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The Eagles

Intro 33 Bars..31...32...

33.On the dark desert high way,

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


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 nineteen sixty-nine"

And still those voices

are calling from far away.

Wake you up in the middle

of the night.

Just to here 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


What the nice surprise

(What the 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 programed to receive.

You can check out any time

you like.

But you can't never leave"