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The song "Timothy" talks about three miners being trapped in a mine following a cave in. They're hungry, and when they are rescued, only two of them are brought out. The third (Timothy) is "missing" at that time, and the suggestion is that he was eaten by the other two. (They were hungry earlier in the song, and were full when rescued.)

Looking through the lyrics, there's an eerie-to-gruesome overtone in the song. Though the tune got little to no promotion, it got enough airplay to make it available to younger listeners. These kids quickly figured out what was being suggested, and in fact, some radio stations were so concerned about the lyrics that they banned the song, which only added to its mystique.

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