Saturday, 29 November 2008


I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where they drink champagne
And it tastes just like Coca-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 dear 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

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

Well that’s the way that I want it to stay
And I 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 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 dear 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 I’m glad 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

The Kinks


GeL (Emerald Eyes) said...

(not sure if my other comment posted so forgive if you get a double)

I'm here via PV's blog. This song always appealed to me, I think, because it was so different. I remember (years ago...when I heard it.) Ingenious flow chart you made about the song!


Donn Coppens said...

It's amazing that Coke hasn't snapped up that song...if Michael Jackson had the rights he would whore it out like he did with the Beatles' Northern Songs catalogue.

Great chart indeed.

Gordie said...

"The holidays are coming,
The holidays are coming,
Go into a bar and
Pick up a transvestite."

Donn, you may just have the pulse of the nation there.

Gordie said...

Welcome, Gel.