Hotel California 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
Then I was thinking 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 Bends
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're living 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"

these lyrics are last corrected by Burkul

Songwriter(s): Don Henley, Glenn Lewis Frey, Don Felder
Copyright: Fingers Music, Cass County Music
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Meaning to "Hotel California" (4 meanings)
jAke h 12/14/12,17:22

what's so great about the song is how we all relate from our own perspective and experiences could be about drugs or relationship, or the sixties, or etc. See what I'm saying?? you cannot undo what has been done or experienced or you'll be trying to push the boulder up hill the rest of your life!!!!!!!!
Alan Hinton 02/12/10,09:15

The Hotel California refered to in the song, is a metaphore for a place we go to in our minds when let down in love.The place I was before refers to how it was before falling in love.Listen and learn.
ALAMIN 12/23/13,11:55

i can't explain to this song, it's so heart touching for me!!! I'm totally on feeling this song, and i loved it so much! When this song released i was not in world! EAGLES I miss you guys (heart)!
Dr.K.Amritha 12/19/13,00:46

well this song will always be like a soft breeze... that you love to get blown away with. I just hum this song to calm my nerves, to get into a trance-like state. The sorry state of the present music worldwide, let that be pop or hip hop or rock, the truth is that such soul-rejuvenating songs are a rarity. hope this phase of music changes for the better.
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