Capo 2nd fret

Standard (EADGBE)

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 check out any time you like, 

But you can never leave.