The Beatles — Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Album: Rubber Soul
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Released: 1965-12-03
Length: 2:01
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I once had a girl
Or should I say, she once had me?
She showed me her room
Isn't it good, Norwegian wood?

She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair

I sat on a rug
Biding my time, drinking her wine
We talked until two
And then she said, "It's time for bed"

She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh
I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath

And when I awoke
I was alone, this bird had flown
So I lit a fire
Isn't it good, Norwegian wood?
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{#Eek} 9 votes of 1 {#Stupid} I don't understand the Trump Presidency either.
 bindi wrote:
such a relief after Oasis.  These guys were original.

 
You know, you're still right 3+ years on. This followed Oasis's "To Be Where There's Life" and it was sweet relief.  
Hey, these guys sound pretty ok.  They do anything else?
how good is this song?

how good is this whole album?

man - i really really wish they'd done about 3 or 4 or 5 or 10 more albums....   
Thank you.

Everybody in my churches loves this song...
 
The Oasis remedy, Thanks, Bill
wow
 fredriley wrote:
I don't know about Norwegian wood (is that when Lars gets a stiffie?), so instead here's a nice picture of a Norwegian Blue parrot. And now, thou shalt repeat the sacred Dead Parrot Sketch...

Photo of Norwegian Blue parrot

 
Listening intently, I see. Must be something in dem-ise.
 fredriley wrote:
I don't know about Norwegian wood (is that when Lars gets a stiffie?), so instead here's a nice picture of a Norwegian Blue parrot. And now, thou shalt repeat the sacred Dead Parrot Sketch...

Photo of Norwegian Blue parrot

 
Beautiful plumage!
 fredriley wrote:
I don't know about Norwegian wood (is that when Lars gets a stiffie?), so instead here's a nice picture of a Norwegian Blue parrot. And now, thou shalt repeat the sacred Dead Parrot Sketch...

 
{#Clap}



Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 


I'll dance to this...

 
 dmax wrote:


Well, three of them are dead.


 



Ya know, I'll never forget my middle school music teacher who taught us about the "Paul is Dead" hoax. We watched a documentary on the Beatles and would play certain songs backwords to listen for hidden "satanic" messages or clues to the hoax. If she tried to do that in a school today she'd be fired but, that woman taught us more about what it meant to be a fan of music and that you could have fun with it and still take it seriously at the same time.
 SweTex wrote:
Would love to see these guys live. Does anyone know if they're touring?
 
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Oh Jeez, I've heard it all now. Is there, or what is the hidden meaning of "Norwegian Wood"? Does it mean:

A) Retaliation for not putting out?
B) Larz gets a stiffy?
C) A chair (that he burns)?
D) A house (that he burns down)?
E) Marijuana?
F) A type of rat?

Nope. None of the above. Art_Carnage (I think) got it right a while back. "Norwegian Wood" is a phonetic play on words to disguise the lyrics "Knowing she would", which coincidentally is exactly what the song is about. There is nothing vindictive or devious about the lyrics. It is about the wonderful feeling of someone intimately opening up (possibly) their heart and their personal life to you, albeit for a short time, without actually getting "to know" her, and your loneliness and longing afterwords. The best composers take a complicated subject and make it simple (rather than the other way around), and that is what the Beatles achieved in "Norwegian Wood". A very well written and felt song.



absolutely awesome...  love it...

 
I don't know about Norwegian wood (is that when Lars gets a stiffie?), so instead here's a nice picture of a Norwegian Blue parrot. And now, thou shalt repeat the sacred Dead Parrot Sketch...

Photo of Norwegian Blue parrot

Lovely.
 dmax wrote:


Well, three of them are dead.


 
{#Rolleyes}  Proven to be a hoax.  Just another Beatles "gotcha."