Friday, August 6, 2010

SB Is Currently Obsessed with this Song

The Rake's Song
by The Decemberists

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
Alright, alright, alright

No more a rake and no more a bachelor
I was wedded and it whetted my thirst
Until her womb started spilling out babies
Only then did I reckon my curse
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

First came Isaiah with his crinkled little fingers
Then came Charlotte and that wretched girl Dawn
Ugly Myfanwy died on delivery
Mercifully taking her mother along
Alright, alright, alright

What can one do when one is a widower
Shamefully saddled with three little pests?
All that I wanted was the freedom of a new life
So my burden I began to divest
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

Charlotte I buried after feeding her foxglove
Dawn was easy, she was drowned in the bath
Isaiah fought but was easily bested
Burned his body for incurring my wrath
Alright, alright, alright

And that's how I came your humble narrator
To be living so easy and free
Expect that you think that I should be haunted
But it never really bothers me
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright


Big Mark 243 said...

I have not heard this song, but since I know I like the Decemberists, I am pretty sure that I will like this one too!! Off to check it out!!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Big Mark,
It's highly recommended, buddy. I hope you like it.



Jeannie said...

Crazy - gotta hear the tune now. There's a lot of people that would be offended by this. I knew people who were offended over that Pina Colada song way back.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

The Pina Colado song offended the fuck out of me. That song SUCKED.

Jeannie said...

OK - just had a listen. Amazing - kinda reminded me of Bush

I thought the PC song was funny. It was bad until the woman turned out to be a cheater too...turns out they were right for each other after all even without the pina coladas. Probably joined a swingers club.

The creepiest offensive song is that Into the Night one...freakin paedophile.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Thanks for the tip, Jeannie. You know how I love creepy songs!

Sweden said...

i LOVE the decemberists, i got like all their albums

Sarcastic Bastard said...

You have good taste in music and glittery shiny stuff. Laugh. I really like Decemberists, too.

Parabolic Muse said...

ANOTHER Decemberists hanger-on ?!?!!!?!?!?!?!!?!?!!?!

i'd marry all of them if it were legal.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Yeah, I really dig them.