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04 May 2010 @ 04:10 pm
This is *not* evidence against my friend's "morbidity" hypothesis.  
It is a bit disconcerting to love the Decemberists' "The Rake's Song" as much as I do. Because it often results in my singing lines like "Charlotte I buried after feeding her foxglove!" in a really cheery way, all day, under my breath. And then feeling slightly concerned when I realize what I'm doing.

(Edited because it occurred to me that I have a more appropriate icon for this post.)
Gileonnen: You've Been So Very Good to Megileonnen on May 4th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
I was doing the same thing all day. >_>;; I know the whole song by heart now.
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on May 4th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Really, just today? How remarkable. (ETA: What I mean is--it's funny that you should have been doing this on the same day that I was. I think "just today" is unclear, but I meant it emphatically--'today of all days?' And now the edit is longer than the original comment.)

Either way, it makes me feel much better to hear that someone else has this problem!

Edited at 2010-05-04 08:43 pm (UTC)
Gileonnengileonnen on May 4th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
*grin* Yes, today of all days. Possibly because it's a bright and sunny day with a hint of storms in the air--perfect for singing upbeat songs about child murder?
tempestsarekind: a broad rivertempestsarekind on May 4th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
Possibly--that sort of brightly ominous weather that could go either way.
the cold geniusangevin2 on May 4th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, one of my best friends sings cheery Scottish ballads about wife-beating to her baby. Who loves them. ;)
tempestsarekind: no party like a tudor partytempestsarekind on May 4th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Hee! This sounds like excellent child-rearing to me. I love it.
the love song of j. aimee prufrocke: phantasm | once she knew youfaeriemaiden on May 4th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)

I have very distinct memories of being six years old and belting out Steeleye Span's "The Prickly Bush" in the bath. It includes such as "for to save my body from the cold clay ground" and "I have come to see you hung upon the gallows tree", so... I probably gave up trying to smother my inborn morbidity lonnnng ago. :D
tempestsarekind: it is margaret you mourn fortempestsarekind on May 4th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Hee! I don't think I realized I had a morbid streak until I started listening to Steeleye Span! I'm sure it was always there, but that was when my friend brought it to my attention.
Constant Reader: made of AWESOMEskirmish_of_wit on May 4th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
I do this ALL THE TIME. "Isaiah fought but was easily bested / Burned his body for incurring my wrath / All right, all right, all right..."

I think this is the most appropriate icon I have. None of the others are even marginally rakish. Or death-oriented.
tempestsarekind: the romances are crazy yo!tempestsarekind on May 4th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Well, Wickham is pretty rakish. I say it works.

And yay! I'm glad to hear you do this too--it makes me feel like less of a menace to society. :)