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Hotel California Technique
Great lyrics move us like the world's best poems. Take a close-up look at the art.
Musically, "Hotel California" is propelled by Don Henley's incomparable voice, which sounds a bit like someone trying to play it cool while straining to be heard above a noisy room. The song also c...
"Hotel California" has seven different sections, two of which are the chorus. The song has lots of rhyming verses, but there is no obvious pattern or rhyme scheme. In the first stanza, for example,...
The speaker is a free spirit and likes to do things his own way. And at the beginning of the song, he does do things his own way. He's on the road, letting the wind ruffle through his hair as he ro...
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