Monday, July 13, 2009

Norwegian Wood

It's a song, it's a book, it's a type of wood and it's also... a rude innuendo.

The song: a Beatles song based on John Lennon's extramatrital affairs and perhaps paying a little too much attention to the decor of his mistress's dwelling?

The book: a 1987 novel set in the 1960s. It's about a guy, Toru, who looks back on his days at university and the two relationships he develops with two very different women. It's a nostalgic story about the loss of love - but it is not JUST a love story. Oh, and one of the girls likes the song...

The wood: aparently it's a type of cheap pine?

The rude innuendo: you figure it out (clue: personify it).

"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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