"Layla" as written by and Eric Patrick/gordon Clapton....
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

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 (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 Jim Gordon Eric Patrick Clapton

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General Commentarguably, the best song on unrequited love.
    jermyon March 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentahhh amazing song! The guitar in the beginning is CLASSIC. I love the contrast between rock and melody. The piano and the guitar near the end of the song go wonderfully together, but is a bit sad, almost like a whining, sad tune...like two lovers that drifted away from eachother.
    marmar417on November 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust 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 CommentOh and right js10s maybe you could open a whole new
    can of 'em



    returns




    Ok?

    Cheers mate!
    cnkl911on January 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautifully crafted work of musical art!
    pringles21on November 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI 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 CommentYou 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 CommentOMGGGGGGGGGG I LOVEE THIS SONG, one of the best guitar songs out there.
    november452on December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAllman and Clapton were masters. I find this song so much better than the unplugged version.
    longliveconradon May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits clapton singing, you fucking moron.
    Boo Urnson September 05, 2006   Link

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