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
Pink champagne on ice
And she said
We are all just prisoners here of our own device
In their masters‘ chambers
They gathered for the feast
Stab it with their steely knives but they just can’t kill the beast
Tried to keep you close to me
But life got inbetween
Tried to square not being there
But think that I should have been

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back