Hotel California

Hotel California

某日中午去 Lunch,路经一间音箱专卖店,再次邂逅这首加洲旅馆,激动得我未能移步,那情形大概就仿如《唐伯虎点秋香》里华安那段敲击乐般的“高潮一浪接一浪”:好正,好正,绝对是如痴如醉!!!

记得大二在龙洞时,有个艺术访问团来学校做节目,在教学楼下面的空旷场地摆设了巨大的宽屏,当然,还有舞台级的音响设备。当时放的第一首试音就是这首 Hotel California,当然,是视频,就是 94 年 Eagles 的《Hell Freezes Over》地狱冰封演唱会经典现场版的。那情形就叫:爽,爽呆了!!!

首先吉他在这首歌中起了非常灵魂的作用,那个经典的长达两分多钟的前奏已经是致命的了,再加上绝不重复的故事叙说般的娓娓道来,尤其结尾意犹未尽的将近两分钟的尾奏简直让人疯狂——整整七分多钟的大气演绎就这样被老鹰成就为经典。可以豪不夸张的说:这首歌不叫经典,那天下已无经典!

而实际上这首歌的歌词所描述的关于“吸毒”的故事却并不是那么地经典,甚至是出大多数人的意外,包括知道这个真相之前的我。其实你大可用批判的眼光来质疑这样一回事,但如果经过一番应证,可能你也会发现,那样的一番说法可信度是相当高的。而这样的真相并不会对这首歌的经典程度有何等的撼动,相反会有经典之外那种更真切的真实感……

The Eagles – Hotel California [MV(’94 Live)]

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 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 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 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
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 checkout any time you like, but you can never leave

Hell Freezes Over

22 thoughts on “Hotel California

  1. FRANKLIN

    It is wonderful . It is my favourite song.I have never listen to it for a long time,

  2. babyface

    good.
    it’s not only good.
    it’s very verygood

  3. lion

    我兄弟喜欢,所以我也喜欢,真的很好听。

  4. aoxilis

    很喜欢曲子里面的手鼓和吉他,前奏很棒!唱的也很有感情,呵呵……
    真如你所说:“这首歌不叫经典,那天下已无经典!”

  5. 诺亚方舟

    挺好!我回去好好听听!

  6. Raymond

    thank you for lyric
    i wish i could play the guitar and play this song

  7. 无波的洋

    不错哦 找了好久都没找到这首歌的歌词 好强 没想到在你上面看到了 爽啊

  8. Link

    后者就是说腐化堕落醉生梦死的了啊。
    不过根据自己的判断,个人还是相信前者的说法多点。

  9. Guest

    关于这首歌背后的故事有两个版本:一个就是有关吸毒的,还有一个是关于当时中产阶级人的心声

  10. cola

    大二系龙洞?莫非又系广工?学长学长~

  11. Guest

    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

  12. momo

    原来还有吸毒的故事。果然第一次听说。

  13. nini

    很喜欢的前奏,很喜欢的歌!~