So, guess I got old
I was like trash on the sidewalk
I guess I knew why
Often it's hard to just sweet talk

I was unused to you then
Old news, a noose to you then

You, you were like glue
Holding each of us together
I slept through July
While you made lines in the heather

I was unused to you then
Old news, a noose to you then

Fell for the ruse with you then
Old news, old news to you then

And I still see you when I try to sleep
I see the garden, the tower, the street
Call out to nobody, call out to me
Chip on the shoulder, the diamond, the teeth

Now I can see how
We were like dust on the window
Not much, not a lot
Everything stolen or borrowed

I was unused to you then
Old news, a noose to you then

Lyrics submitted by casiopt10, edited by nadolsw

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  • +4
    General CommentNORWEGIAN WOOD
    snakes11on May 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it's "holding each of us together"
    SensoryPartingon March 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso it's "ruse", not "roose"
    SensoryPartingon March 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat's it about?
    Pauperon February 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment1st verse: Guy realizes that he's the one who was the boring one in the relationship.
    2nd verse: He's living the life, just sleeping and thinking everything is OK in his failing relationship. Meanwhile, she's off doing her own thing and growing apart from him.
    3rd verse: He's upset and angry when he realizes that this girl was growing apart from him the whole time he thought nothing was wrong.
    4th verse:He finally understands that their relationship wasn't really a true relationship. They weren't as attached as he thought and they were really just living the cliches of other relationships.
    been2longon February 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    TranslationDoesn't anyone else think that the lyrics are:

    "I was unused to you then, old news, a noose to you then."
    nadolswon March 10, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI get that his relationship with her was all in his mind/dream/sleep.

    Call out to nobody call out to me...
    I was unused to you then..
    trash on the sidewalk..

    he is totally dreaming. sounds my lame ol' me for the time being.
    GrungyBeatleon May 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a young girl on an internet forum who doesn't exist. Robin, like many more people, kinda falls for her. She is the perfect match of youth, beauty, and intelligence. Add wit, charm, brilliant perception, and the cunning ability to "Work a room", and everyone is powerless to resist her.

    She has an entire history, a family tree, and enough tragedy in her life to pull anyone into her ruse. But she doesn't really exist at the other end. She is just a creation of someone's imagination and innocent intent.

    True story...
    LorelaiOksanaon October 24, 2013   Link
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    General Commentyes..
    LorelaiOksanaon November 06, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's Lorelei! Not Lorelai!
    dukedudezon June 02, 2011   Link

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