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Lola (Live 1979)

Lyrics

I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola [lp version:
Coca-cola]
See-o-l-a cola
full lyrics
I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola [lp version:
Coca-cola]
See-o-l-a cola
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
major key tonality
electric rhythm guitars
acoustic rhythm guitars
romantic lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Naples Italy, drag queens standing on the corner downtown with their silicone breasts hanging out!
Lola needs to get a adult and stop f**king children's
Watch your step at san diego navel docks lots of lolas
I Don't do chicks . . .but i dig L O LA. . . x.O
iam a musican n i love when the crowed gets into it
Boss
a_venesky
Long live the great Ray + Dave Davies!
Disco version?



















PAUL MACKIEWICZ says: "I'm not the worlds most masculine man, but I know what I am, and I'm glad I'm a man AND SO IS LOLA"

To be honest, while I believe it's pretty clear the intention of the song is that Lola is really a man, that excerpt could simply mean that the singer is a man and that both the singer and Lola are glad for that; not necessarily that both the singer and Lola are men.
The song is about an experience Ray's brother Dave had - his new friend had a 5 o'clock shadow by the end of the night. Dave is bisexual, so it really didn't matter...

Rock bands will come and rock bands will go, but rock-n-roll' s gonna go on forever. Long live the Kinks
ckone0814
Saw them at Shippensburg St College in PA right around the time this was recorded. What a blast!
I'm glad I'm a man, and so is lola (glad he is a man).
So you saw this exact Lola 50+ years ago? SUUUURE
Why are people so uptight about what ray Davies has written?
wenberep
This song is super great. The kinks are a band of the ages. A great live version too
aggielink
How are these romantic lyrics?
whitepuscife r z o m b i e
gross haha
j3ziente
Stop saying that Huggles who likes to snuggle with man muggles. I mean that's cool and all, but you're starting to sound like those Bieber freaks on Youtube
yep
Thank you, again, genome!
awesome
crying game
Miss Lopez, "I'm not the worlds most masculine man, but I know what I am, and I'm glad I'm a man AND SO IS LOLA"
so is she a girl or a guy? I have never been able to figure that out.
rjjb7
The Percy version is a quirky instrumental , for what its worth.
This live version is from "One For the Road" circa 1979/80. Why advertise it being from the Percy soundtrack, Pandora? This does a disservice to the Kinks. (they never correct the errors..)



dougdefeo
Love this song - would listen to it a thousand times over. The lyrics are great and keep you listening the whole time.
Where's the "great lyrics" tag for this song!?
amadeus_anto n i n
this song makes me giggle.
Not many men will tell of their excursions with transvestite s . I commend the Kinks for this. That's definitely something I would've taken to the grave.
L-L-L-L-LOLA !
Live version > album version
yeah, but the kid doesnt know it at first
i dont get it. so the song is about a girl who is realy a man?
great song, who left the lyrics on this page/?
renaehellman
awesome song!!!
feendogger
The lyrics listed here are such a joke. La la la la lousey.
This is the live version.
herecomes2mo r r o w
this is the song that Wierd Al wrote "Yoda" off of. teehee:)
oh my yoda, y-o-d-a, yo-ho-o, yoda :)

this song rocks

The version you have here comes from One for the Road, but you have it erroneously credited to the Kink Kronikles.
The little fabbot isn't attracted to a normal female but enjoys the company of a male-acting creature that is female in appearance only. And if he's as underage as he appears within the lyrics, then mr. Lola could be arrested as a pedophile too. The rest of us who came across Lola in the 1960s London pubs had a pretty good idea of what he was all about... and we kept our distance. Who would have ever guessed he would be immortalized in song.

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