New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

[Originally by 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 that corridor
I thought I heard them say

[original chorus beat]

Her mind is Tiffany twisted
She's got the Mercedes benz
She's 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
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

[original chorus beat]

Mirrors on the ceiling
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 nightman
We are programed to recieve
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave

[original chorus beat]



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/p/pennywise/hotel_california.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • U
    UnregisteredJun 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    It's been said this is a metaphor for a mental illness, or an asylum. You can't leave. The rest refers to scary hallucinations a schizophrenic might experience.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×