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Hotel California - Eagles

First Satanic Church of America?

 

Lyrics of "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

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 place (background)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year
Any time of year (background)
You can find it here
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany twisted
She's got the Mercedes bends
She's 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 1969
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 Place (background)
Such a lovely face
They're livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise
What a nice surprise (background)
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

Hotel California - Eagles.  First Satanic Church of America?
Cover
This hotel in California is purported to be the first registered
Satanic Church of America
- in 1969

 

Anton LaVey - High priest of First Satanic Church of America
Anton LaVey
High priest of the First Satanic Church of America

 

Anton LaVey - High priest of First Satanic Church of America
Enlarged picture taken from the back cover below.
Purportedly shows Anton LaVey looking down
from the balcony in Hotel California

Anton LaVey looking down from balcony at Hotel California?
Back cover of album 'Hotel California'
High priest Anton LaVey is believed to be looking down from balcony at some members of his First Satanic Church of America

 

Hotel California - Eagles - band / singers.  First Satanic Church of America?

Disclaimer: The above interpretation of the hotel, song and ties with Satanism, maybe merely circumstantial.