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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: 5 Songs EP
  Song: Apology Song

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    E      A      B       E           Ab             C#m     A A
I'm really sorry, Steven,    but your bicycle's been stolen
      E                        F#                   A  
I was watching it for you 'til you came back in the fall
          F#                        A          B  B
I 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

C#m            A           E                             Ab
I meant her no harm when I left her unlocked outside the Orange Street Food Farm
C#m                A                            E      Ab Ab
I was just running in, didn't think I'd be that long
C#m                 A         E                           Ab
I came out, she was gone, and all that was there was some bored old dog, 
C#m               A                            E
Leashed up to the place where your bicycle had been
              A              B         E
I guess we'll never see poor Madeline again

E      A      B      E      Ab      C#m C#m    A A
E      F#     A      F#     A       B  B

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 the French Town Pond, 
Rudely abused on some heshner's joy ride
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 Madeline away 

E      A      B      E      Ab      C#m C#m    A A
E      F#     A      F#     A