A ‘musa inspiradora’ da música Lola, da banda The Kinks

ROCK TRANSEXUAL

A Cachaça da Happy Hour

Quis o destino que algumas mulheres mais afortunadas entrassem para a história do rock como musas inspiradoras de sucessos como Layla, de Eric Clapton, Julia, dos Beatles, ou Angie, dos Rolling Stones. Mas raras foram as que tiveram o privilégio de estrelar a seleta galeria de divas musicais com pelo menos três referências em sua homenagem, como foi o caso do transexual James Lawrence Slattery.

Com o nome artístico de Candy Darling, o ator norte-americano celebrizou-se entre as décadas de 60 e 70 do século passado em filmes do rei da pop-art Andy Warhol e foi eternizado em canções como Walk on the Wild Side, de Lou Reed, Citadel, dos Stones, e Lola, mega sucesso da banda inglesa The Kinks (no vídeo acima). Candy morreu de leucemia, no auge da carreira, em 1974, com apenas 29 anos.

Candy Darling - transexual

LOLA

The Kinks

I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes like cherry cola c.o.l.a. 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 L.o.l.a. Lola
La La La La Lola

Verse 2:

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 knees
said little boy, won’t you come home with me ?

Verse 3:

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 felt to the floor,
I got down on my knees
well I looked at her and she at me.

Verse 4:

That’s the way, that I want it to stay
And I always wanted 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
Said good boy gonna make you a man !”

Verse 5:

Well, I’m not the world’s most muscular man,
But I know what I am I’m glad I’m a man and so is Lola
la-la la-la Lola,

Lola, la-la la-la Lo-la, la-la la-la Lo-la, Lola,
la-la la-la Lo-la, (repeat and fade)

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