knowing she would | Reviewer: R.J. | 6/11/12
The original title of this song was "Knowing she would" it was changed to a similar sounding title as the original was too racy at the time. Now you see the song makes complete sense.
wake up people!! | Reviewer: rodhardman | 5/11/12
look at the country of norway on a map, which is next
to England. listen to the lines about its time for bed
and she once had me. I am sure john was using a hidden
sexual meaning. norwegian wood = a hard erect penis
Only one song had drugs related to it... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/24/11
Hi! I'm the same person who put the insanely long review on "You've got to hide you love away" (I really don't know if they ever put it up...) But only one song had anything to do with drugs as far as I know. John Lennon admitted that "I am the Walrus" was written between two acid trips(This I confirmed after my friend Steve told me...). NO OTHER SONGS ARE RELATED TO DRUGS!!!!!!!! I love the beatles as you can probably tell by the one on the other song. Ask me anything from their birthdays to their shoe sizes, I'll know it. The only thing I WILL NOT TELL YOU is the story behind the "Fiendish Thingy" as that is an inside joke that only true beatlemaniacs know about. That is for you to find on your own, then you will learn the ways of the Beatles, young grasshopper. Thanx!
no trees in Norway..... | Reviewer: Doc | 3/30/11
There is NO wood in the room, that is why he sat on the floor...get it. there is a old line about there are no trees in norway, so when someone says that their decor is "norwegian wood" it means they have NO furniture, get it...
(it also refers to MJ, so it was a nice pun by John, as he did with tongue in cheek in many of his songs...
from Paul himself | Reviewer: ozdad | 1/5/11
McCartney said the final line of the song indicates that the singer burned the home of the girl:
Peter Asher [brother of McCartney's then-girlfriend Jane Asher] had his room done out in wood, a lot of people were decorating their places in wood. Norwegian wood. It was pine, really, cheap pine. But it's not as good a title, "Cheap Pine", baby. So it was a little parody really on those kind of girls who when you'd go to their flat there would be a lot of Norwegian wood. It was completely imaginary from my point of view but in John's it was based on an affair he had. This wasn't the decor of someone's house, we made that up. So she makes him sleep in the bath and then finally in the last verse I had this idea to set the Norwegian wood on fire as revenge, so we did it very tongue in cheek. She led him on, then said, "You'd better sleep in the bath." In our world the guy had to have some sort of revenge ... so it meant I burned the fucking place down ...
drgonzoatmpls | Reviewer: dave
This song is about a girl...that said...when the Beatles were introduced to marijuana by Bob Dylan...it definitely influenced/changed the style/sound of their music.
And this was written after they started smoking grass.
I love the Beatles!
And here.. nearly 50 years later...imo...nothing comes even close to touching it.
norwegian wood | Reviewer: joe
Norwegian wood was about a one night stand that Lennon had, not about smoking pot. Norwegian wood is just a typical wood that was used in those days. I once had a girl or shall I say she once HAD ME! She showed me her room.... We talked until 2 then she said, it's time for bed.. where the hell did you get the drug reference?
it's WEED, you clueless boobies | Reviewer: william
Just like the Doors "Light my Fire" and Jimi Hendrix's "Fire", this was another way of floating the idea of smoking marijuana back in the day. Norwegian wood was code for marijuana, just like "anonymous" said.
yeahhhh.. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/16/10
i agree that most lyrics dont have specific interpretations and r what u take fr them. but according to all lennon biographys including "john lennon: the life" by philip norman who studied the beatles for many years and has written an acclaimed beatles bio along w many other musical biographys, its about john's affair w his wife cynthia, w a woman they stayed w for a while who also married named sonny freeman whom he would spend hours talking to late at night, and the floors or walls or something were made out of norweigan wood where they would stay up late talking and drinking tea
Lololololol | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/23/10
You guys are all stupid, listen to the song, interperet it how you will, but don't debate about it. This is almost as stupid as arguing religion, or politics... Nobody wins, but everybody thinks they're right.
The Origin | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/7/10
So Lennon wrote this song after he had an affair with a journalist in america. It's a true story but when he relayed it to Paul they decided it would be funny if the character in the story lit her things on fire. Norwegian wood was a common type of wood in Britain that all the cheap furniture was made out of. The equivalent of our Wal-Mart Furniture if you live in the States.
It's about...... | Reviewer: MindSpray | 5/4/10
Who knows, but like someone else said, it struck me as possibly being about mj, then it occured to me no it's probably sex, and lit a fire is either mj or a cig
and upon a third reading, they both seemed wrong but i'm high as shti right now so its probably about herb. isn't it good?
RE: The Truth | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/10/10 | Reviewer: Michael
I highly agree my son. You post a very good point about John. However, at the same time John was also a very mystical type of person, so I believe in some of his songs he meant quite a bit. So I think it just differs from song to song...... IMO....
Antithesis | Reviewer: Demosthenes | 4/21/10
Just saying, you, "The Truth | Reviewer: Anonymous," really have it way off. This song could mean anything; quite possibly a lot of things they thought about while tripping balls. Either way, the Beatles have been an iconic image throughout the past few decades. These songs were meant to enjoy in whatever way you please. If people wish to find a secret meaning inside the text, they might, however, there is no real way to determine whether or not the Beatles thought the same way. You can argue as you wish, but I'm just throwing it out there: if you love the Beatles and their music, or just this song, you really have no reason to argue your point. Listen, interpret as you will, and reflect. Talk to each other and listen to points. Change your own belief based on the beliefs of others. But the main point is the Beatles longed for peace, drugs, and some amazing tunes. Keep them alive within us.
The Truth | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/10/10
You're all stupid, if you think this song means anything. John Lennon was a lyrical wordsmith who loved nothing more than to make idiots like you waste their time trying to interpret "hidden" meanings out of them. John Lennon loved to screw with people, he would have read all your reviews and laughed until he couldnt sing anymore. Have you ever heard I Am the Walrus? Can you figure out what it means? it means NOTHING!!! John wrote that song after he learned that a school teacher was making his students interpret The Beatles song lyrics. The song Glass Onion, says, "here's another clue for you all, the walrus was Paul." However in the Magical Mystery Tour movie the walrus was John, John wrote the song, and sang it. Paul couldn't have been the walrus, but he said it because he loved to watch idiots like you pour so much thought into something that had no meaning. He was trying to lead you in circles, and apparently, he succeeded. Oh and I dont know what Jimbo Slice is smoking, but even The Beatles wouldn't have touched that.