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Eric Clapton — Layla
Album: Unplugged
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Released: 1992
Length: 4:29
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What will 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 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?
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 woolton wrote:
Geriatric Layla and absolutely overplayed- please give us the real thing
 

Yeah, this was worn-out almost from the word "go."  You should only hear this ersatz version while schlepping late-night through a supermarket, wondering if retail America can truly rob you of your soul. 

I'd PSD away, but that magic is temporarily borked...again. 

clapton_4 by ~kenmeyerjr
©2005-2010 ~kenmeyerjr

Eric Clapton yet again, this time in a more contemporary version, watercolor.

Ahhh, the lounge version. This is one of those songs that in either form, I just don\'t ever need to hear again. My humble opinion.
I was very surprised, the first time I listened to Clapton playing this bluesy version of Layla. Cleverly done. I can imagine he longed to do the song completely different after playing it so long and so many times. This was the right occasion. But, I must say, that after listening to it a couple of times I started missing the passioned, hard driving original version. By now I find this one too safe. It probably has got to do with the fact that he and his audience grow old and won\'t be disturbed by too much passion. It can be dangerous at that age, you know! :D
Geriatric Layla and absolutely overplayed- please give us the real thing
Not Mr. Clapton\'s best version of this song. The original D&D version was just dripping with passion...one could almost feel his heart being pulled apart. This one is very very vanilla...I would expect to hear this cut at my local Holiday Inn bar.
Originally Posted by bevel: I don't like his hair, or his glasses
But luckily we don't have to listen to his hair or his glasses... ;) And Seriously... I disliked the earlier version of Layla.. many of his songs that he did for MTV Unplugged I enjoyed MUCH more than their originals... so much so.. (studio announcer voice) I BOUGHT THE ALBUM!! would love to hear more of his live & 'unplugged' type stuff.. especially if it isn't on the "mtv unplugged" album of his..
I don\'t like his hair, or his glasses
Originally Posted by zaakster: Masterful reinterpretation -- that the man can cover HIMSELF shows what a true genius he really is. How many artists can make two distinctly masterful statements of the same tune? True, the original is way more intense, but it's so coked out it shows what mess his head really was at the time Actually, at the time he wrote it he was strung out on heroin. The cocaine came later. And let's not forget that he wrote this song as part of his successful attempt to steal his bestfriend's wife..... . Those guitars sound like sirens and when the piano interlude breaks, the listener is just completely spent and broken. It makes you want to cry. This version is much more restrained and disciplined and totally in control, like the man himself. Its just as definitive as the original, but in a completely different way. Defintitely GODLIKE -- I gave it a 10.
I don\'t know about the \"coked out\" version of this song, nor do I really care. This version of \"Layla\" is the most memorable and I hope it lasts.
I think that both the electric AND the acoustic versions of this song are classics. They are each great for very different reasons.
Masterful reinterpretation -- that the man can cover HIMSELF shows what a true genius he really is. How many artists can make two distinctly masterful statements of the same tune? True, the original is way more intense, but it\'s so coked out it shows what mess his head really was at the time. Those guitars sound like sirens and when the piano interlude breaks, the listener is just completely spent and broken. It makes you want to cry. This version is much more restrained and disciplined and totally in control, like the man himself. Its just as definitive as the original, but in a completely different way. Defintitely GODLIKE -- I gave it a 10.
Eric shows his versatility with this \"accoustic\" version, which I believe was initially recorded for the MTV Unplugged sessions.Original still the best IMHO ;)