"The Night That Minnie Timperley Died" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle and Mark Andrew Webber....
"There's a light that shines on everything & everyone.
And it shines so bright - brighter even than the sun".
That's what Minnie thinks as she walks to meet her brother,
Who is nearly two years older, on a Saturday night.
He's DJ-ing at some do on the edge of town on the night
That Minnie Timperley died.

It's such a beautiful world, you're such a beautiful girl.
So much that you want to try, the world wants to sleep with you tonight.
But Minnie, Minnie if I could I would give you the rest of my life.

How can a girl have sex with these pathetic teenage wrecks?
Football scarves, the girls drink halves & her brother's crying 'cause he has lost his decks.
Outside the air was cool, an older guy sitting in his car asked if Minnie needed a ride.
He thought he was still dangerous - paunchy, but dangerous -
On the night that Minnie Timperley died.

It's such a beautiful world, you're such a beautiful girl.
And he only did what he did 'cause you looked like one of his kids.
But Minnie, Minnie if I could I would give you the rest of my life.

Minnie. Oh, Minnie I can feel the pain. Oh yeah


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"The Night That Minnie Timperley Died" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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    General CommentJarvis' comments:
    Yeah, this song Minnie Timperley is about a murder, but having said that all my songs are autobiographical! I have never committed a murder - honest, guv. That song came from a dream that I had about me and Steve going to DJ at a Scottish rave, and we had all our equipment stolen. And then there was this sixteen year old girl walking around, thinking how stupid all these people were who were off their heads, and she got bored, and accepted a lift from a bloke in the car park and then he kills her. God knows why I dreamt that - it's not very pleasant - but it really stuck in my mind. It was one of those very vivid dreams, and so of course I thought: "That's a brilliant subject matter for a song, isn't it? Nice, cheery, feel good material..."
    thateuandgelookon October 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song. I'm surprised no one has commented. Uber sure it's about a girl whogoes to a rave and is murdered by a creepy middle aged guy in a car.
    teapoton May 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"It's such a beautiful world, and you're such a beautiful girl. And he only did what he did 'cos you looked like one of his kids."

    How dark is that??
    ShineYouDiamondon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere that this was about a real murder. I like how he sort of blames the feebleness of males her own age for driving her to something worse ("patethetic teenage wrecks").
    caitsith01on September 02, 2009   Link

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