Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Beverly Hills Hotel - Hotel California

There are many famous hotels in rock history..

Heartbreak Hotel, Chelsea Hotel... I was intrigued to know where was the Hotel that was in the cover of one of the greatest albums ever and probably one of the best songs.. 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 dim
I had to stop for the night


Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light...

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...


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!
Address

The Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset Boulevard,
Beverly Hills, California 90210, USA

Directions
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Links
Beverly Hills Hotel

2 comments:

  1. Great song.
    The photos here are amazing.
    Thanks.

    George Vreeland Hill

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