RE: On a dark desert highway.......
Posted by: joe ()
Date: November 03, 2000 01:44AM

Now, this will sound like a lot of bullshit, but this one guy came to my school one day and gave a lecture on Satanism and what not. Well, he made a pretty good argument for the song being about the Satanic Church founded by Mr Crowley. I don't actually believe this shit, but it makes for an interesting interpretation:

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
>>>(Supposedly the church itself)

My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
>> (The lurig Mistress - you know skanky dress, huge boobs, kinda like Elvira)

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,
>>(Black mass taking place...)

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'
>>(Now this is where it gets kinda Erie. The Satanic Church was founded in 1969. And of course, wine is a central part of Christian Mass. Thus implying that the Spirit hadn't been a part of this establishment since it's foundation)

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'
>>(i.e., we chose this)

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
>> (Duh! Sacrifice anyone?)

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!
>>(Once you commit, you can't leave. Like selling your soul and stuff)
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Again, I don't actually believe this interpretation, but it can be supported by examples... makes you think a bit, huh?
Perhaps Don will come in and ban this song :)

joe

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On a dark desert highway....... 129Jack11/02/2000 05:51PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 89 Lil Al 11/02/2000 08:20PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 99 Rogue 11/02/2000 09:42PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 91 Susumu 11/02/2000 10:04PM
The song & satanism-more than you ever thought 101 Don 11/03/2000 02:29PM
RE: The song & satanism-more than you ever tho 96 Lil Al 11/04/2000 08:04AM
RE: Another religious rant... 84 Don 11/04/2000 01:16PM
RE: Another religious rant... 101 Lil Al 11/04/2000 02:47PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 109 sfk kurt 11/02/2000 10:03PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 84Captain Chaos11/02/2000 11:25PM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 105 Greasy Bananabuns 11/03/2000 05:34AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 96 Big Bow Wow 11/03/2000 01:26AM
RE: On a dark desert highway.......80joe11/03/2000 01:44AM
It's true! 106Captain Chaos11/03/2000 02:29AM
RE: It's true! 98 Stimpy 11/03/2000 03:14AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 85Paul11/03/2000 03:28AM
Bad news Paul! 95Captain Chaos11/03/2000 04:07AM
RE: Bad news Paul! 85 Tinger 11/03/2000 05:50AM
Thank you Tinger! 95Captain Chaos11/03/2000 06:22AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 89 Richard 11/03/2000 06:46AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 89 rtz 11/03/2000 01:12PM
I am finding great amuzement in your post ... 88 Big Bow Wow 11/04/2000 03:00AM
RE: On a dark desert highway....... 193John Q11/03/2000 04:51PM
Curiousity 88Captain Chaos11/03/2000 11:12PM
RE: Curiousity 98John Q11/04/2000 11:56AM
RE: The story... 92 Don 11/04/2000 01:26PM
RE: Kansas 89loo loo11/04/2000 06:06AM


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