"Apology Song" lyrics - THE DECEMBERISTS

"Apology Song"

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 saying 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 your bicycle had 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 about locking her up

Where has she gone?
Well, I bet she's on the bottom of a Frenchtown pond
Rudely abused on some hescher's joyride
So I wrote you this song
In the hopes that you'd forgive me even though it was wrong
Being so careless with a thing so great
And taking your poor Madeleine away, away, away, oh-oh-laaaaaaaa