Norwegian Wood. Without the wood.




I liked how the Lou Reed and The Go Betweens wrote songs about nothing. This was an attempt to emulate that, and tells a tale of a boy going to a girl's house, then to the park, and then back to her house. There was nothing untoward about it (thus without the wood).

Clarke decorates the track with pristine vocals and Rogers plays the grooviest of basses. It is a great example of Ugly Music. It is filled with with inadequacy and insecurity, lyrically and musically.


Lyrics

She said, "Come in", I said, "No thanks"
So we sat in the park and I spoke freely
Of a river of love, and us on opposite banks
If I had a canoe, I know just where I’d be

  When I’m insecure, I need her more and more
  Let me open your door, I need to know for sure

Back to her house, and inside I said
Things aren’t big on the outside
Not just your home, so don’t act blind
If you won’t love me, tell if you can lie

  When I’m insecure, I need her more and more
  Let me open your door, I need to know for sure

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