The two stars provide the rough 'first draft' of the classic rock hit
Even the greatest works of art were once little more than rough drafts. On Thursday night, Jimmy Fallon recruited his The Tonight Show guest Kevin Bacon to portray what an initial version of The Kinks’ classic song “Lola” might have sounded like. For full authenticity, they even dressed in long hair and ’60s rocker chic.
The two songs start the same, with an encounter with the title character in a Soho club. But after that, the Fallon/Bacon version diverges into a list of funny words that also happen to rhyme with “Lola.” At one point, for instance, Fallon started singing about donuts.
“I’m looking for a breakfast food with a hole, but I don’t want a bagel to play that role, I want a donut. D-O-N-T Donut,” Fallon sang. “I cannot spell donut.”
After that, the whole song becomes an exploration of Fallon’s frustration with his inability to spell “donut.”
Watch the clip below.