The Eagles: Hotel California (testo canzone)

Artista: The Eagles
Canzone: Hotel California
Album: Hotel California (1976)

Hotel California è un singolo estratto dall’omonimo album degli Eagles nel 1976. Scritta da Don Felder, Don Henley e Glenn Frey, è una delle canzoni più famose dell’era degli album oriented rock. La rivista Rolling Stone l’ha posizionata al 49º posto nella sua classifica delle 500 migliori canzoni. (Wikipedia)

Hotel California

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 dimmer
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)
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’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’
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 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
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

Video

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