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Hotel California
Eagles Lyrics


On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night

There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinkin' to myself
This could be heaven or this could be hell
Then she lit up a candle
And she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted
She got the Mercedes Benz, uh
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
That she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard
Sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember
Some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain
"Please bring me my wine"
He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since 1969"
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said, "We are all just prisoners here of our own device"
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax", said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave"

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Glenn Lewis Frey, Don Felder, Donald Hugh Henley

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Sunni Corran

"You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave."

For me, this songs if he's singing about hell, but I can see it also being someone trapped in a abusive relationship. Via couple or parents.
Cause remember there's at three stages in the cycle of abuse and one is the honeymoon phase.

"I was thinking this could be heaven or this could be hell."


This also makes me think of that as well.



All comments from YouTube:

Sunni Corran

"You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave."

For me, this songs if he's singing about hell, but I can see it also being someone trapped in a abusive relationship. Via couple or parents.
Cause remember there's at three stages in the cycle of abuse and one is the honeymoon phase.

"I was thinking this could be heaven or this could be hell."


This also makes me think of that as well.

Yung Je Koo

the song is about mind control programming. 'check out' is alluding to suicide

TTv Bobfrog

that's smart asf bro

Yee haw 26 _

It’s about a cocaine addiction

Gabriel Maestas

lil Wayne

deion le

our mind control us hate and love happen in one second

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Tmaster gamer

Eagles: lets make a song. Us: a hotel? Eagles:WDYM a hotel? its satanic

Unique_Star101

this reminds me of the lotus hotel from Percy Jackson.
"You can never leave"... it's almost impossible to leave the lotus hotel
and it sounds pretty much perfect except you can never leave. the lotus hotel makes you never want to leave

Juan Federico

Omg right dude

The Asiangmer

When I was younger my dad played this and I always thought it was strange that you couldn't leave but now this song hits differently.

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