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The Albatross Songfacts says: Lyrically, the song alludes to Coleridge’s classic symbol of guilt in his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. With guilt comes blame and self-flagellation as Hayden Thorpe croons regretfully, “the secrets that I should have shared.”

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Albatross, albatross
How callous the ocean you cross?

I, I blame you, I blame you
For all of those things I've been through
Don't feel bad, don't…

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