[Em]On a dark desert highway, [B]cool wind in my hair
[D]Warm smell of colitas [A]rising up through the air
[C]Up ahead in the distance, [G]I saw a shimmering light
[Am]My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
[B]I had to stop for the night
[Em]There she stood in the doorway; [B]I heard the mission bell
[D]And I was thinking to myself this could be [A]heaven or this could be hell
[C]Then she lit up a candle,[G] and she showed me the way
[Am]There were voices down the corridor, [B]I thought I heard them say
[C]Welcome to the Hotel Cali[G]fornia.
Such a [Am]lovely place, such a [Em7]lovely face
[C]Plenty of room at the Hotel Cali[G]fornia
Any [Am]time of year (any time of year) you can [B]find it here
[Em]Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, [B]she got the Mercedes bends
[D]She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys [A]she calls friends
[C]How they dance in the courtyard, [G]sweet summer sweat.
[Am]Some dance to remember, [B]some dance to forget
[Em]So I called up the Captain, [B]"Please bring me my wine"
[D]He said, "We haven't had that spirit here since[A] nineteen sixty nine"
[C]And still those voices are calling from [G]far away,
[Am]Wake you up in the middle of the night [B]Just to hear them say...
[Em]Mirrors on the ceiling, [B]The pink champagne on ice
[D]And she said "We are all just prisoners here,[A] of our own device"
[C]And in the master's chambers, They [G]gathered for the feast
[Am]They stab it with their steely knives, But they [B]just can't kill the beast
[Em]Last thing I remember, I was [B]Running for the door
[D]I had to find the passage back to the [A]place I was before
[C]"Relax, " said the night man, "We are [G]programmed to receive.
[Am]You can check-out any time you like, but [B]you can never leave! "