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 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 face 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 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� 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 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 The 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 night man, We are programmed to receive. You can checkout any time you like, But you can never leave!