History Music / TimMinchin

13th Feb '18 12:29:13 PM number9robotic
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** In the second verse of ''Rock and Roll nerd'', he mentions guitar kids learning Stairway To Heaven. The outro quotes the song.
** In ''Three Minute Song'': "Yeah, I got people. And a phone. And a sense of the passage of time." The whole joke of of the song is being performed on talk shows and lasting for three minutes, because if he goes over people watching the talk show will get bored.

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** In the second verse of ''Rock and "Rock 'n' Roll nerd'', Nerd", he mentions guitar kids learning Stairway To Heaven. The outro quotes the song.
** In ''Three "Three Minute Song'': Song": "Yeah, I got people. And a phone. And a sense of the passage of time." The whole joke of of the song is being performed on talk shows and lasting for three minutes, because if he goes over people watching the talk show will get bored.



* ShoutOutMusic:

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* ShoutOutMusic:ShoutOut:



** The orchestral performances of "Rock & Roll Nerd" end with an over-the-top playing of the end riff from "Stairway To Heaven", which he references earlier in the song.

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** The orchestral performances of "Rock & Roll Nerd" end with an over-the-top playing of the end riff from "Stairway "[[Music/LedZeppelin Stairway To Heaven", Heaven]]", which he references earlier in the song. song in an extensive band list:
--->He's never really been part of the scene\\
Give him Music/GunsNRoses, he'll take Music/{{Queen}}\\
He's more into [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] than [[Music/TheRollingStones The Stones]]\\
He's more Music/StevieWonder than [[Music/TheRamones Ramones]]\\
And he's never owned a panel van\\
He's never shot a Music/{{Pantera}} fan\\
He doesn't know the difference between [[HeavyMetal metal]] and [[ThrashMetal thrash]]\\
He couldn't tell you nothing about [[Music/GunsNRoses Axel and Slash]]\\
He likes Music/BenFolds and the [[Music/TheJacksonFive Jackson Five]]\\
He knows all the words to "[[Music/TheBeeGees Stayin' Alive]]"



* TruckDriversGearChange: There's one in ''Three Minute Song", because otherwise Tim would get bored.

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* TragicDream: Slightly PlayedForLaughs in "Rock and Roll Nerd", in that the narrator ([[ThirdPersonPerson really]] [[SelfDeprecation Tim himself]]) aspired to be a [[TheRockStar rock star]]. The caveat? His life is too [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy normal.]]
-->But you see the problem is, there's not much depth in what he's singing\\
He's a victim of his upper middle class upbringing\\
So he can't write about the hood, or bling bling\\
So he sits [[CrossesTheLineTwice and imagines his girlfriend is dead]]\\
To try and invoke some angst in his middle class head\\
[[TrueLoveIsBoring But the bitch is always fine at half past nine when they go to bed]]\\
And he's not spent a single night in prison, he has no issues with nutrition\\
He has no drinking problem, and no drug addiction\\
Unless you count the drugs they put in chicken\\
And marijuana always tends to make him cough, he doesn't look good with his t-shirt off\\
And when he tries to act tough, you can tell he's tricking
* TruckDriversGearChange: There's one in ''Three "Three Minute Song", because otherwise Tim would get bored.
19th Jan '18 5:43:00 PM civetcatcoffee
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* CountryMatters: The bridge of "Three Minute Song" is: "For China is a country that can bring me to my knees!" sung on a loop until the words sound like something else entirely.
29th Dec '17 7:32:58 PM DisillusionedJoey
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** "Storm" a 9 minute rant about how ignorant a newager is also qualifies.
29th Dec '17 7:20:23 PM DisillusionedJoey
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Come Home (Cardinal Pell)" is a rant against said Cardinal for refusing to return to Australia to testify about sex abuse. He calls him "a coward" twice, says God has a spot in hell for him as well as asking if he actively tried to "keep it buried".
23rd Dec '17 2:48:25 AM Jaffacakelover
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** Interestingly, he'd later lament using the joke because, even with the obvious HypocriticalHumor strategem, the power of the slur is such that [[NWordPrivileges he still shouldn't have used it.]]

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** Interestingly, he'd later lament using the joke because, even with the obvious HypocriticalHumor strategem, the power of the slur is such that [[NWordPrivileges he still shouldn't have used it.]]]] In subsequent performances it's changed to "bling and R&B".
20th Aug '17 7:38:14 PM PaulA
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--- "Storm"

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--- ->-- "Storm"
20th Aug '17 7:38:05 PM PaulA
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->''"And fine, if you wish to glorify Krishna and Vishnu in a post-colonial, condescending bottled-up and labeled kind of way... then whatever, thatís okay, but! Hereís what gives me a hard-on: I am a tiny, insignificant, ignorant lump of carbon. I have one life, and it is short, and unimportant...but thanks to recent scientific advances, I get to live ''twice as long'' as my great-great-great-great uncleses and auntses!"''\\
--"Storm"

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->''"And fine, if you wish to glorify Krishna and Vishnu in a post-colonial, condescending bottled-up and labeled kind of way... then whatever, thatís okay, but! Hereís what gives me a hard-on: I am a tiny, insignificant, ignorant lump of carbon. I have one life, and it is short, and unimportant...but thanks to recent scientific advances, I get to live ''twice as long'' as my great-great-great-great uncleses and auntses!"''\\
--"Storm"
auntses!"''
--- "Storm"



He hosted one episode of ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' and has now won an Olivier Award for writing the score to the hit musical ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Matilda Matilda.]]'' He has also been nominated for Tony Awards for his work on ''Matilda'' and ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/GroundhogDay Groundhog Day.]]''

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He hosted one episode of ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' ''Series/NeverMindTheBuzzcocks'' and has now won an Olivier Award for writing the score to the hit musical ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Matilda Matilda.]]'' ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}''. He has also been nominated for Tony Awards for his work on ''Matilda'' and ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/GroundhogDay Groundhog Day.]]''
''Theatre/GroundhogDay''.



* AntiLoveSong: Several.

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* AntiLoveSong: Several.AntiLoveSong:



--->And all those angry letter writers,
--->Like Disgusted from the Isle of Wight, and
--->Mad from Hull, and Outraged from Leeds,
--->And Slightly Annoyed from Berwick-on-Tweed...
* AssociationFallacy: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SFdUJLebzU WoodyAllenJesus]] is built on this trope. PlayedForLaughs, naturally.

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--->And all those angry letter writers,
--->Like
writers,\\
Like
Disgusted from the Isle of Wight, and
--->Mad
and\\
Mad
from Hull, and Outraged from Leeds,
--->And
Leeds,\\
And
Slightly Annoyed from Berwick-on-Tweed...
* AssociationFallacy: AssociationFallacy:
**
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SFdUJLebzU WoodyAllenJesus]] is built on this trope. PlayedForLaughs, naturally.



* AudienceParticipationSong: lampshaded and subverted in both ''Hello'' and ''I Love Jesus'', played straight in ''Canvas Bags'' and ''Peace Anthem For Palestine''. Although in ''Peace Anthem'' he has a habit of setting up obvious jumping in points for the audience before cutting them off with more piano solo.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: lampshaded and subverted in both ''Hello'' and ''I Love Jesus'', played straight in AudienceParticipationSong:
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''Canvas Bags'' and ''Peace Anthem For Palestine''. Although in ''Peace Anthem'' he has a habit of setting up obvious jumping in points for the audience before cutting them off with more piano solo.solo.
** Lampshaded and subverted in both ''Hello'' and ''I Love Jesus''.



* BrickJoke: In the second verse of ''Rock and Roll nerd'', he mentions guitar kids learning Stairway To Heaven. The outro quotes the song.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
**
In the second verse of ''Rock and Roll nerd'', he mentions guitar kids learning Stairway To Heaven. The outro quotes the song.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint:
** "Happy Little Africuns":
--->Millions of kids in starving nations
--->Living their life with no Playstations
--->AIDS and war, no vaccinations
--->Living their life with no Playstations

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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ComicallyMissingThePoint: "Happy Little Africuns":
--->Millions -->Millions of kids in starving nations
--->Living
nations\\
Living
their life with no Playstations
--->AIDS
Playstations\\
AIDS
and war, no vaccinations
--->Living
vaccinations\\
Living
their life with no Playstations



-->This is a song about prejudice, and the language of prejudice, and the power of the language of prejudice. It's called... ''Prejudice''.
-->This is a poem about anger. It's called ''Angry'' (or, in brackets, ''Feet'').

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-->This **
--->This
is a song about prejudice, and the language of prejudice, and the power of the language of prejudice. It's called... ''Prejudice''.
-->This **
--->This
is a poem about anger. It's called ''Angry'' (or, in brackets, ''Feet'').



* {{DragQueen}}: Wears heavy eye makeup and fancy, frilly clothes as part of his stage persona. Minchin has even said it's not as an act of [[{{Transvestite}} transvestism]], but simply because it helps him [[ChewingTheScenery exaggerate his expressions and movements]] (which is otherwise difficult when your hands and feet are occupied the playing piano).

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* {{DragQueen}}: DragQueen: Wears heavy eye makeup and fancy, frilly clothes as part of his stage persona. Minchin has even said it's not as an act of [[{{Transvestite}} transvestism]], but simply because it helps him [[ChewingTheScenery exaggerate his expressions and movements]] (which is otherwise difficult when your hands and feet are occupied the playing piano).



--> ''I don't know what else I can do to try to hush you''
--> ''My heart says "I love you", but my brain's thinking "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]"''
--> ''And hoping a child trafficker will abduct you''
--> ''At least then I'll get a few hours in bed''

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--> ''I don't know what else I can do to try to hush you''
-->
you''\\
''My heart says "I love you", but my brain's thinking "[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]"''
-->
you]]"''\\
''And hoping a child trafficker will abduct you''
-->
you''\\
''At least then I'll get a few hours in bed''



* HoYay: "Adam Hillsong," made especially hilarious by the fact that you can see the exact moment when the subject (victim?) of the song realizes what the "apple" euphemism is. [[invoked]]

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* HoYay: [[invoked]]
**
"Adam Hillsong," made especially hilarious by the fact that you can see the exact moment when the subject (victim?) of the song realizes what the "apple" euphemism is. [[invoked]]is.



* HypocriticalHumor: Referred to in ''Website/YouTube Lament''; the best example is probably in ''If You Really Loved Me'':
-->We go together
-->Like a cracker and Brie
-->Like racism and ignorance
-->Like niggers and R&B

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
**
Referred to in ''Website/YouTube Lament''; the best example is probably in Lament''.
** In
''If You Really Loved Me'':
-->We --->We go together
-->Like
together\\
Like
a cracker and Brie
-->Like
Brie\\
Like
racism and ignorance
-->Like
ignorance\\
Like
niggers and R&B



* ImpracticalMusicalInstrumentSkills: Tim has demonstrated on more than one occasion the ability to play certain notes with his feet while he is in the middle of playing. Often the alternative would be stretching across the piano uncomfortably, or stop playing altogether to reach the note. Impressively he's not only capable of timing the foot note, but also play it in correct key as well. Musically inclined toes!
** If you listen to "Ready For This", the ENTIRE song is pretty much performed by him creating different effects with his MOUTH and then adding SFX to them (ie giving the "guitar" some distortion or rounding out the "kick drum" a bit so it sounds like a kick drum)

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* ImpracticalMusicalInstrumentSkills: ImpracticalMusicalInstrumentSkills:
**
Tim has demonstrated on more than one occasion the ability to play certain notes with his feet while he is in the middle of playing. Often the alternative would be stretching across the piano uncomfortably, or stop playing altogether to reach the note. Impressively he's not only capable of timing the foot note, but also play it in correct key as well. Musically inclined toes!
** If you listen to "Ready For This", the ENTIRE song is pretty much performed by him creating different effects with his MOUTH and then adding SFX to them (ie giving the "guitar" some distortion or rounding out the "kick drum" a bit so it sounds like a kick drum)drum).



* ListSong: ''The Fence'', a song on how the world [[BlueAndOrangeMorality isn't always black and white]], briefly plays this trope for one of the choruses:
-->We divide the world\\

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* ListSong: ListSong:
**
''The Fence'', a song on how the world [[BlueAndOrangeMorality isn't always black and white]], briefly plays this trope for one of the choruses:
-->We --->We divide the world\\



--> If anyone can show me in the history of the world / Of a single person who's been able to prove either empirically or logically the existence of a higher power with any consciousness or interest in the human race *breath* with the ability to punish or reward people for their moral choices or that there is any reason other than fear to believe in any version of an af-ter-life... (plays the same few notes he's played at the end of all the shorter lines.)
* LyricalDissonance: Quite a lot, given that he's a decent pianist with a dark sense of humour. "You Grew On Me" is something of a DoubleSubversion, since the gorgeous music suits the underlying sentiment perfectly well, it's just the [[DiggingYourselfDeeper comparison of love to terminal illnesses]] that breaks the spell a little.
** Unless, of course, one is familiar with the Australian slang term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moll_%28slang%29 moll]].

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--> ---> If anyone can show me in the history of the world / Of a single person who's been able to prove either empirically or logically the existence of a higher power with any consciousness or interest in the human race *breath* ''[breath]'' with the ability to punish or reward people for their moral choices or that there is any reason other than fear to believe in any version of an af-ter-life... (plays ''[plays the same few notes he's played at the end of all the shorter lines.)
]''
* LyricalDissonance: Quite a lot, given that he's a decent pianist with a dark sense of humour. "You Grew On Me" is something of a DoubleSubversion, since the gorgeous music suits the underlying sentiment perfectly well, it's just the [[DiggingYourselfDeeper comparison of love to terminal illnesses]] that breaks the spell a little.
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little. Unless, of course, one is familiar with the Australian slang term [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moll_%28slang%29 moll]].



--> Praise be to magic WoodyAllen zombie Superman komodo-dragon telepathic vampire quantum hovercraft - ''me'' - Jesus!

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--> Praise be to magic WoodyAllen Woody Allen zombie Superman komodo-dragon telepathic vampire quantum hovercraft - ''me'' - Jesus!



--> Thank you, Sam, for showing how my point of view has been so flawed
--> I assumed there was no God at all but now I see that's cynical
--> It's simply that his interests aren't particularly broad
--> He's largely undiverted by the starving masses,
--> Or the inequality between the various classes
--> He gives out strictly limited passes,
--> Redeemable for surgery or two-for-one glasses

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--> Thank you, Sam, for showing how my point of view has been so flawed
-->
flawed\\
I assumed there was no God at all but now I see that's cynical
-->
cynical\\
It's simply that his interests aren't particularly broad
-->
broad\\
He's largely undiverted by the starving masses,
-->
masses, \\
Or the inequality between the various classes
-->
classes\\
He gives out strictly limited passes,
-->
passes, \\
Redeemable for surgery or two-for-one glasses



--> I just want to say, Phil Daoust,
--> I know it must be really hard to be a 'journaloust'
--> What with deadlines always looming
--> And the pressure to be entertaining,
--> So maybe you should quit and get a job that you'd be better at,
--> Like ''killing yourself, you fucking cunt.''
** Also an epic one (even for Tim) in 'Thank You God'
--> So in a bit of a change of his usual stunt,
--> Of being a sexist, racist, murderous cunt...

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--> ---> I just want to say, Phil Daoust,
-->
Daoust,\\
I know it must be really hard to be a 'journaloust'
-->
'journaloust'\\
What with deadlines always looming
-->
looming\\
And the pressure to be entertaining,
-->
entertaining,\\
So maybe you should quit and get a job that you'd be better at,
-->
at,\\
Like ''killing yourself, you fucking cunt.''
** Also an An epic one (even for Tim) in 'Thank You God'
--> ---> So in a bit of a change of his usual stunt,
-->
stunt,\\
Of being a sexist, racist, murderous cunt...



* SelfDeprecation: ''Rock And Roll Nerd''.
** Also ''The Song For Phil Daoust'', which is as much about Tim's childish inability to get over Daoust's review as it is Daoust himself.

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* SelfDeprecation: SelfDeprecation:
**
''Rock And Roll Nerd''.
** Also ''The Song For Phil Daoust'', which is as much about Tim's childish inability to get over Daoust's review as it is Daoust himself.



* ShoutOutMusic: After a lengthy and incredibly complex piano solo in "Dark Side", the music gradually slows until just two notes are playing for a brief period. This is shortly followed by the opening to "Beethoven's Für Elise" - which Tim may have used to suggest the pseudo-seriousness for the song.

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* ShoutOutMusic: ShoutOutMusic:
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After a lengthy and incredibly complex piano solo in "Dark Side", the music gradually slows until just two notes are playing for a brief period. This is shortly followed by the opening to "Beethoven's Für Elise" - which Tim may have used to suggest the pseudo-seriousness for the song.



--->Now birth control is not an issue
--->I clean it all off with a...

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--->Now -->Now birth control is not an issue
--->I
issue\\
I
clean it all off with a...



* TakeThat: Mostly against religion or superstition, but without much in the way of political prejudice ó he goes against the New Agey left as hard in ''Storm'' as he goes against the traditionally theistic right in ''The Good Book''.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
**
Mostly against religion or superstition, but without much in the way of political prejudice ó he goes against the New Agey left as hard in ''Storm'' as he goes against the traditionally theistic right in ''The Good Book''.
14th Aug '17 8:02:23 PM rzrettig96
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He hosted one episode of ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' and has now won an Olivier Award for writing the score to the hit musical ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Matilda Matilda.]]''

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He hosted one episode of ''Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks'' and has now won an Olivier Award for writing the score to the hit musical ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Matilda Matilda.]]''
]]'' He has also been nominated for Tony Awards for his work on ''Matilda'' and ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/GroundhogDay Groundhog Day.]]''
27th Jan '17 6:32:06 PM Miru_Jaca
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* AnswerSong: ''Song For Phil Daoust'', a response to a [[CausticCritic scathing newspaper review]].



* AnswerSong: ''Song For Phil Daoust'', a response to a [[CausticCritic scathing newspaper review]].

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* AnswerSong: ''Song For Phil Daoust'', TheAntiNihilist: Several of his works, like ''Storm''. Better seen in his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoEezZD71sc address]] for a response graduation ceremony in The University of Western Australia.
-->There is only one sensible thing
to a [[CausticCritic scathing newspaper review]].do with this empty existence, and that is: fill it.
27th Dec '16 5:05:07 PM 04tele
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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Thank You God" begins with a little speech about how Tim doesn't write songs mocking religious belief anymore, after an encounter he had with a Christian guy in Australia called Sam, who questioned whether Tim really only believed things that he had evidence for. When Tim confirmed that this was so, Sam told him of his own mum, an evangelical Christian who was diagnosed with a progressive degenerative eye disorder, but who didn't believe in medical science and worried that she'd go blind; then, after she, Sam and their entire congregation had prayed to God for a cure, she'd gone back to the ophthalmologist and found out that her eye disorder was completely cured. Tim then launches into a solemn gospel number, "Thank You God", ("Please forgive me all those things I said / I'll no longer betray you, Lord / I will pray to you instead")...which abruptly turns into a jaunty little samba with the refrain "Thank you God, for fixing the cataracts of Sam's mum."

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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Thank You God" begins with a little speech about how Tim doesn't write songs mocking religious belief anymore, after an encounter he had with a Christian guy in Australia called Sam, who questioned whether Tim really only believed things that he had evidence for. When Tim confirmed that this was so, Sam told him of his own mum, an evangelical Christian who was diagnosed with a progressive degenerative eye disorder, but who didn't believe in medical science and worried that she'd go blind; then, after she, Sam and their entire congregation had prayed to God for a cure, she'd gone back to the ophthalmologist and found out that her eye disorder was completely cured.had gone as if had never been. Tim then launches into a solemn gospel number, "Thank You God", ("Please forgive me all those things I said / I'll no longer betray you, Lord / I will pray to you instead")...which abruptly turns into a jaunty little samba with the refrain "Thank you God, for fixing the cataracts of Sam's mum."
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