Alexander Averin

Saturday, 8 May 2010

It's Lola and Layla!

I have taken the liberty of posting two songs for the letter 'L'. One is especially for Frances in New York but I love it too and it certainly takes me back.


I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola
C-O-L-A cola
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name and in a DARK BROWN voice she said Lola
L-O-L-A Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

Well I'm not the world's most physical guy
But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
Oh my Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

Well we drank champagne and danced all night
Under electric candlelight
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
And said little boy won't you come home with me
Well I'm not the world's most passionate guy
But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my Lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

I pushed her away
I walked to the door
I fell to the floor
I got down on my knees
Well I looked at her and she at me

Well that's the way that I want it to stay
And I'll always want it to be that way for my Lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

Well I'd left home just a week before
And I'd never ever kissed a woman before
But Lola smiled and took me by the hand
And said little boy I'm gonna make you a man

Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and IN BED I'm a man
And so is Lola
Lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola
Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola


I am a huge Clapton fan and this song means a lot to me.


What'll you do when you get lonely
And nobody's waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride.

Layla, you've got me on my knees.
Layla, I'm begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind.

I tried to give you consolation
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned my whole world upside down.

Let's make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane.
Please don't say we'll never find a way
And tell me all my love's in vain.


blackbird said...

Both are great songs and I'm right back there with you.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Two very famous "ladies".

CAMILLA said...

Love these two songs Cait, two of my favourite artists too. I used to play a lot of music by The Kinks in the sixty's, think I have all of their original vynal somewhere, ah takes me back.!


Frances said...

Cait ... you are terrific! Many thanks for both of these tunes. Each is a gem, and carries many connected memories.

Now, you know I am a big Kinks supporter ... remember when you reach W!

M has many possibilities. I am going to bask in the joy of the double L's and leave the M's to others.

Thank you. xo

DJ Kirkby said...

OMG! I love both of these songs! thanks for posting them and bringing back so many memories.

laurie said...

i love the kinks. you are reminding me (in an odd way) of when i was 13 and went to my very first concert--Neil Diamond. it was my birthday, and i hoped against hope that somehow he would know and sing to me. instead, he sang "happy birthday" to some other girl in the crowd.

the friends i was with wanted to shout out that he now sing to ME but i knew he wouldn't sing happy birthday twice. i said, "if he just sings 'kentucky woman' i'll be happy." (i was born in kentucky.)

next song: "kentucky woman." i thought i'd die from the thrill of it.

Cottage Garden said...

I could listen to these two songs all day - bravo choices Cait!!

We went to see Eric Clapton at the O2 Arena a couple of months ago - he was brilliant of course and LAYLA is such a special song.