“Lola” by The Kinks – SteemitCentral Lyrics Challenge – Day 56 / 60

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“Girls will be boys and boys will be girls, It's a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world – except for Lola”

song ~ “Lola”  
artist ~ The Kinks  


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, la-la-la-la 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, la-la-la-la Lola
Well, I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walk like a woman but talk like a man
Oh my Lola, la-la-la-la Lola, la-la-la-la 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
La-la-la-la 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
La-la-la-la Lola
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world – except for Lola
La-la-la-la 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 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
La-la-la-la Lola     (Image source)


Kinks’ leader and lyricist Ray Davies has said that  “Lola”  was inspired by an actual encounter that the band’s manager had experienced. 

Boys will be Girls

“Lola”  tells the story of an innocent young man who has just come to London. He goes to Soho and enters a club, where he socializes, drinks, dances, and almost gets swept off his feet by a beautiful … a beautiful transvestite. 

Girls may be Darlings

Some people have claimed that it was based on a date that Davies had with Candy Darling, who had gained (15 minutes of) notoriety as a member of Andy Warhol’s circle of “superstars”  at his New York studio The Factory. Davies denied that, stating that although he and Candy did in fact have dinner together, he was aware of Candy’s gender identity. 

Boys must be Boys

Owing to its supposedly controversial subject matter, the song was banned for a while in both the UK and Australia. A typical over-reaction, in our “mixed up muddled up … world.”    (Image source … Thanks, Andy!)

“Lola”  ranks among the 500 greatest songs, as listed by both Rolling Stone magazine and the New Musical Express (NME) magazine.    
The Kinks – "Lola"  (Right-click to hear on YouTube)
Lyrics by Ray Davies, courtesy of – AZLyrics.com
References – Wikipedia
For another reference to the aforementioned Candy Darling, click here to see my post re– “Walk on the Wild Side”  

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Great song. One of the classics.

Love this idea of the lyrics challenge. Perhaps you would be interested in doing some cross-promotion between this challenge and Steemit Open Mic. Let me know it you're interested.


Hi, Glad you like the song. It is indeed a timeless classic.

I spend most of my time and efforts on Steemit creating content, and do not get very involved in promotion. What exactly did you have in mind?

I imagined the situation in my mind when I read. It is really good song :) congrats


That the goal... to help people imagine a better reality. :-)

Sir, I saw a lot of benefit in seeing your post
All your posts are so beautiful
That's how we work with you

Nice lyrics everyone have to gain some knowledge from that lyrics


Glad you like them.


I see you recently joined Steemit. When you posts comments, it's best to base them on some relevant and valid commentary. Just engaging in idle or exaggerated praise is ultimately pointless.

p.s. I am NOT the best human. In fact, there are a number of humans who are far better than me.


Glad you love it.


Glad you like them.


What is it? Is everything OK??!!

Nice + beautiful lyrics everyone have to gain some knowledge from that lyrics
you are the genius


Well, in fact, the lyric-writer is the genius.

Lyrics are good for the soul.you are a genius.Actually your post is so beautiful you can improve one day.Great song. One of the classics.20190218_105106.jpgI understand 90 percent of you in this post. If you post more beautifully, we will understand better and we can improve. Thank you for posting this type, we want you to be able to improve one day.


Ya, I hope one day to improve. That's highly unlikely, but who knows..... ?


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Es ist eine Sensation für mich, dass Lola hier wieder auftaucht.
Absolutes Lieblingslied zu meiner Zeit!
Ich könnte sofort ins schwärmen geraten.
Die Zeit, die Musik, die Mädels und natürlich immer "Meinen Alten im Nacken". -Respektvoll gemeint -

Danke für diese Erinnerung.

Der Filosof

Крутяк!! Просто полный шикардос))

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there are songs that have such a beautiful message, and few people stop to interpret the lyrics. It's nice to remember this song again

good song ;)

One of the oldies but goodies. Thanks @majes.tytyty.

las letras en ingles suenan mejor, la traducción muchas veces es difícil de entender, pero igual parece ser buena canción, nota persona mi ingles es malo así que en las canciones en ingles solo me gusta su sonido aunque no entienda nada