CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
“…You can check out any time you like,
but you can never leave...”
Marking America's bicentennial in 1976, The Eagles unleashed the 'Hotel California' album. Its title track followed the LP to #1. The lyrics were penned by members Don Henley and Glenn Frey.
The song "Hotel California" remains a lyrical puzzle. It includes references to a lifestyle of excess and plenty of allegory. Its literal story commences with a man driving his car along a desert highway. Growing weary, he decides to stop overnight at a hotel. A woman greets him. His instincts foresee that "this could be Heaven or this could be Hell". From here, events take a strange turn.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: