The True Meaning of Hotel California

The True Meaning of Hotel California



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Music by Pracs:
Sound Design by Graham Haerther

00:00 Intro
01:10 Title Card
02:05 Origin and Ambiance
02:40 Beverly Hills
03:13 The Magus
04:12 Cinematic Lyricism
05:23 A Clear Meaning
06:17 1969
07:41 Other Interpretations
08:47 Vaguery
09:42 Symbolism
10:52 The Hotel
11:41 Conclusion

23 thoughts on “The True Meaning of Hotel California

  1. The song sums itself up in one line, "we are all just prisoners here, of our own device". Though it does no specify what the subject is. I mean, it doesn't say what "our own device is". That is the part that is up for interpretation. But the theme of the song is a place where people are prisoners of their own device.

  2. It means what you want it to mean. I never liked the song, it reminds me of those roach motels, you can check in but you can't check out. It could mean orgies, abortions. Girls didn't leave without getting pregnant. They don't know how to love, not normal. Let me give you something to remember me by! Just my theory

  3. As a musician of 25 Years, yes there are true meanings to songs. You just don't know. That's how it's intended. You don't want to pigeon hole your audience so you leave it open to "interpretation"

  4. my favorite parts of the song is- you can checkout but you can never leave= ONCE YOU DEVELOP A HABIT
    YOU WILL NEVER GET RID OF IT-my 2nd favorite part of the song is =we are all just PRISONERS here of our own device=WE CREATE THE PROBLEMS THAT WE EXPERIENCE IN LIFE=VICTIMS OF OUR ADDICTONS
    TO THE THINGS THAT GIVES US A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY AND HAPPINESS-NOT TO MENTION VICTIMS OF THE VERY THINGS WE CREATED THE NUCLEAR BOMB WHICH HAS EVERY OWNER SHAKING IN HIS BOOTS.we are all just prisoners here of our own device-very well said.

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