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who knows what this song is actually about
right know i think its about addiction
One time I had a Jack and coke and it had a lime in it, And I saw that the lime was floating. That's good news man. Next time I'm on a boat and it capsizes, I'll reach for a lime... I'll be water skiing without a life preserver and people'll say 'What the hell?' and I'll pull out a lime...and a lemon too. I'm saved by the buoyancy of citrus.

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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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I don't know the song, so I can't answer.
If I'm not here, I'm wandering the catacomb's of the mind, tempting madness at every turn, trying to remember where I put the remote!

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thats a good qestion, I'm not really sure what its really about.. hmmmm

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it started form "the warm smell of cloitas" which is "little buds' in mexican or spanish
One time I had a Jack and coke and it had a lime in it, And I saw that the lime was floating. That's good news man. Next time I'm on a boat and it capsizes, I'll reach for a lime... I'll be water skiing without a life preserver and people'll say 'What the hell?' and I'll pull out a lime...and a lemon too. I'm saved by the buoyancy of citrus.

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

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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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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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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"
One time I had a Jack and coke and it had a lime in it, And I saw that the lime was floating. That's good news man. Next time I'm on a boat and it capsizes, I'll reach for a lime... I'll be water skiing without a life preserver and people'll say 'What the hell?' and I'll pull out a lime...and a lemon too. I'm saved by the buoyancy of citrus.

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Who is Steely Dan?? :S

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Post by Vangar »

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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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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