Parodies: Zola, Zo-Zo-Zo-Zo-Zola

David JacobsCorrespondent IDecember 19, 2008

This is one of the most challenging songs to parody, but I couldn't resist.
The tune is "Lola" by The Kinks. Rhymes with Zola so why not.

I don't have an exact theme to this one. If anything, I think it's about the
West Ham Chairman, Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson making amense for his Icelandic banks crashing and almost taking West Ham under.

This is probably the last parody this year, unless I feel tempted to write
"Santa Cruz is Coming to Town."

If any of you have suggestions for parodies, message me stating the song and the team. I don't know if I can do this on my own anymore!

Thanks to all those who have sung these and happy holidays to all.

All the best,

Strange David.

I met him in a club di Italiano.
Where the fans had passion and
They all loved chanting for
Z-o-l-a Zola.

I walked up to him and I said hello there.
I asked him his name and
He flicked back his hair and said
Z-o-l-a Zola.

He wasn't the world's most physical guy.
When he said he played for Chelsea,
It just tingled my spine.
He was Zola.

Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why he wouldn't want to manage a great team like West Ham
Oh please Zola.

Well we drank white wine and talked all night
Over Claridge's candlelight.
I knelt down in front of him on one knee
And asked will you manage West Ham for me.
Well West Ham's not the greatest club
But when he looked in my eyes he saw my love for
That Zola.


But he stepped away
And walked to the door.
I dragged him to the floor
I brought him to his knees.
Then I looked at him and him at me.

That's just my way of saying please stay.
And I always loved how you used to play.
Oh my Zola.

I know the stadium is small and odd,
But your skills will more likely embarrass the squad.
Oh my Zola.

Well I bought a club because I was bored.
I never had to answer to anyone before.
I'm just asking you to lend a hand.
Help me take the spotlight off that bank in Iceland.

Well I'm not the world's most cleverest man.
But I know who I am. I'm a man with a plan
For you Zola.

(Repeat until fade/as many times as you want)