Lola (Ray Davies)

Lola (Ray Davies) 5:02

June 2018
Vocals (Harv, Other Guy), Background (The Funks vs. The Sheik & Abdullah The Butcher in Japan 1977), Trap (ButtonBass)

Video – Harvey Dog

Video – The Kinks Live 1973


“adjusted” by Harvey Dog
Starring: Harv & Friend

Old Soho - Drawing by Harvey Dog


Friend: This should be pretty good…Funks Sheik Abdullah…in Japan….bloodbath anyone? oh oh..I recognize that look. What’s happened Harv?

scene 1

Harv: ok, well, um, I met her in a club down in old Soho. You know old Soho?
Friend: I know old Soho
Harv: Yeh, ya know, it’s the place where you drink champagne…it tastes just like cherry-cola (I hate cherry cola)
Friend: What about regular coke? You know what I mean.
Harv: Oh, I know what you mean (2x) So, anyway, she walked up to me and she asked me to dance.
Friend: That sounds good
Harv: …and then, I thought. Oh why not, Harv…so I asked her her name
Friend: Whoa whoa slow down there Casanova…hahaha
Harv: …and in a dark brown voice she said, Lola
Friend: Lola?
Harv: L O L A Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Friend: ok Harv

scene 2

Harv: So, anyway, you know, I’m not the world’s most physical guy
Friend: Maybe not
Harv: I’m more of an intellectual…ya know?
Friend: If you say so Harv
Harv: So anyway, she squeezed me so tight, she nearly broke my spine!!
Friend: Back to the gym!
Harv: I’m not dumb
Harv: What are you laughing at?
Friend: Oh nothing Harv
Harv: Funny funny…anyway I can’t understand, ummm…well
Friend: Spit it out Harv
Harv: Welllll….she walks like a woman…
Friend: yeh yeh
Harv: …but she talks like a man
Friend: A man?
Harv: Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

scene 3

Friend: You sound like 2 people there Harv. Well, what happened next?
Harv: Well we drank champagne, we danced all night
Friend: That sounds good
Harv: Do you remember much of old Soho?
Friend: I remember a little of old Soho
Harv: They have electric candlelight, and we’re sitting there and suddenly, well, she picks me up and puts me on her knee
Friend: Whoa! What did you do next?
Harv: Well she said “Little boy won’t you come home with me”
Harv: Stop laughing (2x)
Friend: ok ok
Harv: Well, you know… I’m not the world’s most passionate guy
Friend: Maybe the second
Harv: I know I know. Then I looked into her eyes and…well…
Friend: Spit it out
Harv: I almost fell for my Lola
Friend: Whoa
Harv: La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola. Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

scene 4

Friend: There’s 3 of you now Harv, go on go on
Harv: So I pushed her away
Friend: You what?! What?!!
Harv: I pushed her away
Friend: You pushed her!
Harv: No no no not physically…
Friend: What?!
Harv: …metaphorically
Friend: I hope so Harv, I hope so, I hope so
Harv: So get a load of this… I walked to the door, then…ok…I fell to the floor
Friend: How drunk were you Harv?
Harv: Not that bad, not that bad. So I got down on my knees
Friend: yeh yeh
Harv: and I looked at her and she looked at me
Friend: yeh yeh
Harv: I looked at her, she looked at me
Friend: yeh yeh yeh
Harv: …and then I…no no no…that’s the way that I want it to stay
Friend: You can’t do that
Harv: I always want it to be that way…for my Lola
Friend: No fair Harv. What happened?
Harv: Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
Friend: What do you mean by that?
Harv: Oh nothing…just that it’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world …you know…except for Lola. La-la-la-la Lola
Friend: You can’t end the story like that. What happened?
Harv: I always want it to be that way
Friend: You gonna see her again Harv?
Harv: Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
Friend: What kind of ending is that? Come on Harv. So, was she or is she a man?

Written by: Raymond Douglas Davies

Drawings for “Lola” video


  • The third of the Harv & The Other Guy series.
  • This is the second video I used a bunch of my own “drawings”. Not really drawings – more lyrics with embellishment.
  • Will there be a 4th Harv & The Other Guy “performance”? …maybe?

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