Lola Lyrics - kinks

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I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola [LP version:
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 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

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LISTEN you fools!!! | Reviewer: Great White MILF Hunter | 2/13/13

The last verse of the "official" printed lyrics is not actually what they sing.


Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man

Actually sung:

Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and in bed I'm a man

There is NO DOUBT Lola is a tranny!!

lyrics | Reviewer: glenn | 2/19/12

i have a DJ album that contains the lyrics taste just like coca-cola.i have heard other albums that say cherry-cola.was the original album recalled.i have kink kronicles album with index card with dates and times the songs were first aired is this rare

Oh, Tina, you poor thing! | Reviewer: Rob | 9/3/10

You actually think Lola is a woman like yourself? Well, keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel comfortable in your mixed up, muddled up, shook up world in which you try to ignore that sometimes "girls will be boys and boys will be girls."

Lola Lola | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/24/10

I love this song, I love the Kinks. One of my first jobs was working with bassist Peter Quafes dad. He hated Ray and Dave Davies, as a result he didn't exactly offer any insights. I heard another version of the songs origin, was that Ray was living with a tranny for a while, but who knows, I still love him and his music.

Who's who in the zoo ... ? | Reviewer: Tim Hine | 5/11/10

The rythm and tempo of this song was typical of the Kinks, who had a great sound. But the success of it was largely due to the kinkyness of the words and the topic of the song. It held a fascination for many listeners because it was an early forerunner of the far more open talk about trannys, gays, lesbians and bi-sexuals and thus it had an almost off-centre fascination. It was also pretty funny and an up-beat song too with the rawness of the Kinks sound adding to the raw reality of the topic. A great sound, song and foot-tapping laugh!

The truth | Reviewer: Sierra | 11/8/09

the actual story behind this song is that the kinks band manager was out with the band in soho and was dancing with a transvestite and when he was asked if he saw the "stubble" he replied "yeah but i was too pist to care".

Loinks | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/26/08

i love the kinks, and this song reminds me of Tim Curry in rocky horror picture show

watch the movie, and you shall see what i mean

it truly is one of the most disturbing movies ever made, even if it is the greatest :P

ha ha either way i love this song and the band

She is a lady and Coca cola | Reviewer: Benet | 8/13/08

For most people that may read this it is such a great song ¡!; like in any good art you can believe what you wanna believe: is a lady?, or is a travestite?; it doesn´t matter, I think it is more about the fun and adventure of an encounter in a "kinky" place that anything else. A lot of fun.
Another thing: while back in 1970 the BBC made Ray change the lyrics to cherry cola right now, at least i Spain the Coca Cola Co. has a TV commercial with the song.

It is | Reviewer: Gary | 8/3/08

The Kinks are one of my all time fave bands, Ray Davies is a very sarcastic writer and also a very social-conscious writer. As for Lola, the song was actually based on a real life "adventure" that Ray Davies has, and yes it is about a transvestite. For anyone who knows England, the Soho district of London is a big clubbing district known for it's homosexual bars and clubs.

Is it or Isnt it? | Reviewer: The Enemy | 4/16/08

The general urban legend is that the song is about a transvestite, but when I first heard it til now and even reading the lyrics, I've always thought it was about a "Amazon" type woman, and he is a little intimidated as a man, because she is bigger than him

Last Line of Lyrics | Reviewer: Tina | 2/12/08

I assumed he was saying that Lola is a man too...and that has always bugged me. How could a man make a man out of another man??? It takes a real woman to do that. :D

Now, that I have actually read the lyrics, I absolutely think he is saying that Lola is glad he's a man too. As a woman, I can relate to that feeling.

Ray and Dave Davies | Reviewer: Bob | 1/15/08

The printed lyrics on this website say: “I asked her her name and in a DARK BROWN voice she said Lola” but I remember it as “I asked her her name and in a Afro-um voice she said Lola”
They never really do say Lola is a man. The last line…”I’m glad I’m a man….and so is Lola” can be taken either as Lola is also happy that her man is a man, or that Lola is a man too.
A great song!!
I had good fortune of seeing the Kinks do this in concert back in the very very early 70’s. And of course it was the song “You really got me” that really brought the house down.
Peace!! And keep the faith!!

Lola by the Kinks | Reviewer: Matt | 9/27/07

I never listened to the lyrics close enough and I actually just realized this is about a transvestite!

A song I was named after | Reviewer: Lola | 8/2/07

I was born in the late 70's and lets just say my parents were eperimental with "hippie type" extraciricular activities...After a really good trip, they came up with the name for their 2nd child. So, here I am! Although, I'm really not a transvestite!

Nostradamus like! | Reviewer: Domenic Staltare | 6/15/07

The boys were singing back in the 60's about what everyone now is openly seeing and spewing about,except the Kinks were probably doing it for a joke then.It is'nt anymore !

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