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.

What the hell is that supposed to mean?

There are 4 comments on this post

  1. Why is that familar to me?? I see a video in my head…for a song I don’t remember…

  2. Don’t try to understand John Lennon. It’ll only make your head hurt. But for what it’s worth, he’s quoted in Anthology saying that the song was written about his extramarital affairs.

  3. It means “Hey Cynthia, I’m cheating on you!”

  4. Norweigian Wood is a homaphone for “Knowing she would.”

    The meaning is that he enjoyed his flirtation but did not take advantage, and isn’t it good knowing she would?

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