Best Answer

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.

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What was Rupert Holmes' song Timothy about?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Why is the Pina Colada Song called Escape?

The song was written and performed (originally) by Rupert Holmes.

Who sang the pina colada song orignally?

Rupert Holmes

Who wrote and performed the song Timothy?

The 1971 song "Timothy" was performed by the Bouys, and was written by Rupert Holmes. (Holmes played piano on the recording.) It was Rupert Holmes who also wrote and performed "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" from 1979, and you might recall that number.It has been suggested this tune "slipped under the radar" and made it into circulation and onto the charts before anyone in the record industry's upper management actually found out that the song suggested cannibalism. A link can be found below for more information. If you're curious, why not dig into things by reading through the lyrics and deciding for yourself what they say?

Who sings The Piña Colada Song?

The name of the song is Escape and was sung by Rupert Holmes

What year did Barry Manilow reord the pina colada song?

This tune appeared on Holmes' album Partners In Crime, which was released in September of 1979. The song "Escape," it's real name, or "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)," was probably written earlier in 1979.

What song finishes with the line '.that was my mother's name'?

Our National Pastime - Rupert Holmes.

Who sings the song if you like Pina coladas?

"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" was performed by Rupert Holmes.

What is the name of the song with the lyrics if you're not into yoga if you have half a brain?

escape (the pina colada song) its by Rupert Holmes

What is Rupert Holmes's birthday?

Rupert Holmes was born on February 24, 1947.

When was Rupert Holmes born?

Rupert Holmes was born on February 24, 1947.

What is the birth name of Rupert Holmes?

Rupert Everett's birth name is Rupert James Hector Everett.

How old is Rupert Holmes?

Rupert Holmes is 70 years old (birthdate: February 24, 1947).