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The Kinks: Lola Meaning

Song Released: 1970

Lola 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...


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    May 11th, 2020 5:55pm report

    Isn't it obvious? Its about a dude who's drunk and meets a transvestite person and the dude's like oh crap its not lola its a dude and yeah


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    Feb 18th, 2020 2:24pm report

    On the Coca-Cola version of LOLA the last line is.....I know what I am in bed, I'm a man and so is Lola. This means when you drop your linen the truth be told.


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    Nov 29th, 2018 11:57pm report

    A light hearted 1970 song about a young inexperienced guy who thinks he meets his first encounter with a hot chick, but the chick’s a transvestite man and the guy gets drunk and doesn’t no what the hell to do. Came out when I was in jr high. All the kids liked it Cuz it was upbeat and the kinks were a pretty cool stoner band. Everyone used the song as a joke. Kids would kid each other for being whimpy and say oh look at Little Lola. You eating a pizza? No fool-it’s Lola.


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    Oct 1st, 2018 10:19pm report

    you folks need to watch the 1930 German film by Josef von Sternberg The Blue Angel. Marlena Dietrich spells it all out for you...Lola lola.


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    May 30th, 2018 5:35am report

    About a lady boy


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    Mar 25th, 2018 3:02pm report

    A favorite of mine. It’s light-hearted, doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s not a deep song, nor meant to be; it’s just fun. It’s almost saying “hey, we all do things that surprise ourselves, but it doesn’t change who we are.” The song also tells the listener, don’t take things too seriously.


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    Jul 27th, 2017 7:12am report

    You are all in the wrong century. It is about the transvestites or female impersonators in many clubs in London at the time. The singer meets what he thinks is a beautiful woman, gets drunk with "her", and "she" takes him off to make him a man where he discovers "she" is, too.

    Officially, it is based on an experience had by the Kinks' manager, but it is very possible to be based on episodes Ray Davies had in New York and Paris.


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    Jul 27th, 2017 7:08am report

    I think it's about him falling in love with a transgender...


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    Jul 26th, 2017 7:40pm report

    This song is about a man going to a dance club and being asked by a woman to dance. The man feels a very masculine vibe from "Lola" and is not exactly sure why until later in the night..

    Towards the end the song says "girls will be boys and boys will be girls; it's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world" - I think that this was him acknowledging that people will switch genders, but at the same time he was not interested in changing his sexuality when he sang "Well I'm not the world's most masculine man,
    but I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man,".

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