"Timothy" as written by and Christopher Cester....
Timothy, I took your place
Timothy, 'cause it's such a waste
Timothy, we found your spaceship
Timothy, it's the farthest you've ever flown

Never used your head
To find out what this whole thing meant

It's not what it seems
But it is
Timothy where have you been?
Timothy where have you been?

Timothy, where did you go?
Timothy, the boy can throw
Timothy, we found your spaceship
Timothy, did it hurt when you hit the ground

Never used your legs
To walk â??round in this whole big mess

It's not what it seems
But it is
Timothy where have you been?
She cried in the kitchen
To let you go
Timothy where have you been?

Missed your photo
Missed your birthday too
Missed your photo

It's not what is seems
But it is
Timothy where have you been?
She cried in the kitchen
To let you go
Timothy where have you been?

Missed your photo
Missed your birthday too
Missed your photo
Missed your birthday too.


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"Timothy" as written by Christopher Cester

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    General Commenti didn't sleep for four hours last night listening to this song... i also thought about drugs... but then i thought that it could be a baby dying, because it says missed your photo/missed your birthday too, and it also says never used your legs
    i'm thinking he died before many pics were taken of him, and he never learned to walk, and he hadn't had a birthday either. Its my fav song on the album.the one line that I don't get is the boy can throw, help me!
    skittlesAARon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat the hell is this song about?
    Stoneyon April 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea. Spaceship what?
    JoeNesson May 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a suicide, most likely drug OD. When you're high on drugs you feel like you're flying, hence the spaceship, but wot goes up must come down, and after the high there is a low, in Timothy's case, he hit rock bottom.
    The person crying in the kitchen could be his mum, and asking 'where have you been?' may be the imaginary place your mind is when you're high, and 'where did you go?' could be where his soul lies now.

    Unless someone asks the boys from Jet, i guess we'll never be sure...?
    original_supastaron May 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI reckon that "original supastar" is pretty much on the right track. Definately something to do with drugs. I like your idea wuth the space ship and flying. Nice work.
    MusikLuVRon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think I read somewhere that Timothy is dedicated to Cameron Muncey's brother, who died when he was a baby. I'm not sure where I read that, but looking at the lyrics, it looks pretty probable to me. ("Timothy, I took your place." "Never used your head/To find out what this whole thing meant." "Timothy where have you been?" "Never used your legs/To walk around in this whole big mess." "She cried in the kitchen/To let you go.") Could be wrong, though!
    aluminumbananaon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentaluminumbanana is right. It's about his brother who died before Cameron was born so that's why he feels like he took his place.
    reubenatoron October 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthi people ... i live in australia so i read lots of stuff about jet, i'm a big fan and yes the song is about cam's brother, he died of cott death, i think the song is sung by the drummer . ..
    the lead singer NICK, and the drummerCHRIS, are brothers and they have been friend with cam for along time so it means alot to them too.
    G.E.R.M.Son December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlol no idea what this song means but there's this rele wierd kid in my class who is called Tim and we always sing it 2 him! I thought it was about a kid who was taken by aliens...but its meaning is obviously less blatent than that lol
    princesskateon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOk I read this in my friend's copy of Guitar World (woot go Claire! lol)... Timothy was written by Chris (the drummer) and it's about Cam's older brother who died when he(Timothy) was 3 and Cam was just a baby. That line where it says 'The boy can throw' is because Timothy wasn't even old enough to throw a ball which (in Cam's words) is 'f-ing depressing'...
    Anyways hope I've cleared that up.... wrok on \m/
    jet_rockon January 28, 2005   Link

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