On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitis, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light

It grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
with the admission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
'This could be Heaven or this could be Hell'
Then she lit up a candle
she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor,
thought I heard them say...

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place
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 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 hear them say...

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place
Livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise, bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
Champagne on ice
And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device'
In the master's chambers,
They are 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
headed for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
'Relax,' said the night man,
We are opened to receive.
You can checkout any time you like,
but you can't never leave!

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