TOP 10 COUNTDOWN – STORY SONGS (The toughest gig in songwriting) # 7

Posted: August 2, 2012 by Dale Nickey in List
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By Dale Nickey:

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NUMBER – 7

Lola – The Kinks (Songwriter Ray Davies)

For most people my age, Lola was the first introduction to transgender culture. Head Kink, Ray Davies tells this shaggy dog story about a chance encounter with a hot trannie at a Soho club. Confusion, self-examination and romance ensue. One of those Classic Rock lyrics most boomers could recite from memory if they really sat down a gave it a try,  Ultimately, the verdict of this mini morality play falls on the side of love and  acceptance. Further, Ray sings it with a conviction that makes one wonder if this story was fiction or reportage.

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  8. Patti Hurlbut says:

    Funny story! Interesting that, in the end, he comes to accept Lola for who he/she is. Pretty advanced thinking for its time period. I never get tired of this song, ’cause I love the Kinks! and, BTW, nice video!! decent sound for a TV show.

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