23 febrero 2006

EAGLES: Faltan 3 meses

Hell freezes over - Hotel California

Resultaba sencillo empezar los meses que faltaban para los Eagles con el Hotel California, pero la verdad es que no fue la primera, y tal vez llegó su definitiva subida al Olimpo cuando la vi cantada en "unplugged" sentaditos ellos con sus guitarra acusticas, y un par de bombos por batería.

Cuando los Eagles se separaron dijeron que no volverían a tocar hasta que el inferno se congelara... Y así lo hicieron, añadiendo alguna canción nueva, y versionando en acústico sus propios temas, algo que, por cierto, gente como los Gipsy Kings se encargaron también de rumbear.

Hotel California es su canción bandera, la primera que nos viene a la cabeza y la última que se nos ira. "You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave..."

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

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