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Eric Clapton - Layla Lyrics

Song details
TitleLayla
ArtistEric Clapton
AlbumPlay The Blues [2011], Track 7
Time Pieces (Vol.1 & 2) [2010], Track 4
Complete Clapton [2007], Track 10
After Midnight Live [2007], Track 4 Disc 2
The Best of Eric Clapton (20th Century Masters) [2004], Track 5
Ballads [2003], Track 13
One More Car One More Rider [2002], Track 7 Disc 2
Unplugged [1992], Track 7
Crossroads [1988], Track 14 Disc 2
Rainbow Concert [1973], Track 1
Icon [1973], Track 5
GenreBlues, Classical, Rock
Duration08:02
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Song lyrics
What will you do when you get lonely
When nobody's waitin' by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long;
You know, it's just your foolish pride.

Layla, you got me on my knees. Layla,
I'm begging darling please. Layla,
Darling, won't you ease my worried mind?

I tried to give you consolation;
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you;
You turned my whole world upside down.

Layla, you got me on my knees. Layla,
I'm begging darling please. Layla,
Darling, won't you ease my worried mind?

Let's make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane.
Please don't say we'll never find a way
And tell me all my love's in vain.

Layla, you got me on my knees. Layla,
I'm begging darling please. Layla,
Darling, won't you ease my worried mind?

Layla, you got me on my knees. Layla,
I'm begging darling please. Layla,
Darling, won't you ease my worried mind?
corrected on December 7th, 2011
written by Clapton, Eric Patrick / Gordon, Jim
copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc.

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19-09-2010 12:51 idanosh6 
idanosh6
 
2,898 posts
28-05-2009 22:33 ruta 
ruta
 
1 posts
Perfect!!
21-04-2009 22:10 Gator1955 
Gator1955
 
25 posts
This song is the epitome of a rock song. It's full of blues, guitar riffs, heart-felt lyrics and for those who know the story behind the song, it's easy to tell this song came from great anguish for Eric. He was in love with George Harrison's wife, Pattie Boyd.

The piano solo written by Jim Gordon just completes the song. The slide guitar by Duane Allman against Eric's bent notes is just superb. Because this song incorporates all the parts of rock and roll in one song, it's the song I have people listen to when trying to explain the phenomenon of rock and roll.

If an alien came down from space and wanted to understand rock, this song would be the one I'd play for them. The acoustic version is nice, but the original conveys the pain, anguish and turmoil Eric was feeling when he wrote this CLASSIC ROCK MASTERPIECE.
08-10-2008 22:54 LibraSue 
LibraSue
 
233 posts
Amazing!
02-10-2007 18:35 Pineapplechic 
Pineapplechic
 
101 posts
I love this song, i heard the acoustic version first, but i love them both equally. I recently saw a tv special about Pattie Boyd, and when i found out that Something (by george harrison) AND this song were about her, i was totally jealous. how awesome would it be to have two great songs written about u?
18-03-2007 17:32 DarXide 
DarXide
 
6,282 posts
Quite a good song.. but feels like it's way old. From the music and the vocalist I don't really know how old it is but oh well
21-02-2006 05:21 veenzie_cool 
veenzie_cool
 
2,536 posts
cool song!!!
21-02-2006 05:19 numandina 
numandina
 
6 posts
Frickin' awesome.
08-12-2005 17:00 yumarlenehesayz 
yumarlenehesayz
 
3,893 posts
good song! very good....
08-12-2005 16:59 hearts_shatter 
hearts_shatter
 
100 posts
ahhhhhhhh. one of my favorite songs ever.
01-12-2005 20:23 Melarien 
Melarien
 
16 posts
every time when I listen to that song and that guitar begins to play I just have to start dancing espacially when I'm in a good mood I love to sing along
I just love the song
19-09-2005 03:56 Chrissy47 
Chrissy47
 
37 posts
hey i know why brad sang layla and its because he loves to play the guitar and one of his guitar idols is Eric Clapton........just had to sya that.....
01-09-2005 23:51 flamingo_xoxo 
flamingo_xoxo
 
42 posts
i crave this songgggg : )
28-08-2005 05:55 Chrissy47 
Chrissy47
 
37 posts
Hey every one who likes this song.....
Go to


www.strippedmusic.com

Click on the video thingy that says "Layla"


Its next to a big picture with a guy in a country hat...you can't miss it.......

See what version of "Layla" you like better!!!!!!
28-08-2005 03:01 Chrissy47 
Chrissy47
 
37 posts
I didn't know this song till country star Brad Paisley sang it on Strippedmusic. Awesome song. Brad did good singing it, ecspecially since he's such a great guitar player. I just want to here Eric Clapton sing it now......
02-08-2005 12:17 musicmadness 
musicmadness
 
9 posts
This tune always makes me want to take up guitar lessons a true classic
25-07-2005 03:41 BoSound 
BoSound
 
117 posts
Great song, great beat, great rythym, GREAT ROCK .
16-07-2005 02:46 EnterMetal22 
EnterMetal22
 
7,375 posts
great song
15-07-2005 19:00 Narya 
Narya
 
136 posts
This song reminds me of a good friend, he was the one who got me to listen to Eric Clapton, he's so awesome... This song is my favorite, the guitar is just perfect..
05-07-2005 07:00 Hemorrhoid 
Hemorrhoid
 
4 posts
I NEVER get bored of this song!! I listen this about 50 times every day. Cool lyrics and guitar playing!!!
23-04-2005 21:17 claristasia 
claristasia
 
1,243 posts
I looove this, especially the piano at the end on the big long version...it was sent to me by someone who was soo important to me at the time, Ive loved it since then
23-04-2005 21:16 duckie227 
duckie227
 
1,233 posts
definatly got some attention this song did on the radio version of the SBC Global comercial....thats y i like it!
29-03-2005 05:13 Oh_Sweet_Nuthin 
Oh_Sweet_Nuthin
 
41 posts
Love rockin out to this at parties or just chillin. I love the lines:

Let's make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane.
Please don't say we'll never find a way
And tell me all my love's in vain.
03-03-2005 02:47 EMOpersonthing 
EMOpersonthing
 
6 posts
oh man this song is so hmmmm perfect for every thing its absolutly great it its hot to play on my guitar its defenitly one of my fav clapton songs right up against tears in heaven
27-02-2005 21:11 DmBlnd33 
DmBlnd33
 
2 posts
This song is AMAZING . I love it. Clapton has helped me through the hardest times in my life. I love the guy

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