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!!
The Decemberists were awesome in Brixton on Saturday night - whether or not the recorded output is to your taste, Colin Meloy is an incredible frontman (still laughing at his anecdotes of the liquorice-mongers of Brixton). The following night I had to explain The Decemberists at a party where no one had heard of them, and I fear they may have been a bit horrified...