"Norway" as written by and Alex Kristian Scally Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand....
We were sleeping till
You came along
With your tiny heart
You let us in the wooden house
To share in all the wealth

Don't you know it's true?
Norway-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay
Norway-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay

Seven figures leap the hungry mouths
The beast, he comes to you
He's a hunter for a lonely heart
In the season of the sun

Don't you know it's true?
Norway-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay
Norway-ay-ay, ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay

Where you thinking that you gotta run to now
With the beating of a tiny heart?
Hang on to the things that you're supposed to say
Millions of stars, they open to your fate

Norway


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"Norway" as written by Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally

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  • +4
    My InterpretationEveryone has their own interpretations of this song obviously.

    I interpret this song being about addiction. I'm currently battling an addiction to heroin, and I can completely relate to this song. The Beast he comes to you, he's a hunter for a lonely heart in the season of the sun. That verse still makes me tear up everytime, since this addiction, this disease, this devil, this beast, has found it's way to my lonely heart.

    I'm sure this song isn't about heroin addiction, but the fact that I can strongly relate to it is enough for me.

    Plus, that strung out guitar during the verses? Bending up and down in pitch?

    This is a very powerful song. It will stay with me forever.
    helloofireeon September 10, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSNOW WHITE.
    danielle76on December 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOn the contrary, I don't think it's actually about Norway the country. During this interview Victoria Legrand said it herself: "Well, it’s not specifically about Norway, it’s what happens when your imagination is triggered by something that is very powerful visually. And I understand what you mean, but at the same time, I hate when things are too literal, too direct." (flavorwire.com/68331/…)

    When I first heard the song I'd thought the lyrics of the chorus were 'No way' instead of 'Norway' which leads me to this interpretation of the song...

    There's an affair theme going throughout the album and the song before this 'Silver Soul' is about falling in love and stuff and in this song, I think the girl has found out she is pregnant, hence 'You came along with your tiny heart'. But when she informs the guy, or her partner of this news, 'Don't you know it's true?' he responds with 'No way' and if you imagine a really dramatised slow motioned image of someone saying that like, 'Noooooooo way' it can sound like 'Norway'. As Victoria Legrand has said "I’m very intrigued by words and how words change shape."

    So this reaction of his sort of demonstrates that they're not ready for a relationship, like now if they had a child everything would be like set in stone and serious and that's why the last verse is like "Where you thinking that you gotta run to now/ With the beating of a tiny heart?"

    And after this event the affair isn't the same anymore.... that's why the next song on the album, 'Walk in the Park' is about getting over a break up?

    pastelpurpleon October 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's "diamond heart"

    and "don't you know it's true"
    Havenspearon November 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this. The "norwaaaaaaay" part always gets stuck in my head. C:
    mchrisseeon January 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the parts where the synth gradually detunes. Beautiful song.
    TerraTempus25on June 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song, so dreamy. Cheers to fvlc for putting up the lyrics...
    Music_Is_Emotionon December 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuh, it's definitely "tiny heart." the original version of the song was "tiny hands," but she changed it to heart.
    patm718on December 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand, "the beast, he comes to you"
    patm718on December 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust want to say that this album is so lush and has amazing pop meolodies...

    As far as the meaning goes, I believe it's about a girl who is very trusting of others when looking for love. The tiny heart makes it easier to take and this girl is willing to hand it over quickly because they want a relationship so bad. However, this leads to giving your heart to the wrong person. The song says "Seven figures leap the hungry mouths" which to me refers to yearly income. So a rich guy is trying to use his power to use lonely willing women. In the end the song asks "Where you thinking that you gotta run to now with the beating of a tiny heart?" This person has fallen victim to a man who will do whatever it takes for cheap sex while she clings to false love.

    I love the last line "Millions of stars, they hold onto your breath." She says the right things, maybe even to reject the guy who wants her, but in the end her words fall short and like stars they become old and a former shell. It doesn't matter what you said because it might as well have never been said at all.
    lbwmobsteron January 15, 2010   Link

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