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As already stated above it reached #2 in the United Kingdom, it also peaked at #2 in Canada & Germany; plus on the Dutch Singles chart & in New Zealand it reached #1...
In 1980 a 'recorded live' version of "Lola" entered the Top 100 for a 6 week stay, peaking at #81...
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I think it says: "I asked her name and in a bedroom voice she said, Lola". Also, I prefer to hear it as: "but I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man and so does Lola".
I had the album in 1971. You're wrong.
It's the opposite of what you say.
Also: "and it tastes just like Coca-Cola".
"I'm not the world's most masculine man,
but I know what I am and in bed I'm a man
and so is Lola! la-la-la-la Lola, la-la-la-la Lola"
Perhaps if they actually were, it would clear up any misunderstandings of punctions and such!
Still a great song!
To Michael, Hong Kong, Hong Kong: The version I have goes 'Cherry Cola' and at the end 'I'm glad I'm a man and so is Lola' - so a bit of both versions according to you, but the best version I think :-)
Having asked that question, I'm glad you made the distinction between cross-dressers and gay men. And I'd like to say that transgenders are different from either.
A trans person is just as likely to have been living as "straight" as "gay" or "bi" or any other sexual orientation. On the other hand, trans people have, in reality, almost nothing in common with cross-dressers.
You see, before our transitions, we might sometimes wear the clothes of the "opposite" gender. But we do so in order to, if only for a moment, experience the sort of lives we want. A crossdresser, on the other hand, has no wish to be the gender whose clothes he/she wears.
OK, back to music....:-)
One almost expects the song to take an enlightened turn at "But when I looked in her eyes, I almost fell for my Lola." But, after the "Lola" refrain, we hear, "I pushed her away." From there, the song proceeds (or descends, depending on your opinion) to its culminating "lesson": "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's Lola."
By the way, Sean, I'm not writing this to admonish you. I have no right to do so because, I'm ashamed to admit, I didn't actually listen to the lyrics of this song until my gender transition was underway! Peace.
And just to be totally random, I had a rabbit named Lola once- when I bought her, they told me she was a male, so when I found out she was female, I *had* to call her Lola.
and one day I would love to meet a transvestite.
Except that the original version is more ambiguous and double-entendre'd: "I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man and so is Lola."
Could be interpreted as she's glad he's a man, too, There is no question with the alternate lyrics.
To help clear up some of the rumours: The Original verse was "Coca-cola". Also in this version, the lyrics at the end are "I know what I am and I'm glad, I'm a man, and so is Lo-la." This was changed in the later (BBC allowed) "cherry cola" version to "I know what I am in the bed, I'm a man, and so is Lo-la." Why? Possibly because British people like innuendos a LOT. (Not being racist, but Britain is the double-entrende capital!)
So funny. Funniest song. That would suck for the guy, probably midway through High School...first kiss is with a guy....Wow. What's this I hear about Lou Reed? [^Don't worry 'bout my ears folks (unless yur insensetive), I have a laptop]
The Original verse was "Coca-cola". Also in this version, the lyrics at the end are "I know what I am and I'm glad, I'm a man, and so is Lo-la."
This was changed in the later (BBC allowed) "cherry cola" version to "I know what I am in the bed, I'm a man, and so is Lo-la."
Why? Possibly because British people like innuendos a LOT. (Not being racist, but Britain is the double-entrende capital!)
But Lola smiled and took me by the hand..." and anyways, Who names their son Lola?
sorry brad you've been mislead!