Apology Song - The Decemberists

I'm really sorry Steven,
But your bicycle's been stolen.
I was watching it for you
'till you came back in the fall.
Guess I didn't do such a good job after all.
I was feeling really sorry Steven
and I spent all morning grieving,
and everybody's sayin that you'll take the news gracefully.
Somehow I don't think I'll be getting off that easily.

I meant her no harm when I left her unlocked outside
The Orange Street Food Farm.
I was just running in didn't think I'd be that long.
I came out she was gone,
and all that was there was some bored old dog
leashed up to the place where you bicycle'd been.
Guess we'll never see poor Madeleine again.

Let this be consolation Steven,
that all the while you were in England,
I treated her with care and respect and gave her lots of love
and I was usually pretty good 'bout locking her up.

Where has she gone,
well I bet she's on the bottom of a French Town pond,
rudely abused on some heshner's joyride.

So I wrote you this song,
in the hopes that you'd forgive even though it was wrong,
being so careless with a thing so great,
and taking your poor Madeleine away.
Away.
Away.

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