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Well this is something you won’t hear on ‘Songs Of Praise’, even this fine Sunday evening.

Remember back in April, when Tim and animator, Fraser Davidson, unleashed The Pope Song video on to YouTube? And you know how it’s had over half a million views since? And you know how lots of you were requesting that it was released as an mp3?

Well, to coincide with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK later this week, Tim has decided to let you have the mp3 as a free download; once the Pope disappears from the UK, this download will too, so get it while it’s hot like (imaginary) hell-fires!

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We’d also like to point out, that the wonderful members of Angry (Feet) have been able to download this already for the past couple of days because that’s the kind of benefit you get from joining up!

EDIT: Due to popular demand Tim will leave this song up for you to download even though Benny has now left these shores.

196 Comments

CYNTHIA on 23rd of April 2013

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU TIM MINCHIN .. THIS SONG HAS HELPED ME HEAL SO MUCH .. I AM NOT A BOY .. I AM A FEMALE WHOM WAS REPEATEDLY RAPED AT THE AGES OF 7,8,9 YRS OLD DRAGED OUT OF MY PAHROCHIAL CLASS AND RAPED VIA CATHOLIC PRIEST AND PRINCIPAL OF SCHOOL FR. GEORGE NEVILLE RUCKER .. AND YOUR SONG TIM HAS HELPED ME HEAL , LAUGH , AND KNOW I AM NOT ALONE .. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ITS NOW MY HAPPY SONG !!!

Gipnokote on 11th of February 2013

Here goes Russian translation:

Fuck the motherfucker, fuck the motherfucker,
Fuck the motherfucker hes a fucking motherfucker.
Fuck the motherfucker, fuck the fucking fucker,
Fuck the motherfucker hes a total fucking fucker
Fuck the motherfucker, fuck the motherfucker,
Fuck the mother fucker, fuck him, fuck the motherfucker.
Fuck the motherfucker, fuck the motherfucking pope.

Нахуй пидораса, нахуй пидораса,
Нахуй злоебучего уебка–пидораса.
Нахуй пидораса, нахуй пидораса,
Нет ебучей этого уебка–пидораса.
Нахуй пидораса, нахуй пидораса,
Нах его, ебучего уебка–пидораса.
Нахуй пидораса, нахуй Папу Римского в пизду.

Fuck the motherfucker, and fuck you motherfucker
If you think that motherfucker is sacred.
If you cover for another motherfucker whos a kiddy–fucker,
Fuck you, youre no better than the motherfucking rapist.
And if you dont like the swearing that this motherfucker forced from me
And reckon it shows moral or intellectual paucity
Then fuck you motherfucker, this is language one employs
When one is fucking cross about fuckers fucking boys

Нахуй пидораса, и нахуй тебя сразу
Если думаешь, что пидорас святой.
Если покрываешь пидора, что маленьких детей ебал
Убейся, ты не меньший лицемерный уебан.
И если матом ты смущен, который заслужила та свинья
Считаешь что морально или умственно ущербный я
Иди–ка ты в пизду дружок, вот тот язык, которым можно
Рассказать вам об уебках, кто детей ебет безбожно

I dont give a fuck if calling the pope a motherfucker
Means you unthinkingly brand me an unthinking apostate.
This has nowt to do with other fucking godly motherfuckers
Im not interested right now in fucking scriptural debate.
There are other fucking songs and there are other fucking ways,
Ill be a religious apologist on other fucking days,
But the fact remains if you protect a SINGLE kiddy fucker
Then Pope or Prince or Plumber, youre a fucking mother fucker.

Похуй, если назову я Папу пидорасом,
Ты бездумно заклеймишь меня отступником бездумным
Ни при чем сейчас другие богомольные святоши
Не хочу сейчас я спорить с криводушником безумным.
Дохуя еще есть песен, дохуя есть и приемов
Буду я апологетом веры, только не сегодня
Но вот если детоеба ты оправдывал хоть раз,
Будь ты Папой, Принцем, Грузчиком — ты точно пидорас.

See I dont give a fuck what any other motherfucker
Believes about Jesus and his motherfucking mother.
Ive no problem with the spiritual beliefs of all these fuckers
While those beliefs dont impact on the happiness of others,
But if you build your church on claims of fucking moral authority
And with threats of hell impose it on others in society,
Then you, you motherfuckers, can expect some fucking wrath
When it turns out youve been fucking us in our motherfucking asses.

Меня нисколько не ебет, во что там верят пидорасы
Могут верить в Иисуса или в ебаную мать.
Никаких проблем здесь нет с их убеждениями точно
Если эти убежденья не мешают людям спать,
Но если ты возводишь церковь на влиянии морали
И навязываешь веру угрожая адом обществу,
Будь добр ожидай немного ебаного гнева
Когда выяснится, что вы наебали человечество.

So fuck the motherfucker, and fuck you motherfucker
If youre still a motherfucking papist.
If he covered for a single motherfucker whos a kiddy–fucker,
Fuck the motherfucker, hes as evil as the rapist.
And if you look into your motherfucking heart and tell me true
If this motherfucking stupid fucking song offended you,
With its filthy fucking language and its fucking direspect,
If it made you feel angry, go ahead and write a letter,
But if you find me more offensive than the fucking possibility
The pope protected priests when they were getting fucking fiddly
Then listen to me motherfucker — this here is a fact,
You are just as morally misguided as that motherfucking,
Power–hungry, self–aggrandized bigot in the stupid fucking hat.

Так что нахуй пидораса, и нахуй тебя сразу
Если дрочишь ты на ебаного Папу.
Если он хоть раз прикрыл попа–ебаку–педофила
То не лучше он ебаного священника–мудилы.
Не кривя своей душой ответить сможешь ли правдиво
Глубоко ли эта песня твое сердце оскорбила,
Своим ебучим матом в адрес детоебов–поделецов,
И если сильно припекло, давай отправь мне письмецо.
Однако если ты находишь эту песню оскорбительней
Чем то, что Папа защищал попов в их отвратительных
Делах, то слушай–ка сюда, ебучий ты мудак:
Ничем не отличаешься от в рясу облаченного и
Властью развращенного, фанатика влюбленного в себя, и это факт.

Sergio Sider on 5th of December 2011

Brilliant. The idiots that are complaining about the swearing didn’t even bother to listen to the lyrics. It’s self-explanatory.

malistudio on 26th of November 2011

So perfect… it’s my new ringtone on cell :D

vishnu on 28th of October 2011

@ downer 11/10 , no it didn’t that;s the point ,
@TIM you could (please) probably get away with a F**K version approved for kids by replacing

motherf**ker with Samuel L Jackson immortal replacement (for cableTV)

“these monkey-fighting snakes on this moday to friday plane”

you know – the monkey-fighting pope has a nice ring to it, and will not be censored.

one666 on 16th of October 2011

Brilliant little number, I love the catchy little tune, ofcourse there is a more serious side to this song, thankyou Tim for putting the message across

Downer on 11th of October 2011

This kind of destroyed the point by saying “fuck” so many times.

Cartwheel on 7th of October 2011

When I was young I was never sexually abused by any religion, but my mind and my spirit was and still is abused and offended by all the crap we are fed by all the mainstream religions. So thank you Tim, this song has made me feel much better.
Being a little old-fashioned I am somewhat reluctant to swear in public, But it is only ONE swearword after all.
So — here goes
Fuck the Mother-Fucker, Fuck the Mother-Fucker, Fuck the Mother- Fucker Church.

jason on 1st of October 2011

Easy

MOTHER FUCKING Brilliant!

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Richard Galloway on 30th of August 2011

Referring to David’s comment (September 21th 2010), you might want to look up the definition of ‘puerile’ in the dictionary before you use it to gun down Tim’s blunt eloquence. It derives from the Latin word ‘puerīlis’ meaning boyish, youthful, childish, immature and ‘puer’ meaning boy.
David, I find your choice of words offensive and inflammatory given the delicate nature of the subject that Tim has so perfectly shoved into the public consciousness. When something’s wrong let’s talk about it!!!
Good on you Tim.

there is no god where i am on 21st of August 2011

@donny: the pope is NOT comparable with mohamed. mohamed is more comparable with jesus. and tim minchin did NOT sing abot christianity, jesus or religion; he is singing about the pope and the institution church, the opposite of jesus and christianity!!!
if you’d like to make a comparable song referring to islam, you’d have to sing about those who pervert the teachings of mohamed like the pope/church, who pervert the teachings of jesus.

Dominik Rudisch on 20th of August 2011

Citing Peter who posted on April 4th:
“Im sure I could research and find heaps of singers and song writers that have committed crimes against children but I don’t go off condemning them all.”
*facepalm*

Dude, I guess you know the allegory about the splinter in someone’s elses eye and the beam in your own? Then you should (theoretically) be able to discover that you just shot yourself in the foot with a double-barrel 12-gauge (apart from being a complete bigot asshole judging from your line of argument).
Your defense doesn’t just fail epically, but demonstrates perfectly the catholic double-standards.

Albeit I’d still be interested how many child abuses from church personnel would be evened out in your opinion by those of a lone singer or songwriter…

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Braingeyser on 6th of May 2011

If Jesus was alive today…he would have written this song.

Pure gold.

Doctor T Wilde on 5th of May 2011

Fantastic Mate,
good on you for having the courage to come out and say it like it is.
Yes a lot of people will miss the point, but they are probably the same brainless ones who’s apathy over the years has allowed the behaviour of catholic preachers to escalate as it did. (YES, catholic with a lower case “c” …I have no respect for them….fuck ‘em!!). I loathe all religions due to the fact my intelligence lets me see through all the crazy doctrines that were written thousands of years ago when mankind didn’t know much better. I’d like to think humans have moved ahead over the last 2 millennia and the availability of science has now disproved all the crap that the uneducated people dreamed up back then and passed down through the years. AN INTELLIGENT PERSON QUESTIONS WHAT THEY ARE TOLD !
To all of you reading this…try to be a leader and not a follower! Think for yourself…..don’t be preached to by blokes in funny and bizarre outfits who think they are above & better than us. (why would you want to?)
Athiests are not trying to convert you to anything, they’d like to convert you to nothing….no ulterior motives there!
Go Tim, keep up the gutsy work, and make us laugh. “Better to laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints”

donny on 4th of May 2011

can u do one about mohamed next?

Benny Pendentes on 23rd of April 2011

I am stunned – literally and truly stunned – that there even exist such people as those who heard this song and rushed here to denounce the language, the message, and the presentation, or to defend… well, I’m not sure what they are defending. The Pope? According to the Pope, his best friend is God… I don’t think he needs the help of random zealots too. The Church? The things Tim talks about in the song are a matter of public record, things the Pope and the Catholic Church have (sometimes a bit weasely) admitted actually took place, right before they pardoned themselves for their sins. The language? Are you fucking kidding me? A systemic disease is rotting the Church from the inside out and fucking up the lives of a lot of people, the kids whose trust they abused, the families and friends of the kids, the friends and lovers that the kids will grow to know as they go through life NEVER forgetting the abuses of power and the weasely way their trauma was covered up, minimized, and disregarded by people belonging to an organization that claims to be the first and last word on righteous, moral, God-approved behavior… and people are getting upset about the fucking LANGUAGE?

Then Tim isn’t just right, he must also have exercised great restraint. The wounded self-righteous bombastic pedantic ignorant arrogant motherfuckers who come here acting like this is all just a big football game and they are here to cheerlead for their ‘side’ are missing the point to a degree that is almost sociopathic in its lack of perspective and empathy and it’s clear that rational thought is not ever going to reach them… so what is left to say to them but: fuck you, motherfuckers.

(And have you noticed that not a single one of them actually listened to the lyrics? Their objections are almost all covered in the song itself. The ones that aren’t explicitly covered SHOULD be a matter of common sense, which I think they have established fairly well that they have been effectively immunized against.)

Matthew on 17th of April 2011

Did you listen to the song, Peter? Particularly the lyric “this is language one employs / When one is fucking cross about fuckers fucking boys”

I doubt Tim wrote this song for the money (he’s giving it away free anyway). He’s getting a point across, and in an effective way. The song makes you sit up and think “hey, that’s quite offensive”. Then you listen to it and realise that there’s actually a case being eloquently put that something far, far more offensive is going on. It’s called bathos (possibly reverse bathos, I’m not a rhetorician). You’re supposed to get indignant at the language so that you’ve got a starting point to correctly scale your indignation at the subject of the song (hint: much, much more indignant).

On the other hand, if you come away thinking “Gee, it’s bad that the pope is covering for child rapists, but did Tim have to SWEAR about it?” then your moral compass needs recalibrating.

Jose on 11th of April 2011

Just stumbled across this. Loved it!!!

All the best wushes from a new fan from Argentina.

Go Tim!!

L. Kincaid on 5th of April 2011

Being raised as a Catholic, now an apathetic spiritualist, this is hilarious. This kind of songs are necessary to do what we’ve all been doing right here: think about if it’s necessary for someone to write an apparently offensive song about something that should offend us more. Like Tim says on his song, I don’t care what other people believe in as long as everyone’s happy, but if there’s someone who protects child abusers, then they’re just as guilty. Good one, Tim.

Peter on 4th of April 2011

Don’t get me wrong Im far from a Tim hater, I think he’s great but what gives him the right to swear the was he does? I agree that what has happened in the Catholic Church is wicked but having to listen to such foul mouth language isn’t my cup of tea. Im sure I could research and find heaps of singers and song writers that have committed crimes against children but I don’t go off condemning them all. I think Tim is a clever enough man to think of another way of getting his point across without using the language he does.

Or maybe it all boils down to shock tactics and making money for Tim? He wouldn’t be the first to try it.

#1 Minchin Fan on 2nd of April 2011

i was listening to this on a train, with a nun sitting oppostite me.
the hilarity increased tenfold

Dan on 1st of April 2011

Good work Tim

I’ve often wondered how this so called morally superior group rationalize there actions. Is it some kind of fringe benifit that comes with the job, where the all knowing all seeing turn a blind eye to his mortal representatives behavior? Or do the sit around in the dark and offer each other absolution?
They discusts but not supprise me, after all this is the same group that drowned, burnt, murdered thousands upon thousands of women in the name of….. But if you think “well that was back in the dark ages”, I’ll point out the fact that it was only a decade ago that they accepted that the Earth revolves around the Sun and not the Universe around the Chucrh. That only took 400 year which show that they are very slowly and very reluctantly crawling out of the dark ages themselves.

Josh on 31st of March 2011

This song made me a Tim Minchin fan.

I am now buying all his stuff.

jess on 31st of March 2011

Like he said at the Montreal Comedy Festival: child rape is more offensive than swearing at a man.

Ronnie on 31st of March 2011

I wouldn’t play this songaround the kiddies (though sex is worse for them than bad language neither is acceptable) but I’ll listen when there are none around. And he aint American- he’s a Worst Australian, just like me(and proud to be)Ronnie

FUMF on 27th of March 2011

Great song love it

Georgia ^-^ on 27th of March 2011

Hey Love the song saw it live in sydney when you where peforming with the sydney symphony it was !!!AWSOME!!! love your music ^-^

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Harriet on 10th of February 2011

Haha, fucking awesome song! And so true too.

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Lucyfera on 20th of January 2011

FUCK THEM ALL!!!

Uryakay on 17th of January 2011

Respect!!!

Takit U. P. Batty on 17th of December 2010

This is so irresponsible. How can you hold the leader of such a venerable religious organization responsible for the actions of a large number of priests? Anyway, it is well known that buggery clears a boy’s pipes, so improving his voice – very important if you are trying to put together a really hot choir.

Musical genius on 5th of December 2010

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Todd on 3rd of December 2010

ROFLMAO ! Now if this was only available as a Ringtone LOL !

Blaide Fedorowytsch on 28th of November 2010

Timothy, I very much like your expression of hatred toward the act of child sodomy.
And so Congratulations on being great at being you.

Bunny on 13th of November 2010

Porty: Americana – refers to artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.

The writer/performer isn’t American. The person the song is sung about is not American. The church isn’t American. The prompt for the song going up was the pope visiting England. The scandals of the church are world-wide and first broke in a large way in Ireland.

Idiocy is such a kind word.

Larry on 13th of November 2010

I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s “brilliant” or “genius”, but it’s funny enough and in the way of much satire it highlights and ridicules very bad behaviour by bad people. And it made me laugh, so thank you, and please let’s have some more.

wiredrat on 8th of November 2010

Oh! How sad I am. I found this song just the day after Benedict XVI was in Spain. It is a great theme for his visit!

greendeva3 on 5th of November 2010

Thank you!!!

Ricardo Castro on 26th of October 2010

Fucking brilliant indeed!!!

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Simon Booton-Mander on 9th of October 2010

Fucking brilliant!

Roj on 8th of October 2010

Oh please, I can’t believe the people on here whining about the content or bad language! What did you expect when you watched it? Your the kind that watches porn and then complain that its to gratuitous! All I can say is, grow up and fuck you mother fuckers!

shreddi on 5th of October 2010

Please, get your mutherfuckin ass to the U.S. pleeaase??? We WiLL be there. You Are The Best!!! Saw ya on a plane with thousands of other travelers and we are waitin. Thanks ever so much for sharing youre great genius and talent, you must have worked ever so hard on. It shows man. Thanks again.

Porty on 4th of October 2010

I don’t have any religious beliefs, but am astonished by the drooling praise heaped on this juvenile piece of Americana. Is it really that funny? ‘Absolutely brilliant’ and the work of a ‘legend’? Really? Get a life, you saddos!

Nigel on 3rd of October 2010

I find the few comments on here professing the disgusting nature of the song, almost as amusing as the song itself, (actually I apologise Tim, the song is pure adulterated genius). As is always the fact, Tim’s lyrics are clever, subtle and display a greater moral compass than the church ever has !.

Anybody out there who considers this song over the top….YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT…..that IS the point of the song.

Well done Tim, second only to the GOOD BOOK !

Marc Bicica on 27th of September 2010

Leave it to Tim to turn disrespect into a virtue… No strike that… Leave it to Tim to turn disrespect into a sacrament.

Denise culley on 26th of September 2010

Hi i absolutly loved it its fantastic had me in fits of laughter keep up the good work hun i love all your songs my fav is inflatable you thanks for making us laugh de

John Torjo on 24th of September 2010

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brillianttttttttttttttttttt !!!!!!
Thank you Tim!!!!!!!!!

Bunny on 24th of September 2010

Thank you so much! I had to come listen once again after reading another in the endless disgusting articles on the Church. Much obliged.

Sister From A Different Mother on 23rd of September 2010

Amen Brother Tim. Amen.

Scooby on 23rd of September 2010

Fuck yeah!

Ewayne on 22nd of September 2010

Fanfuckingtastic!

Claire on 22nd of September 2010

Just click save link and it will save it wherever you want so you can listen to it to your hearts content!

Which I will, because this song is fucking awesome! I have shared it among all my friends. It is so refreshing to hear someone stand up and sing what we all are thinking!

Tim you are a fucking genius!!!

Becca on 22nd of September 2010

I can’t download the song! The link plays alright, but I can only save the link, not save target as…/download =( I want to be able to listen to this over and over hahaha

Emma on 20th of September 2010

Thank you Tim Thank fuck somebody else just does not like that weird Bible bashing weirdo lol

oztilson on 20th of September 2010

LOVE IT! found this through PZ Myers of scienceblogs.com/pharyngula
WOW-that was fantastic-thanks so much

Alden Chadwick on 20th of September 2010

Having been on the receiving end of unwanted sexual activity as a child, I try to understand the pain it caused and continues to cause me.

I enjoy the lyrics, tune and passion: I giggle at the alignment of profanities and morality. But there is a danger that the identity of kiddy-fuckers is seen as the be all and end all – i.e. it’s their nature, and the church simply protects them.

I’d suggest that in addition to the fun of mocking the pope, we need to understand the various institutional, physical and administrative mechanisms and knowledge structures that enhance and maintain the exercise of power within the church (and the social body in general). I’d guess that it is within these every-day mechanisms of power and knowledge that individual’s desires to kiddy-fuck are produced. It is not that the church (and other social institutions) simply protect kiddy-fuckers, they produce them and their desire in the first place.

Darren on 19th of September 2010

Thank fuck for Tim to put into words what we all think
thats why Tim is a fucking legend
Nice one Tim :-)

russfan on 19th of September 2010

Absolutely Brilliant…
Thank You Tim I will sending the link to friends…

Ken on 19th of September 2010

The Pope is certainly not a “motherfucker.”

He is for sure some kind of fucker, but there is little credible evidence that he has had sex with any mothers; his tastes probably run in another direction altogether.

His followers say he is kinder than other mere mortals; so give them the benefit of the doubt and call him what he almost certainly is: a Kinderfucker.

Jamie B on 18th of September 2010

if you right click the link and “save target as..” im pretty sure you could add it to your itunes from where you saved it on your computer =)

Martin on 18th of September 2010

Bebe, No the definition of a “free download” is that it’s “free” and you can “download” it. Both of those criteria have been satisfied. iTunes has got nothing to do with it!

Jasmine on 18th of September 2010

Thank you, Tim! You have a new fan :3

And for the Catholic Church apologists, pop(e) quiz!

Which ONE of these items does not belong with the other two?
1) singing a song
2) fucking children
3) not informing police about a co-worker fucking children

(Hint: one of the three is legal.)

Bebe on 18th of September 2010

it’s not a free download? The definition of a free download is that you can transfer it to your itunes, this is just link?

:/

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Max on 18th of September 2010

Thank you from my heart.

John PHillips, FCD on 18th of September 2010

I never tire of hearing this, especially the last section taking to task those, like David down below, who are more worried about the tone of the song than what ratzy and his fellow paedophile enablers have done. Magic work Tim.

P Smith on 18th of September 2010

This is why I call the motherfucker Pope Vindictive.

RedGreenInBlue on 18th of September 2010

Never mind the sexual abuse scandal: the Pope can’t even dance in time with the music! Does he have no soul*?

* in the musical sense

Marla Jane on 18th of September 2010

Love your work Minchin. A reason to be proud to be a Sandgroper!

chloe on 17th of September 2010

Wonderful! And one of my ancestors was one of the 40 martyrs, no really… and I am not a catholic. However 12 members of my family have suffered from various types of abuse,as young children and teenagers and even though it was not perpetrated by priests or catholics (as far as I know) it SO makes me feel better- Thanks so much! I am really ANGRY about the cover-up, how come he’s allowed to come here…lets condone child abuse as a society GRRRR!!!! yuck.

Rodge on 17th of September 2010

I think I’m beginning to grasp what they mean by “aggressive secularism” at last. I think we should have more of it…

Rita on 17th of September 2010

Hi I think that the whole paedophile and the pope thing is utterly disgusting however despite being raised in a very Anti-Christian household I do feel that I should point out that not all christians/catholics are paedophiles or condone paedophilia some are actually quite nice (if misguided) and unfortunately sick fucking bastards will be sick fucking bastards be they christians, pagans, jews whatever

kryz on 17th of September 2010

Brilliant, thanks.

Ronnie on 17th of September 2010

I spend my working days trying to undo the immense emotional damage done through childhood sexual abuse. Paedophiles are always attempting to minimise, distort or deny this damage. It is horrendous that the Church has taken the side of the abusers rather than the victims. The Bible says:” It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” The Pope would appear not to have considered his scripture too well. This song mirrors the rage I feel at the ecclesiastical deceit. Well done and thank you!

Xander on 17th of September 2010

This song is completely disgusting, and should be banned. BAN IT!

That way, we can ensure that even more people will listen to it ;)

Bec Starr on 17th of September 2010

My Da was excommunicated for marrying my mother because he refused to hide her behind the alter and then promise to bring us all up as fearful Catholic tosspots. Now all he believes in is keeping his mind active, occasionally turning off his hearing aid when my mother is rabbiting on about reincarnation and making sure that he drinks a little red wine each evening. He has some lovely stories about the Christian Brothers who educated him, and doesn’t miss the mongrel Catholic church whatsoever. My mother uses the word ‘Catholic’ in place of the term ‘Motherfucker’. What a marvelous little ditty.

sarah on 17th of September 2010

truth and brilliance, and you will be amazed at how many people will be offended at the swearing and ignore the kiddy fiddling!

Cam on 17th of September 2010

Well said well said. Who cares if religion comforts people. People abusing hard drugs are gaining some comfort from their abuses. Doesn’t mean those or religion or good things.

Rob on 17th of September 2010

I just wanted to add a comment here. Aside from agreeing with the views expressed here (I suffer fools poorly, especially blatant hypocrites), I wanted to post a link to another great opinion on this topic as well:

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/dear-catholic-church-excommunicate-me/Content?oid=3799091

I highly recommend giving it a read. :-)

As for the song – catchier than Weeblz and will be spread about amongst my friends. Thanks for this Tim!

Stacy from the US on 17th of September 2010

I am Tim’s newest fan! Love this video and song.
Someone in his comment defended Christianity/Catholicism bc it provides ‘comfort to so many’ … I guess what it provides to the victims of these rapistpriests is insignificant!?!? A life ruined…? One innocent life forever F-ed up is more important than the guilt-derived, brain-washed comfort of millions, IMO. Go Tim… I’ll be watching and listening!

Carol Hughes on 17th of September 2010

Well said Tim!

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Ashleigh on 16th of September 2010

I’m not one that usually enjoys a bunch of swearing, but sometimes the moment requires it. And I think this is one of those moments.

Well played sir. And the animation is fantastic as well

SashaLu on 16th of September 2010

It needed to be said – but it’s much better sung!

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Jackie on 16th of September 2010

motherfucking brilliance, that’s what it motherfucking is :D
thank god (!) for the moral bravery of someone not afraid to speak their mind, and to tell it how it is, and balls to whether it offends narrow/feeble minded folk who are unable to understand the point. Bravo Tim, we love you here in wooly Wales :D

sarah on 16th of September 2010

play the song and right click and save as…hope that helps! Rock On Tim!

Fran on 16th of September 2010

Brilliant! Love it!

Just one problem – I can play it but appear to be too stupid to work out how to download it! HELP!!

Rabid on 16th of September 2010

@Tom :
“I understand the message of this video…” “But I feel this over the top disrespect quite disturbing.”

You didn’t understand the message of this video, then. Motherfucker.

Loo on 16th of September 2010

GENIUS GENIUS GENIUS!

AntR0we on 16th of September 2010

okay.. song downloaded… but now I want the video dammit!!! :)

SANDRA DAVIES on 16th of September 2010

HAHAHAHAHAHA LOVE IT XXXX

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AntR0we on 16th of September 2010

Tim Minchin at his finest…. I love this song

It’s freakin’ genius!

Ash on 16th of September 2010

Hehe… awesome

Rebecca McMonies on 16th of September 2010

This song is 100% correct Thank you Tim :D

Genius, cannot wait until December XD

Dave on 16th of September 2010

Theres someting i dont get…….How is it that people can easily listen to a song like “10ft cock and a few hundred virgins” an not be offended due to the inuendo’s in it and the fact that its actually taking the piss out of actual beliefs/religions. Here however people are being offended due to the use of language here,which doesnt make sense as if someone were to say fuck 10000 times it wouldnt make any difference if the person just said fuck once. You would only be insulting the first time you hear it in the song surely? Plus this song is actually taking the piss out of an actual fact that has been uncovered and therefore this song has a valid point……so after this little rant im puzzled to what exactly are you all offended/dissapointed about?

Apart from that…….Awesome, really good and amusing xD 5 starts!!

Kate Judge on 16th of September 2010

Tim once again you are a genius! My 2 week old son actually stopped crying and enjoyed it too! thankyou :)

Reece on 16th of September 2010

I’m kinda disappointed in this. Where has your intellectual irony gone? This song is far too crude and direct for my liking… *continues to listen to other Tim Minchin songs*

Mad March Hare on 16th of September 2010

Couldn’t have put it better myself !!!!!!!! ;)

OJ on 16th of September 2010

This cheered me up. Thanks Bud! ;)

Sally on 16th of September 2010

I think it’s not brilliant. What happened to the brilliance of songs like Prejudice and You Grew On Me? I feel let-down.

Susan on 16th of September 2010

As ever, just bloody brilliant.

Matt on 16th of September 2010

Here here mother fucker!

caroline bedford on 16th of September 2010

another brilliant tune from the genius himself!!!!

@emmaclaireburls on 16th of September 2010

I just love this (:

Tom Horn on 16th of September 2010

Eloquent. Brilliant. Truth.

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Kyra on 16th of September 2010

wishing we could figure a way to have this running on permanent loop on a video screen outside my friend’s window as His Holiness The Fuckin Motherfucker rolls past her place today…..

Sue on 16th of September 2010

Ban the pope from the UK and all religions they are the root of all evil. Love the song.

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stroma hardcastle on 16th of September 2010

wheres the suicide bomer now wish we could have the flute bands playing outside when he gets here should stay in rome pedefiles most of them x

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Another John in Watford (Hi John) on 15th of September 2010

Gotta set up a sound system playing this (LOUD) during his parade. Fuck him!

Rebecca on 15th of September 2010

Well Said Sir! xxxx
Lots of Love to You!!

Becca
xxxx

JJ on 15th of September 2010

Unfortunately, it’s “faith” that allows these abominations to occur. When one no longer questions a man in a frock asking people to close their eyes, put their hands together and kneel… the rest will surely follow. Unquestioning faith is an evil and should be widely regarded as such, only then will similar atrocities be prevented.

Helenahr on 15th of September 2010

Brilliant. Thank you. My only complaint is I wish I had been wearing waterproof mascara before viewing. Any disrespect shown to this pompous, bigoted bloke wearing a frock and silly shoes, is totally acceptable by me. It is nothing compared to the disrespect shown by him, and his band of merry men, towards all women and the children who suffered abuse at the hands of his followers.

Chill Will Belfast on 15th of September 2010

Not only has there been 1000s of cases of sexual abuse by roman catholic priests there has been widescale sexual, physical and mental abuse carried out by the various catholic institutions run by the so called christian brothers, sisters of mercy and others all headed by that motherfucking POPE and again all covered up. The evil catholic church has used threats of ‘eternal damnation’ to abused kids if they dare speak out, Its a disgrace that the head of the worlds largest paedephile ring has been given a state visit to the UK

Dave on 14th of September 2010

People are complaining and bitching about the language that this song contains, well let me tell you something about language.

I said “no” when I was 12yo and the religious education teacher was fucking me, He didn’t know the meaning of the word, or chose to feign ignorance.

After he was finished he made me join him in prayer, to ask for MY forgiveness!

That’s bad language………………………….

Daz on 14th of September 2010

Tim. Please, please, please follow behind him on a carnival float singing this. I promise we will all club together and pay your legal fees!

barbara on 14th of September 2010

Saw this liove last night – the finale of a wonderful evening which had the Bloomsbury theatre in tears with it all. I thought both your songs were great and have sent this round the world to many friends – and yes, i have written my letter too! best wishes

Kevin on 14th of September 2010

Love it, entertaining and the point well made, but…

In defence of the Catholic Church (and I’m atheist) it’ll be interesting to compare their reaction to that of Muslims when you write a follow-up ditty about the Prophet Mohammed…

Heather on 14th of September 2010

I feel a campaign for Christmas number one coming on…..

John in Watford on 14th of September 2010

Surely, the lyric should be “Fuck the kiddyfucker/s”, etc.?

Ratzinger and his fellow priests fucking their own mothers is clearly questionable – but fucking kiddies is actually infinitely worse, is it not?

Someone recently made the point that paedophilia means ‘the love of children’.

What these religious perverts have been engaged in is child rape – which is not about love but about power and sexual perversion.

Claire on 13th of September 2010

Felix said:
“I plan to (…) dress up as The Child Catcher from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with a sign saying “You’ve got competition”.”

Oh, that is inspired!

Thank you for the excellent song, Tim. I can’t stop listening to it!

Ruth on 13th of September 2010

Well done tim. About time people started saying it like it is. All the people who are slagging u off on here for the language have missed the fucking point.

I will be sending this to all my friends many of whom are catholic and share the same views on the popes visit as u do

Once again tim you say what we are all thinking but most of us are to scared or complacent to vocalise

Ruth xxxx

Jack on 13th of September 2010

Tim, you are a true god :’)
keep it up!

Jack on 13th of September 2010

this is bloody awesome :L Tim, you are a true god :)
keep up the good work!

Christine on 13th of September 2010

Thanks :) I love this song!

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andrea d australia on 13th of September 2010

thank fucking god for minchin….so proud of our home grown talent.
cant wait to see you in feb ..

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Jo on 13th of September 2010

Genius and soooo true!

Ann Nonymus on 13th of September 2010

in Response to Tom.
the song is clearly directed at the pope and the priest guilty of molestation and anyone else involved in covering for them or protecting them.

I though understand the concerns of this being an anthem for Sectarianism, living in Glasgow I would hate to see the idiots using this song for the wrong reasons… or using it to support their actions against catholicism..

Ann Nonymus on 13th of September 2010

I am concerned that this song is being used as a theme to justify misstreating people due to their religion.
I will not defend actions of anyone who uses power of position to allow atrocities to happen. So in this way I feel Tony Blair, George Bush and the Pope are all guilty, this does not mean that Americans, Catholics or The British people are responsible or should be treated like they are. Enjoy the song, complain to the authorities but don’t take it out on the missguided innocents. Ahh fuck it…

Dave on 13th of September 2010

Tom said: “Yes, children are not sexual, and the sick behavior of a few sick men masquerading as preists in absolutely reprehensible and deserving of great anger.

But I feel this over the top disrespect quite disturbing”

Me says: I think the point, Tom, is to work out which is more deserving of your ire. And it isn’t just a few sick men, it’s an organisation – the Catholic Church – that systematically assisted in their abusing of others by covering up crimes and moving them to new parishes to abuse again. That happened far too often and there is a paper trail detailing advice from bishops that such cases should be handled internally so as not to embarrass the church. The current Pope has to a greater or lesser extent been involved in that. Even if you paint the story as kindly for him as is possible he is still the figurehead of an organisation that hasn’t punished those people who helped to cover up these very serious crimes and to my mind that makes him culpable also.

If you’re angry enough to write a comment here saying this is disrespectful but have not written to the Catholic Church to express your disgust for their behaviour then you seem to me to have your priorities wrong. There’s no room in the world for being offended by this video until the problem the song is about has been properly addressed.

I’m sure we’d all voluntarily delete the song from our hard drives and never watch it again if the Catholic Church was to fully cooperate with the relevant authorities in a way that meant every abuser was punished as well as everyone who ever helped cover up these crimes. (Including the current Pope)

I don’t see that happening any time soon. So the video has every right to exist. And any offence should surely be reserved for the greater crime.

Andy Allen on 13th of September 2010

Tim Minchin. Genius. That is all.

Tom on 13th of September 2010

I understand the message of this video and do find this video clever from an artistic point of view.

Yes, children are not sexual, and the sick behavior of a few sick men masquerading as preists in absolutely reprehensible and deserving of great anger.

But I feel this over the top disrespect quite disturbing. The Pope and Christianity for the most part, are a source of great comfort and hope for millions of people. Just as all muslims are not ignorant hideous evil terrorists, all priests and of coarse the pope, are not ignorant hideous evil child molesters.

Alison Dark on 13th of September 2010

Love it! Almost worth the £12m policing cost of his mutha******* holiness’s visit. What am I saying Tim? You’re right on the money and worth every last mutha******* penny.

Guy on 13th of September 2010

WoW, now thats speaking your mind…. AWSOME!!!! :D

Scree on 13th of September 2010

Tim, you are a beautiful, beautiful man.

I’m not sure which makes me happier: the idea of the Pope getting all uppity about your song, or at Felix’s protest ideas.

Tik Martin on 13th of September 2010

soo true

Eddie on 13th of September 2010

@’no’

good call on sending the song to number 1 when Benedick is over here.

Alas, it’s not available commercially- any chance of it getting put up for sale as well as for free..?

Johanna from Brooklyn, former Tim stalker on 13th of September 2010

fabulous.

no on 12th of September 2010

Tony you are a fucking genius.

someone get a facebook thing going and make this fucking song No. 1 when that cunt lands here.

I’d do it myself but I’m too busy inventing swear words, you bunch of piersing murdochs !!

Mike on 12th of September 2010

Tim – you really are a silly bitch!

Love your work :-)

enter_username on 12th of September 2010

I’m going to the protest next week, and I’m so tempted to play this from a boom-box as he passes, but I fear there may be children around, and although I’m in no doubt they have heard worse language before and they’re probably in more danger of having their childhood innocence stolen away from them by the ‘good’ man himself, I just can’t bring myself to do it!

Excellent work Tim! xx

Cromarty on 12th of September 2010

Yeah Tim! You can easily portray your disgust of someone who covers up child rape throiugh the medium of piano, surely?

Andy on 12th of September 2010

Dan spot on.

Dan Paulus on 12th of September 2010

I got MY new ring tone! Thanks Tim.

Kelsey on 12th of September 2010

River:

Right click the link and click ‘Save link as’

River on 12th of September 2010

This would be way way cooler if I could actually download it…. help?

Caro on 12th of September 2010

AMEN!!!! :)

Bren on 12th of September 2010

David, I work in an area where I have a lot of contact with adults who were abused sexually, physically and mentally as children by members of the clergy – on their behalf I direct you to the last verse of this song.

Fraser Davidson on 12th of September 2010

Oh David, you tart. I do believe you have missed the point. Kiddy rape is still worse than bad words.

Dan on 12th of September 2010

@ David:
And if you dont like the swearing that this motherfucker forced from me
And reckon it shows moral or intellectual paucity
Then fuck you motherfucker, this is language one employs
When one is fucking cross about fuckers fucking boys

Tom on 12th of September 2010

David…

“And if you dont like the swearing that this motherfucker forced from me
And reckon it shows moral or intellectual paucity
Then fuck you motherfucker, this is language one employs
When one is fucking cross about fuckers fucking boys”
(:

Michael Neville on 12th of September 2010

David,

The Catholic Church claims it is THE moral authority in the world. However it’s become obvious the prestige and dignity of the church is more important to the hierarchy than the welfare of children. That is hideously immoral.

Your complaint about the language is answered in the song itself:

But if you find me more offensive than the fucking possibility
The pope protected priests when they were getting fucking fiddly
Then listen to me motherfucker – this here is a fact,
You are just as morally misguided as that motherfucking,
Power-hungry, self-aggrandized bigot in the stupid fucking hat.

blf on 12th of September 2010

That whooshing sound you just heard was the point flying over David’s head.

LL on 12th of September 2010

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbvr0m_shortfilms
If you want intelligent debate – personally I think both Fry and Minchin deserve genius status.

Jonas on 12th of September 2010

If you’re having trouble downloading: right-click on the link, choose “Save Link As” and put it wherever you would like to keep it.

As for this silly, puerile David person, here are the final lyrics, copy-pasted from the YouTube page:

“And if you look into your motherfucking heart and tell me true
If this motherfucking stupid fucking song offended you,
With its filthy fucking language and its fucking direspect,
If it made you feel angry, go ahead and write a letter,
But if you find me more offensive than the fucking possibility
The pope protected priests when they were getting fucking fiddly
Then listen to me motherfucker – this here is a fact,
You are just as morally misguided as that motherfucking,
Power-hungry, self-aggrandized bigot in the stupid fucking hat.”

That’s a pretty coherent argument, you know. Maybe reconsider your priorities?

Tony on 12th of September 2010

You should release this on iTunes and see if we can’t have another rage against the machine one off. It’d be good if this was in the top ten when the pope visits.

Olivia on 12th of September 2010

Anyone else having trouble making this link work???

meow on 12th of September 2010

how do you actually download it? …

Jonas on 12th of September 2010

This is a beautiful, angry and hilarious little piece of truth.

Beckle on 12th of September 2010

Dave,if you don’t like it the best thing to do is not listen!The swearing is just language…..ok it’s offensive to some but I think the clue that there would be some profanity was in the title.Swearing is a sign of poor intelligence in some people…fair point,however I don’t think that is the case in this instance at all.If foul language is Tim’s only crime it is not even remotely comparable to the crimes carried out in the name of religion.The Catholic church have,in particular,some disgusting atrocities in thier sect and that is FACT.
So next time you get uptight about a bit of swearing just think…is that person sexually abusing a choir boy?NO he/she is saying a WORD.

Ellie on 12th of September 2010

Oh David. Click on the Youtube video and look in the doobly doo, the lyrics are there to read. I would direct you to line 5 of the final verse – it was written especially for you.

CaptTu on 12th of September 2010

Thanks Tim!! Love from Texas.

Ankt on 12th of September 2010

LMFAO i love it about time someone had the guts to say something !

keep on writing , i hope one day that i’ll get to see you live, dont think you will tour where i live tho lol :)

sharon hoskins on 12th of September 2010

Eloquently put, Mr. Minchin ! ;)

Ali on 12th of September 2010

Oh man this is so funny. Such a clever guy and I’m not even talking about the Pope.

Marc on 12th of September 2010

In what way does an abundant use of swear words show a lack of intelligence, where is the proof for this? Not only does Tim use many varied swear words, but he makes them rhyme and the verses make perfect sense…….I doubt the song would have half the impact without them. Have your opinion that its puerile, have a dig at Tim if you want but he’s done a great job of bringing perverted elements of the church into perspective. I don’t see any “referenced discussion” having any kind of impact with these dirty, perverted and evil people. The lack of intelligence is on the part of those that blindly follow a religion that has for years been abusing its powers and brethren alike and do nothing about it.

Keep it up Tim, use as many swear words as you like, you get my vote for king of the world even if that lumps me in as being puerile and lacking in intelligence as well

Felix on 12th of September 2010

He is having lunch with a cardinal just up the road from my house, then passing the street my school is on. I plan to throw condoms at him, or dress up as The Child Catcher from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with a sign saying “You’ve got competition” :D Thanks for the free song!! :D

Louise on 12th of September 2010

All i have to say is THANK YOU!

Felicity Wren on 12th of September 2010

Love love love

Anthony Lawton on 12th of September 2010

An earlier satirical song about The Pope – The Vatican Rag – can be found via http://wp.me/p42Yg-18a in either its original Tom Lehrer version or a Marty Feldman version on TV in the 70s….precursors of TM’s less delicate song… These too deserve airing with the Pope’s visit?

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k. on 12th of September 2010

Oh David, I rather feel you’ve missed the point.

David on 12th of September 2010

You only show your own lack of intelligence when you resort to this level of abuse. If you have a serious point, then try defending it with accurate, referenced discussion. This sort of puerile rubbish implies you cannot.

This Reality Podcast (Bren) on 12th of September 2010

Thanks, Tim. Will get it on the playlist asap.

Renee on 12th of September 2010

Thank you!

Katie Locker on 12th of September 2010

I don’t always have my piano with me at… traffic lights.

MAS.

Mizu on 12th of September 2010

I don’t know why you feel the need to use this kind of language… when you can play the piano D:

lawl.