The song form looks like this: solo, solo, solo, lead line, lead line, fade The intro, solos and lead lines are played over the same verse chord pattern. After the chromatic voice leading finishes, you can continue to follow the chord changes with the notes G-A. Once we have entered into the cycle of greed we become corrupt and find it difficult to break out. Just read the lyrics and you will understand how it fits. I think another Don, Don Henley, followed the music of this song that Don Felder wrote and wrote the lyrics of the song.
In the first context, it has an upbeat connotation as the traveler is weary and the shelter is welcome. No matter what the song's really about, people will always debate its meaning. But everyone has found different opinions. In a world ran by hidden powers and secret societies, how can we be sure of what is or isn't free speech or even free thought?. . Up ahead in the distance. When we listen to it we all hear the same awesome guitar solo's and the sweet sounds of Don's voice, but we all have different pictures in our minds.
Great song, I will continue to practice and love playing it. But I always come to the same conclusion: it's all generic crap compared to the genius of many classic rock songs. Henley stopped him and demanded that he do it exactly like the demo, so he had to call his wife and have her play the cassette demo over the phone so Felder could remember what he played. The song rocketed the band to the top of the charts and created a revolution in alternative rock, taking it from the sidelines and highlighting its potential as a mainstream form of rock and roll. It's the complete wrong format.
In school we learn that Texas is one huge state filled with plenty of cities and can take half a day to drive out of. The use of alliteration in this line makes it roll smoothly. He's rather smug and superior about it, but the beauty of the music saves the song. We can all imagine driving on a dark highway, seeing lights ahead, and hope to find a good motel to spend the night. The each got themselves into this situation. It supports enormous amounts of native wildlife and vegetation but recently this unique ecosystem is under attack. Before you do the first shot, you take a second to think it through and goes ahead anyway.
The real you is a lonely and miserable drug addict trying to make sense of life. Which brings me to Felder. Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim The driver sees a light in the distance the hotel, maybe? If you take notice, all the guitar harmonies are panned left and right, as are the acoustic guitars that are the backbone of the song. We have The Eagles to thank for that. . Written by Don Felder, Glenn Frey and Don Henley, this song is about materialism and excess. California, Pink Champagne, Mercedes -- symbols of wealth and status.
Now tells the Twilight Zone-like tale about a man who gets tricked by a beautiful looking member of this cult. You can know which notes in the scale to emphasize over each chord by visualizing chord shapes in the scale pattern. See how everything builds and gets bigger and bigger as the song goes along? This is the true voice of the Hotel California, and it's appropriate that we don't hear from the singer again: His fate has long been sealed. We would go in and stay for two or three days at a time. I have read a lot of them and I think they all are very well thought out. In which case, receiving would refer to abusing drugs and partying in general - synonymous with rock n roll culture.
It means different things to different people. Surely, Don Henley isn't that much of an asshole!!! Spend one winter in Minnesota and then try to come back and complain about how undesirable our weather is. It could be about materialism, drugs, marriage, cancer, hell, a mental hospital. . Fancy good-looking ladies, dance and pretty boys as friends. In this case, the drug is calling to him. The steely knive stabbing I can interpret two ways: one could be a ritual of black magic and the other would be the rage of the main character after he realized he was deceived by the Devil.
So that just sort of became a metaphor for the whole world and for everything you know. You find a way out, and it seems pleasing to begin with. In this portion of the song you have rhyme at the end of each line. The are an integral part of the Eagles awesome sound! If you have ever read Milton's Paradise Lost and then listen to the song. Could it be for Woodstock? The Eagles were considered one of the top country-rock bands practically from the day the group came together.