The Rake's Song by The Decemberists

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but gengelcox was first  

Halloween #4   7

staticstudios 7 Oct 2012

This song is extremely disturbing. A fine, fine piece of gothic wrapped up in crunchy pop rock.   1

gengelcox 24 Nov 2011

This was what I intended to jam to no avail.... Marianne Faithful/Nick Cave's version of 'The Crane Wife' I've jammed 'The Rake's Song' before, but it's what I'm listening to now so it is my jam once again. Enjoy!   10

KBro 14 Aug 2013

If you only listen to one song about infanticide today...

robertd1981 20 Jul 2014

Cracking show from The Decemberists in Birmingham tonight   2

AndyDenton 19 Feb 2015

TRULY Shocking lyrics in this song and I hope I haven't trod on @aHandfulOfRain 's toes & posted the number one of his 'most disturbing songs' theme ahead of him! The singer & songwriter Colin Meloy actually wrote this dreadful tale while his own child was still a toddler but I suppose that shows the steely-eyed focus of an imaginative & intelligent Artist at work. I think that the most chilling line in this song is the very last one..brrrrrr!... (Lyrics featured in this video) ..... A twilight Dickensian nightmare.........Sorry folks, I promise I'll post something MUCH more pleasant next time!!   42

debutch 14 Aug 2015