The Rake's Song by The Decemberists

KBro’s jam on 30 Jun ’12 and then 2 times after that (See all)

“Safe to say that I'd like The Decemberists about 2,000X more if all of their songs sounded like this one....”

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but gengelcox was first  

Safe to say that I'd like The Decemberists about 2,000X more if all of their songs sounded like this one....   4

KBro 30 Apr 2014

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

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

gengelcox 24 Nov 2011

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...   1

thesunneversets 23 Feb 2015

Expect you think that I should be haunted But it never really bothers me

brian_kenney 23 Jan 2015

This was what I intended to jam to no avail.... Marianne Faithful/Nick Cave's version of 'The Crane Wife' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CBIdd0JJ3M&list=RD02zdIppuc5up4 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