Norwegian Wood - Part IV (the song)

There is probably not a single Beatles-song in the universe that everyone hasn´t heard at some point, and of course I recognized this. The lyrics really fit Murakami´s novel, the scene in the song might be any scene, with any two of the main characters in the book. It really nails the mood.

I chose this Alanis Morissette-version, because I love her. I can still remember the exact moment I first heard "You oughta know", and exactly how I felt...

(From trulycinderella, over at youtube.)

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.

(From lyricsfreak.)


  1. I was sitting in my bedroom in Dallas, Texas. I'd been home from England for a full year, and was mulling what my teenage years were going to shape up like. It was a week before my 16th birthday and on the radio that song was sandwiched either in between or along with "Nice Shot" from Filter and the first Silverchair single. 5 years after Nevermind changed everything in rock music. Anyway, that evening I decided that writing songs and dedicating myself to guitar was the way to go.

    1. And do you still write music? Or was it one of those decisions that turned out to be a first step towards something else?