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Pulp: The Night That Minnie Timperley Died (song)

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"There's a light that shines on everything and 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 DJing 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?
Oh, football scarves
the girls drink halves
and her brother's crying
'cos 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
'cos you looked like one of his kids
But Minnie
Minnie if I could I would give you the rest of my life

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

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

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

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

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Jarvis' 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..."

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