Hotel California

     今天又听到了这熟悉的旋律,Hotel California 是我听的第一首非儿歌类型的英文歌,属于ROCK,却在我初中时买的那盘乡村音乐的磁带中出现。

     印象最深的还是那超长的前奏和间奏,当初第一次听的时候还误以为只是一首没词的曲子。它是老鹰乐队的经典作品,是最出名的英文歌之一, 也是老鹰乐队的作品中唯一一首我喜欢的...

      歌词应该是在讲述一个故事,但是始终不太理解... 暗夜荒漠中的高速公路上,孤寂与疲倦让人沉沦。加州旅馆的灯火通明、尽情狂欢天花板上的镜子,加冰的粉红色香槟,“她说,我们都只不过是自己营造物中的囚徒。”, “有些人舞蹈为了回忆,有些人舞蹈为了遗忘”,当想要离开时却被告知,“你想什么时候结帐都可以,但你永远无法离去”......  可能主题是一种关于自我和精神的,一种自我迷失的感觉,成为加州旅馆的囚徒...


On a dark desert highway
cool wind in my hair
warm smell of colutas
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 it up a candle
and she showed me the way
there were voice down in corridor
I thought I heard them say.....
welcome to the hotel california
such a lovely place
such a lovely face
there's plenty of rooms at the hotel california
any time of year
you can find it here
her mind id tiffary-twisted
she godthe mercedes-bens
she got a lot of pretty pretty boys
that she calls friends
how they dance in the courtyard
sweet summers 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 ninteen sixty nine
and still those voises are calling from far away
wake 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 livein'it up in the hotel california
what nice surprise
bring your alibis
mirrors on the celling
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 gatheres 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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