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There one song Hotel California from Eagles , I tried to know about meaning of that song & its album cover image which has something pointing to some ghost on window.

From google i read its poiting to Antony LaVey who was converting people to his church of satanism (lyrics matched with is : you can never leave, from which they could "never leave" etc.).

But here in this question if we consider the colitas meaning than things will going in different direction.

so is this song is something related to satanism or drug ?

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    It's funny that the "younger generation" has all this neat info at their fingertips. When I was growing up, back in the 70's and early 80's, the rumor was that it was written about a friend who died of cancer. "Mirrors on the ceiling, pink champagne on ice" was supposedly the operating room and IV packets of blood, and of course "stab it with their steely knives but they just can't kill the beast" was the operation. "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" was supposedly the moment of death. – Johnny Bones Mar 13 '16 at 3:13
  • This is just a personal take, so I won't make it a real answer: the hotel from No Exit -- popculturephilosopher.com/… – Chris Sunami Mar 14 '16 at 13:30
  • Would you like to give your thoughts on Angst answer? – Bebs Mar 22 '17 at 9:36
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Like a lot of great songs, which stick in people's heads, it was written to suggest a lot of things, rather than have a specific meaning.

The public statements by various band members about the song refer to the song being about the loss of innocence, and you can pretty much hang everything on that peg : personally for The Eagles themselves coming to California, knowing first-hand the excesses of the rock'n'roll life and other weirdness - more generally, a comment on American society turning away from a more hopeful, idealistic time into a time of self-centeredness and excess. Also the nightmare feeling of an innocent person, who's arrived in this weird hotel full of decadence and odd goings-on, from which there seems no escape. Also the satanism and drugs references. Also the fact that you can turn almost anything in the song (colitas etc) into a reference to something else, that's also part of the nightmare feeling, that nothing is what it seems.

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