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Hi all, me here.

For some time I’ve been keeping certain tunes off t’internet in order to ensure audiences of my live shows get a few surprises. I like surprises.

However, as an Easter gift I’m putting the Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra (UK, Aus) version of “Thank You God” up on the YouTubular for y’all to enjoy. I do hope you do. It’s embedded at the bottom of this bloggerage.

The vid has a bit of standup on it too, because the song requires a bit of context for ye first-time listeners. You can skip to 05:25 if you wanna just hear the song.

A wee warning – it ain’t suitable for work or for those who are sensitive to irreligious content.

I want to also take this opportunity to point you towards my new shop. My webman, Neil, has been working hard on getting the thing more efficient and easier to use. And there’s a few new bits of tatt there, with more to come soon. I don’t recommend you buy a tee shirt with a massive picture of my massive head on it, as I think it’s a weird thing to do. However, you people do shit that I think is weird all the time… so knock yourselves out: UK & Europe Shop, Australasia Shop and North America Shop.

Hope you get a break over Easter and eat an amount of chocolate that won’t trigger diabetes.

Peace out mthrfckrs.

tx

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68 Comments

Prof Stick on 13th of November 2014

Tim that picture of you on the cross is pretty buff. Have you been working out?

Rachael on 21st of November 2013

I am in love with this song surely its not good the amount of times I’ve repeated this song… I’ve yet to find any merchandise with anything to do with this song? is there potential for any t-shirts??

Chrissy on 29th of May 2013

Can’t stop listening to this song. Captures one of my biggest pet peeves of religious thinking. And the tune (and presentation with full orchestra) is absolutely perfect. Thank you for this nugget of brilliance. I will link it on Facebook every single time someone thanks god for intervening to help them in some trivial (or not so trivial) matter.

Jim on 8th of May 2013

I want to preface this with saying I’m an agnostic. Typically this is a coward’s way around saying “atheist,” but I offer my own personal definition. I don’t care if there is a God. If there’s a God he’s often a cruel bastard.

“Thank You God” is simply one of the most brilliant pieces of music I’ve ever been exposed to. Maybe this is because I am also known for a dry and sarcastic sense of humor. It doesn’t hurt any that this is an extremely catchy tune. I’m pretty sure my neighbors are tired of me playing it way too loud every day for the past few months.

Aimed at the people that see the face of Jesus in a slice of toast as a miracle, when a real miracle would be a cure for AIDS. Absolutely fucking brilliant. Favorite lyrics – “Thank you Sam for the chance to acknowledge this omnipotent ophthamologist.”

Thank you for having the courage to stick up for your art despite your detractor’s attacks. My bucket list now includes seeing a live performance. Your two disk set is one of the best investments I’ve ever made for my mental health. Before you I thought the Capitol Steps political satire was the greatest.

Keep up the faith….er… lack of faith.

Loyal fan forever.

Jim

P.S. Fuck the punters.

Harriet on 1st of May 2013

Should be on The National Curriculum…globally. That’d sort out most of the world’s woes. Genius Tim. Thank you for posting.

Fiona Robertson on 16th of April 2013

Delicious genius. If Hitchens was in heaven, he’d be smiling down at you. He is, of course, either rotting in the ground or has been reduced to ashes, so has probably lost his sense of humour.

Fiona Robertson on 16th of April 2013

Delicious genius. If Hitchens was in heaven, he’d be smiling down at you. He is, of course, either rotting in the ground or has been reduced to ashes, so has probably lost his sense of humour.

Fiona Robertson on 16th of April 2013

Delicious genius. If Hitchens was in heaven, he’d be smiling down at you. He is, of course, either rotting in the ground or has been reduced to ashes, so has probably lost his sense of humour.

Таня on 15th of April 2013

Многие люди относятся к вере в Бога как к магии. Удивительна их святая наивность)
Как метко, Тим!!!

Pastafarian on 4th of April 2013

Hello Tim. We haven’t met. That may seem obvious but it’s hard to strike up a conversation with a stranger who isn’t there. Anyway, I’m a huge fan etc. A friend asked me to describe you to them during a conversation about possible cast members for ‘Godspell’. I said you were the main charcater in the Tim Minchin DVDs. The response was a raised eyebrow of the type usually reserved for ice cream vendors when asked for a big whippy by a child with a moustache, so I said ‘he’s like … a cross between Richard Dawkins, Bare Naked Ladies and Jimmy Carr.’ I just threw Jimmy in there because, well, the hair I guess. I thought I’d let you know that your songs have given me strength. I’m a dark haired man with a ginger beard. It’s hard being mixed race. Thank you.

Lynda on 1st of April 2013

Wonderfully magnificent!!!! I thought Sam had turned you for a minute…What was I thinking! LMFAO
Have loved your irreverent humour for a while now. Love the way your mind works :o) Brilliant musician/composer too.
Oh if I was 20 years younger and you were single I’d turn into a stalker and track you down. As Claire said “you sexy bitch”.
Hope to see JCS in May. Oh yeah, I find it ironic (hmmm is that the correct term) that you are playing Judas.
PS: FYI – I’m not a stalker nor about to turn into one…you can rest easy

Debbie on 31st of March 2013

Thank you so much Tim, I have waited and waited for this song to appear on YouTube and Easter perfect….Now I can send it too the few friends I have left that are not convinced of your comedy/composing genius….how rude!!
Read the article in the Observer today you consistently come across as a proper, good bloke.
I promise I not a stalker but I do love your work with a passion!
Wishing you all the best for success on Broadway with Matilda and hope to see you on a tour here again soon x (saw you in JCS last December ,couldn’t justify paying to see it again even though I thought the whole thing was magnificent)bought the DVD instead and was dismayed when I read they had auto tuned? your voice now that really is rude and unnecessary !!!

Toby on 31st of March 2013

Tim Minchin that was fucking amazing. Thanks for posting!

Rene on 31st of March 2013

Great song, But my question: IF you are an atheist, how can it be that you personalize God (you call Him many names like a sexist). If you are a non believer and personalize something you don’t believe in you are ready for some serious issues :). So are you in denie or… . I believe that searching for the truth is a very good goal. I’m a believer but not like the church want me too believe. So maybe God is good and exist but in history human wanted money, power and status so they maked God like a big santaclaus, but an angry one….So what is the deal here an Atheist of a Believer?

Liz in Oz on 31st of March 2013

Ah Tim, this is a fantastic song – one in a million. It encapsulates so many clever ideas into one great performance. Well done! Keep well and keep up the good work – we need you to be there, plugging for rationalism over myth. You are such a breath of fresh air and we would really like to thank you for all that you do.

Chris on 31st of March 2013

Brilliant.

pedagogue on 31st of March 2013

Hilarious TRUTH, Tim! Keep popping the bubbles of the deluded… it’s a tough job but someone has to do it…

David H on 30th of March 2013

Unfunny rubbish!

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