Let's pretend it's a work of art / Let's pretend it's not my heart...'
Another song with a reflexive twist (cf. The Way You Say Good-Night): a love song that deprecates the love song.
'A single rose in your garden dwells / Like any rose it's not itself /
It is my love in your garden grows / but let's pretend it's just a rose'
I'm Sorry I Love You also undermines the idea of metaphor in the first verse (as indulged in extremis in A Pretty Girl is Like..., Love is Like Jazz, Love is Like a Bottle of Gin) and evokes Gertrude Stein's "A rose is a rose is a rose" [link] (cf. The Things We Did and Didn't Do).
- [Lyrics and guitar tab] from stephinsongs web site.