The Rake's Song (3:15)

Cover of Hazards Of Love

From Hazards Of Love and 5 other releases

A tale of young marriage, a sudden discontent spurred on by the joint deaths of a mother and newborn, leading to delightfully angry infanticide.


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  • midk

    LOLLLL I totally forgot about this song, so..... fucking....... out there.

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • foxsable

    If you like this song, PLEASE get "The Hazards of Love" and listen to the whole thing. There is a beautiful epic ballad tucked into it, great story. This is the "villain's tale" of that.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • HalszkaP

    what a lovely murder ballad!

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • grinngo

    Ugly Myfanwy died on delivery

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ashblanch


    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Arthurrr

    Sent it to my friend who married at the age of 21 and became a father last week.

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • skalaso

    Casey Anthony-esque.

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ravenclaw94

    This song is morbid... but I like it.

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • thewrz

    This song is creepy before you become a parent. Once you have a kid, it's unthinkably chilling stuff.

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • malorkus22

    This song live, with SO MANY drums, is an awesome experience. [2] ALRIGHT

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Thommy05

    Großartiger Song

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Churumbela

    This song live, with SO MANY drums, is an awesome experience. I hope I get to see them again sometime soon!

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Keilsonky

    Revenge is sweet

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • bmc152006

    fucked up song, but its amazing.

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • prominence_la

    My demented self loves this the heavy drumming!

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • bionicbigfoots

    All right, all right, all right!

    9 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jillian8

    Love the riff!

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • sdkyle

    Good call, Nocturana...this got me thinking about Country Death Song as well. Great twisted track.

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • cheesetrolley

    I heard this countless times on the radio before I actually paid attention to the lyrics and realized this was about infanticide. Kind of a shocker when it finally dawned on me. Awesome song.

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • BewbsMcGee

    listening to Decemberists radio on Last.FM - It only took 9 terrible songs to get to this gem. sigh. At least this is ONE good song in all of LastFM's "offerings."

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
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