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Hotel California

Dedicated to my Dodo (my sort of grandmother)
Also, this song always helped me when it came on late at night in the psych ward

Hotel California by The Eagles

"some dance to remember. some dance to forget"

...

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 face
Plenty of room at the hotel california
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 nineteen sixty nine’
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 face
They livin’ it up at the hotel california
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!



Comments

( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
supershoultz
Jun. 21st, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
nice
djcliche
Jun. 22nd, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
yeah. its a classic
ryotboi
Jun. 22nd, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
i've always liked that somg
no matter what situation i was in over the years, when i heard it, it always seemed appropriate for what was going on.
djcliche
Jun. 22nd, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
Re: i've always liked that somg
true. its a classic definitely
jacq22
Jun. 22nd, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
Happy memories thanks Jymi. Amazing how some music can appeal to all generations....
jacq22
Jun. 22nd, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, some more like the Eagles....Loved it, like the line some dance to remember, some dance to forget....
One obscure band I am about to look up, from sixties I think. Iron Butterfly, ....and another was a group called "Free" But think both might have had one hit wonders. Free sang a rather boring song called "all right now" but at the time it meant something, not sure what now!!!LOL
djcliche
Jun. 22nd, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
i know all right now, but did not know who sang it. i have heard of iron butterfly but i dunno if i know their music. i probably do.

anyway, yeah i love classic rock. thanks for commenting, and happy birthday
jacq22
Jun. 23rd, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Looked it up Jymi, and was transported back to days when it was parties booze and sex... which aint bad for an old girl like me...Looked up Free, from a 'rare' clip, 1969. Thanks again for the classic rock and memories.....ahhhhh...oh to be there again.
djcliche
Jun. 23rd, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
no problem. i'm always glad to make my friends happy
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