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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:50 pm     Post subject: hotel california Reply with quote

who knows what this song is actually about
right know i think its about addiction
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about this...Hotel...called California...that is really friendly and accomodating.

Haha. Yeah, addiction sounds like a good theory.
Yeah, I'd go with that. Lines like, "And she said ’we are all just prisoners here, of our own device’" and "But they just can’t kill the beast" would suggest an addiction of some sort...

Maybe something to do with sex? I get the feeling of a brothel, with the repetition of the woman throughout and the description of "Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice"...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:40 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the song, so I can't answer.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:52 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a good qestion, I'm not really sure what its really about.. hmmmm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:33 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

it started form "the warm smell of cloitas" which is "little buds' in mexican or spanish
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:31 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh...Yeah, I'd go with addiction. Maybe just addiction in general though?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:37 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

it "relaz said the night man, we are programmed to recieve, you can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave"
is what throws it out the window

(edit) and "they stab it with their steely knives and they just cant kill the beast", is directed at steely dan as an insult.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Steely Dan?

I took the stabbing of the beast...To be the attempts to break the habit...but they just can't kill it?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:54 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

apparently they said that because of a line in one of steely dans song
so they said it as"you cant stop us steely dan"
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:05 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is Steely Dan?? :S

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:07 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the Reel Big Fish cover of the song, and i still don't know what it's about.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:01 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

There had been different views over the years:
Urban Legends
Someone's research [One finding was baskmasking in the song (hidden message when played backwards)]
Wikipedia -> "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_California_(song)"
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