"Ooh La La" as written by and Ronald David/lane Wood....
Poor old granddad
I laughed at all his words
I thought he was a bitter man
He spoke of woman's ways

They'll trap you, then they use you
Before you even know
For love is blind and you're far too kind
Don't ever let it show

I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger

The can can's such a pretty show
They'll steal your heart away
But backstage, back on earth again
The dressing rooms are gray

They come on strong and it ain't too long
Before they make you feel a man
But love is blind and you soon will find
You're just a boy again

When you want her lips, you get a cheek
Makes you wonder where you are
If you want some more and she's fast asleep
Then she's twinkling with the stars

Poor young grandson, there's nothing I can say
You'll have to learn, just like me
And that's the hardest way
Ooh la la, ooh la la la yeh

I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger


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"Ooh la La" as written by Ronald David Wood Ron Lane

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  • +2
    General CommentI agree, this song has a very happy sound that makes me smile. It's about how the most important lessons we learn are usually after when we could really use them . . . oh well.
    ChaosFluro24on October 07, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song makes me melancholy. but happy too. I think it is one of my favorite songs. it is really genuine.

    I'm also glad Rod Stewart didn't screw up the vocals.

    he means "sick" as in cool. I think.
    veeon May 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted the first verse as him looking at his granddad and seeing him as a bitter man who talks about how women will use you. While he didn't believe this as a kid and pitied his granddad for generalizing women for his bad experiences with them in the past.

    "When you want her lips, you get a cheek
    Makes you wonder where you are
    If you want some more and she's fast asleep
    Leaves you twinkling with the stars."

    This part seemed to me like he was with a girl, but she never wanted him like he wanted her. He tries to kiss her and she turns her cheek for him to kiss. This makes me think she's only maintaining the relationship for the benefits of his actions outside of physical encounters. Essentially, he's being used by the girl. She falls asleep on him and he's sitting there alone with the stars questioning the relationship.

    He grows up and becomes the granddad and realizes that he was dumb to invest so much of himself into the girl. He wants to impart the wisdom unto his grandson, but he knows that just as he ignored his granddad's advice, his grandson will also ignore his. Thus, he says "You'll have to learn, just like me
    And that's the hardest way."
    treypacon April 15, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHave to say, this is a sick song. I think its just about life as a kid and how foolish and childish we are with love and growing up, not to mention the fact of wanting to grow up fast.
    EmoDrummer00on July 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. It is probably the most feel good song in the world. I can't listen to it without having a huge smile on my face. Also it is used perfectly in the closing scene of the movie Rushmore. So good and feel good and emo. obear
    tsf22on September 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song. And Rushmore is an amazing movie. It just fits :)
    needleInTheHay_on April 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti heard this song in the opening scenes and closing scenes of "without a paddle" a great movie and a great song enough said lol.
    specleon May 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song was written by both Ronnie Lane and Ronnie Wood... With Ronnie Lane taking the vocals. Although sustaining an optimistic melody, Lane/Wood focus on an issue that affects all of us be it male or female...

    And in response to neogeon's statement... I think Ronnie is talking about how when we look for further sexual gratification, women have a tendency to neglect our desires thus leaving us "twinkling with the stars..."

    The man is a hero... A great loss to the music industry... R.I.P. Ronnie Lane...
    New_Morningon November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm glad Rod Stewart missed the initial recordings for this song, he would have ruined it with his raspy vocals.
    Snevikon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat do you mean "So...feel good and emo"?
    truffleshuffle20on July 12, 2005   Link

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