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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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    UnregisteredMay 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    It was a discreet way of saying that he (john) was having an affair with out cyn finding out. Paul came up with the bit about buring the house down btw.
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    AnnaKyleJan 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    I've been listening to this song since I was a little girl. At the age of around ten I thought that because the narrator in the song didnt get to sleep with the girl that he had set the house on fire.
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    meanmrmustardNov 8, 2009 at 9:17 am
    i read a book which was one of the last interviews with john lennon and he said that he wrote the song about an affair he was having. he wanted it to be very discreet so his wife wouldnt suspect a thing

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