HOTEL CALIFORNIA
Eagles

 

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 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 Benz
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
The 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 checkout any time you like
But you can never leave