What'll you do when you get lonely
And nobody's waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride.

[Chorus]
Layla, you've 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,
Turned my whole world upside down.

Layla, you've 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 I'll never find a way
And tell me all my love's in vain.

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

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



Lyrics submitted by ZinbobDan

"Layla" as written by Eric Patrick/gordon Clapton

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General Comment:Just listen to it being stoned.
    That'll be a whole new look at this song.
    Don't believe me? Your choice...
    cnkl911on January 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Beautifully crafted work of musical art!
    pringles21on November 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Layla is Patti Harrison (Clapton), George Harrison's first wife. Clapton stole her from George around this time. Clapton got the name Layla from a Khalil Gibran poem.
    three575on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I never knew that about the origins of the song... its such a great song and i've been trying to get a hold of this version (not the eric clapton song by the same name) for a while. It was also in the movie Goodfellas (great movie), and since i heard it on the radio a few weeks ago it reminded me of the movie and i've finally been able to track down a version with decent quality. I'm going to end up buying it now that i know that this is the song from the movie.

    Alittle bit before half way through starts the instrumental part of the song, which lasts til the end, and that was used in goodfellas. It has so much feeling to it you can easily get lost in it. Overall a great song.
    Bliskon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:You need to take into account that the Eric Clapton song is THE SAME SONG. Eric was the lead of Derek and the Dominos - in fact, they got that name because a radio presenter mispronounced 'Eric and the Dynamos'. They decided they liked the new name better.
    Lukasaon June 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:OMGGGGGGGGGG I LOVEE THIS SONG, one of the best guitar songs out there.
    november452on December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:arguably, the best song on unrequited love.
    jermyon March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Allman and Clapton were masters. I find this song so much better than the unplugged version.
    longliveconradon May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Hahaha, in the third verse it sounds like:

    "Layla, you've got me on my knees.
    Layla, lick it darling, please."

    Lol, or is that just me?

    Oh yeah. Wicked fucking song. Best guitar ever. Eric Clapton = Genius
    METAL447on August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Who do you think sang this song...I have a hard time believing Clapton sang it, but it's possible.
    Drdestructoon September 01, 2006   Link

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