Hotel California


Bm F#

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

Bm F#

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

Em F#

There were voices down the corridor, I thought I heard them say

G D *1st time *second time

Welcome to the Hotel California

Em Bm7

Such a lovely place, such a lovely face


(1)Plenty of room at the Hotel California

(2)They livin' it up at the Hotel California

Em F#

(1)Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here

(2)What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise) bring your alibis

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."

"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

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 programmed to receive"

"You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave"