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The Decemberists

The Rake's Song (3:15)

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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I had entered into a marriage
In the summer of my twenty-first year
And the bells rang for our wedding
Only now do I remember it clear

The Decemberists - The Rake's Song Lyrics


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  • LOLLLL I totally forgot about this song, so..... fucking....... out there.
  • 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.
  • what a lovely murder ballad!
  • Ugly Myfanwy died on delivery
  • ooooooooooohh!!!
  • Sent it to my friend who married at the age of 21 and became a father last week.
  • Casey Anthony-esque.
  • This song is morbid... but I like it.
  • This song is creepy before you become a parent. Once you have a kid, it's unthinkably chilling stuff.
  • This song live, with SO MANY drums, is an awesome experience. [2] ALRIGHT

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