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Hotel California Lyrics

Guess the missing lyrics to Hotel California by the Eagles.
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First submittedOctober 20, 2012
Last updatedOctober 20, 2012
Times taken26,045
Rating4.33
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Lyrics
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
And I thought I heard them say
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (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 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 1969"
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say,
Lyrics
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (What a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis
Mirrors on the ceiling
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 night man
We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave
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level 44
Oct 14, 2012
Well there you go, all that time i was singing "please bring me my wife"
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level 44
Sep 27, 2016
I was thinking the same thing
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level 49
Oct 20, 2012
100% with 3:31 to go. Eagles forever!
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level 53
Dec 4, 2012
Missed half a dozen, as I have been singing it wrong all these years!
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level 82
Dec 4, 2012
You REALLY have to give more flexibility on the spelling of coleetus, caleetis, calitis, colitis... whatever.
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level 59
Dec 6, 2012
Funny story. Colitis is a very painful stomach bug. You don't want it, trust me.
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level 75
Feb 18, 2015
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=colitas actually a marijuana reference. Just learned that. I always thought it was Coitus mispronounced. Ha!
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level 75
Jun 23, 2015
Even though it's spelled the same, the meaning in the song is quite different from the digestive disorder. In the song, it's a Spanish word, and is pronounced accordingly. 'Colita' the diminutive form of 'cola' (tail), so 'colitas' is 'little tails,' which as mentioned in other comments, is a reference to marijuana.
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level 55
May 4, 2014
That's the way it's spelled.
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level 23
Oct 30, 2017
I agree I had to google how to spell champagne and alabis
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level 65
Dec 4, 2017
... still some more practice needed on 'alibis'!
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level 47
May 28, 2018
and always thought it was boletus - ie. some dubious fungi
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level 38
Dec 4, 2012
I am surprised that nobody commented on the Mercedes Bends. I thought for sure someone would think it was Mercedes Benz, but it really is the Bends. Good quiz.
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level 55
May 4, 2014
I think the Mercedes Bends is when you surface too quickly after your car ends up in the ocean.
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level 31
Jun 29, 2014
Ha!
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level 49
Jan 28, 2015
I saw that too lol Mecedes Bends lol
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level 69
Jul 23, 2018
So that's what Janis Joplin wanted the lord to buy her.
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level 54
Dec 4, 2012
I thought it was "her mind is definitely twisted." Oh well. Missed two -- couldn't remember Relax in time.
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level 49
Jan 28, 2015
it is tiffany twisted.. the lyrics are about consumerism.
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level 47
May 28, 2018
yep another long term error - always though her mind was bitterly twisted
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level 70
Jul 30, 2013
I tried 559927508 different spellings of colitis coletus colletus and never did get it right.
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level 71
Sep 13, 2013
Ha! Warm smell of colitis?! That is far and away the most revolting thing I have read this week. Ha!
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level 68
Aug 14, 2013
thought i'd get 100% but never knew "chambers" was plural + didn't think to try the "s"
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level 14
May 19, 2014
love this song its one of my favs even though i only got 32/47
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level 65
May 14, 2015
4:18 to go, because I kept stopping to enjoy the song playing in my head.
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level 58
May 14, 2015
"Her mind is Tiffany-twisted." What the hell does that even mean? I always thought he said "Her mind is definitely twisted".
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level 43
Jun 22, 2015
It means caught up in the luxury life. Tiffany-twisted is a reference to the jeweler Tiffany's.
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level 44
Dec 7, 2017
You should Google hotel California lyrics and look at the Wikipedia. They're very VERY clever... To reference someone by name without anyone necessarily being able to tell from the lyrics in the steely knife bit too.
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level 61
Jun 22, 2015
Couldn't for the life of me spell champagne.
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level 59
Jun 22, 2015
This song is good (albeit overplayed), but the Eagles are the most overrated band in history. Their music is so sleepy.
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level 38
Aug 4, 2015
They may be overrated, but when cruising down the highway, there is no better sing-along music. None.
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level 8
Dec 8, 2017
Over here, not many people know of the eagles. Trust me.
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level 70
Jun 23, 2015
43/47 and I really hate this song.
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level 72
Jun 23, 2015
i've never red so manny funny commands on mishurt lyrics. ☺
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level 30
Jun 28, 2015
From what I heard, "They stab it with their steely knives" is supposedly a stab at Steely Dan with whom Henley and Frey had a brief feud with at the time. Donald Fagen's girlfriend was a big Eagles fan and it drove him nuts. He made a comment about it in the press
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level 50
Jul 3, 2015
Always thought it was "pretty pretty boys that she calls men." Kind of like it better that way.
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level 69
Feb 13, 2016
Never heard this song
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level 36
Mar 18, 2016
I typed in Hotel and it didn't work... Tried the quiz again and it still didn't work?
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level 49
Apr 14, 2016
For that particular answer you must enter both 'Hotel' and 'California'. Several other answers also require 2 or more words to be correct.
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level 28
Oct 5, 2016
Such an Easy quiz; that said I have listened to it as a "bed-time" song since the age of 3.
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level 70
May 25, 2017
Wow, you had some....interesting parents.
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level 39
Jan 23, 2017
I always thought they were referring to the Mercedes Benz
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level 31
Aug 29, 2017
Easy mistake to make, they're relating it to consumerism, hence the "tiffany-twisted". Either way, genius song!
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level 48
Nov 23, 2017
"Come on, man. I had a rough night and I hate the f'in' Eagles, man!"
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level 68
Dec 4, 2017
Regarding all the misheard lyric comments, maybe try a quiz on "Louie, Louie"!
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level 63
Dec 4, 2017
You can find me here
Many a room
Of our own demise
Don't come to the HC
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level 44
Dec 7, 2017
Easily one of my favourite songs. Excellent harmonies, melody and clever lyrics.
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level 69
Jul 23, 2018
They stopped with wine 7 years before, but have pink champagne on ice?
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level 53
Mar 17, 2019
I thought it was "Good luck" said the night man. Guess not.
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level 41
May 30, 2019
Love this quiz thanks
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level 43
Jul 11, 2019
Anyone else imagine the epic 3 minute guitar solo once they were done
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