[Bm] On a dark desert highway, [F#] cool wind in my hair [A] Warm smell of colitas [E] rising up through the air [G] Up ahead in the distance, [D] I saw a shimmering light [Em] My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim [F#] I had to stop for the night. [Bm] There she stood in the doorway; [F#] I heard the mission bell [A] And I was thinking to myself this could be [E] heaven or this could be hell [G] Then she lit up a candle, [D] and she showed me the way [Em] There were voices down the corridor, [F#] I thought I heard them say. [G] Welcome to the Hotel [D] California. Such a [Em] lovely place, such a [Bm] lovely face [G] Plenty of room at the Hotel [D] California [Em] Any time of year (any time of year) you [F#] can find it here [Bm] Her mind is Tiffany twisted, [F#] she got a mercedes benz [A] She got alot of pretty pretty boys [E] that she calls friends [G] How they danced in the court yard [D] sweet summer sweat [Em] Some dance to remember [F#] some dance to forget. [Bm] So I called up the captain; [F#] Please bring me my wine [A] He said we haven't had that spirit here since [E] nineteen sixty-nine [G] And still those voice are calling from [D] far away [Em] Wake you up in the middle of the night [F#] Just to hear them say. [G] Welcome to the Hotel [D] California. Such a [Em] lovely place, such a [Bm7] lovely face [G] We're livin' it up at the Hotel [D] California [Em] What a nice surprise! [F#] Bring your alibis. [Bm] Mirrors on the ceiling; [F#] the pink champagne on ice [A] And she said we are all just prisoners here , [E] of our own device [G] And in the master's chambers, [D] they gathered for the feast [Em] They stab it with their steely knives [F#] but they just can't kill the beast. [Bm] Last thing I remember, [F#] I was running for the door [A] I had find the passage back [E] to the place I was before [G] "Relax" said the night man; [D] we are programmed to receive [Em] You can check out anytime you like [F#] but you can never leave.