyrics of the Smith’s great ‘Panic’ single being about Jimmy Savile, with the writer saying that the song is maybe making a veiled expose of the very establishment that Morrissey hated.
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Of course this could all be a load of rubbish and the single is about bland pop music making no connection with people’s lives as Morrissey himself has explained when asked about it but when you read through the lyrics they do seem to make some sort of commentary on this Savile madness from the vantage point of years ago, especially the line with ‘jog’ in it…
Spooky or a load of rubbish- what do you think?

Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again ?
The Leeds side-streets that you slip down
I wonder to myself
Hopes may rise on the Grasmere
But Honey Pie, you’re not safe here
So you run down
To the safety of the town
But there’s Panic on the streets of Carlisle
Dublin, Dundee, Humberside
I wonder to myself
Burn down the disco
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music that they constantly play
IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music they constantly playOn the Leeds side-streets that you slip down
Provincial towns you jog ’round
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ

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