The #1 Strangest Song is about… cannibalism!

minersAnd the #1 Strange Song according to me, is Timothy by The Buoys!

It’s about cannibalism. Dinner anyone?

Makes me want to break out into song:

People! People who eat people! Are the luckiest people…

Oh, wrong song. Sorry.

Timothy, words and music by Rupert Holmes

Sing along on YouTube

Trapped in a mine what had caved in
And everyone knows the only ones left
Were Joe and me and Tim
When they broke through to pull us free
The only ones left to tell the tale
Was Joe and me

Timothy, Timothy
Where on earth did you go
Timothy, Timothy
God, why don’t I know

Hungry as hell, no food to eat
And Joe said that he would sell his soul
For just a piece of meat
Water enough to drink for two
And Joe said to me, I’ll take a swig
And then there’s some for you

Timothy, Timothy
Joe was looking at you
Timothy, Timothy
God, what did we do

I must’ve blacked out just ’bout then
‘Cause the very next thing that I could see
Was the light of the day again
My stomach was full as it could be
And nobody ever got around
To finding Timothy

Timothy, Timothy
Where on earth did you go
Timothy, Timothy
God, why don’t I know?

For those just tuning in, each Monday morning, I’ve been posting my top 10 list of THE STRANGEST SONGS EVER.

DISCLAIMER: Don’t get me wrong, some of these are songs I adore. They’re just either about strange things people don’t usually sing about, or they just don’t make any sense.

The complete list:

#10 was Elton John’s Madman Across the Water, because it makes no sense.

#9 George Harrison’s, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, because it’s about housework.

#8, today’s Strangest song is… Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves by Cher. Yes, let’s all sell our women-folk into prostitution.

#7, the awesome dance tune, proving ultimately parody-able, PSY’s Gangnam Style.

# 6 is one of my fave tunes of all times. It’s Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, on the list because we all wore those “Frankie says relax” T-shirts despite it being highly suggestive.

#5 is the Five Man Electrical Band’s Werewolf because instead of getting our son help, whether from a shrink or Dean Winchester, they chose to kill him instead!

#4 is Helen Reddy’s Angie Baby. It’s about a “special” gal who uses top 40 hits to seduce her would-be rapist.

#3 is The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia. It’s about burying a body in the swamp. For a friend. C’mon. We’ve all done it. Oh, just me and Vicki Lawrence then. Okay.

#2… is Band of Gold by Freda Payne. What a great name for a woman who sings an ode to… impotence! Everyone’s fave! It’s not me, baby, it’s you.

#1… Timothy, because you can’t argue with cannibalism.

And that’s a wrap. Next week… inspiring billboards.


About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit or to find out more.

Posted on February 18, 2013, in LoL!, Music, Opinion, Reviews, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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