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What is the subliminal message in the song Hotel California by the Eagles?

What is the song about?
My friends mother wouldn’t let her listen to it, then I heard there is a message in the song??


  1. It states pretty clearly ..,
    “We are prisoners here, by our own devise.
    Possibly.., deviance, over-indulgence,as “sins that bind” through lack of exercising our will-power our prisons walls.., our self-limitations

  2. If anyone has seen the video, there is a picture of Anton Szander Lavey.
    But to true Eagles fans…..WHO CARES?!?!
    Something like subliminal songs but deadlier as this backmasking is done by summoning a devil to speak on the song. Here is one famous song by The Eagles — Hotel California
    Forwards: ‘There were voices down the corridor, thought I heard them say, welcome to the hotel California.’
    Backwards: ‘Yeah Satan, he organized, oh, he organized his own religion. Yeah, when he knows he should, how nice it was delicious, he puts it in a vet he fixes it for his son which he gives away.’
    FACTS: Indeed, the hotel in Hotel California is not in fact a hotel. The ‘California’ is a street in Los Angeles where the first Satanic Church was built, headed by Anton Szander Lavey, author of the Satanic Bible. Many major musicians were said to have attended this church, including Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones

  3. I have heard about all the rumours there are about this song when I grew up, and thay all proved wrong by further scrutiy:
    The nonsense about “stabbing the beast with their Steely knives” was in fact a subtle but friendly reference to the band Steely Dan, who put a line in one of their songs with the wording “Turn up the volume, the neighbours are listening, ’cause we play The Eagles”.
    To all the urban legends about this song I can only say, that there’s nothing to it. Below is a short cut-out from one of many articles about these rumors:
    “The truth proves far less satisfying than the myriad rumors that have sprung up around this song.
    Hotel California is an allegory about hedonism and greed in Southern California in the 1970s. At the time of its release, the Eagles were riding high in the music world, experiencing material success on a frightening level. Though they thoroughly enjoyed the money, drugs, and women fame threw their way, they were disquieted by it all and sought to pour that sense of unease into their music and to warn others about the dark underside of such adulation.
    In a 1995 interview, Don Henley said the song “sort of captured the zeitgeist of the time, which was a time of great excess in this country and in the music business in particular.” In another interview that same year, he referred to it as being about a “loss of innocence.”
    The album has as its underlying theme the corruption of impressionable rock stars by the decadent Los Angeles music industry. The celebrated title track presents California as a gilded prison the artist freely enters only to discover that he cannot later escape.
    The real Hotel California is not a place; it is a metaphor for the west coast music industry and its effect on the talented but unworldly musicians who find themselves ensnared in its glittering web. ”
    Sorry folks … the other stories are much more exciting! But, alas, there’s nothing to them!


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