Late Night OTB – Lola

While “Meet Me In The Bathroom” by the Strokes might technically be more appropriate, the Kinks classic “Lola” is more my speed. Musically, I mean.

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-oh-el-aye 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
El-oh-el-aye 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 walked like a woman and talked 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 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
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Lola la-la-la-la 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 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
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

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James Joyner
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Comments

  1. rodney dill says:

    I like a number of the Kinks songs, its a good pick for OTB Late Night. These live performance videos always seem to yield quite a different rendition than the ‘canned’ recordings I’m used to listening to.

  2. Kent says:

    I prefer the Weird Al parody myself.

    I met him in a swamp down in Dagoba
    Where it bubbles all the time like a giant carbonated soda
    S O D A, soda

    I saw the little runt sitting there on a log
    I asked him his name and in a raspy voice he said “Yoda”
    Y O D A, Yoda
    Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    Well, I’ve been around, but I ain’t never seen
    A guy who looks like a muppet, but he’s wrinkled and green
    Oh, my Yoda
    Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    Well, I’m not dumb, but I can’t understand
    How he can lift me in the air just by raising his hand
    Oh, my Yoda
    Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    Well, I left home just a week before
    And I’ve never ever been a Jedi before
    But Obi Wan, he set me straight, of course
    He said, “Go to Yoda and he’ll show you the Force”

    Well I’m not the kind that would argue with Ben
    So it looks like I’m gonna start all over again
    With my Yoda
    Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    Yoda
    Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    So I used the Force
    I picked up a box
    I lifted some rocks
    While I stood on my head
    Well, I won’t forget what Yoda said

    He said, “Luke, stay away from the darker side
    And if you start to go astray, let the Force be your guide”
    Oh, my Yoda
    Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    “I know Darth Vader’s really got you annoyed
    But remember, if you kill him, then you’ll be unemployed”
    Oh, my Yoda
    Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    Well, I heard my friends really got in a mess
    So I’m gonna have to leave Yoda, I guess
    But I know that I’ll be coming back some day
    I’ll be playing this part ’till I’m old and gray

    The long-term contract that I had to sign
    Says I’ll be making these movies till the end of time
    With my Yoda
    Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda
    Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda
    Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

    Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda
    Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda