The song isn’t actually about an insane asylum ; there is no asylum anywhere in California or even the entire United States by the name of Hotel California . Some still insist that the Hotel California is a nickname for the Camarillo State Hospital in Camarillo, California .
” Colitas ” means “little tails” in Spanish; in Mexican slang it refers to buds of the cannabis (marijuana) plant. According to Glenn Frey, the “warm smell” is ” colitas it means little tails, the very top of the plant.”
Colitas (little tails) may refer to: A slang term in Hispanic culture for the buttocks. A slang term in Mexico for the buds of the cannabis plant.
Tiffany twisted means a mind twisted or intertwined with materialism and status. And colitas refers to the bud in cannabis.
DSHA is an all-male, maximum-security facility, forensic institution that houses mentally ill convicts who have been committed to psychiatric facilities by California’s courts. Located on a 700+ acre grounds in the city of Atascadero, California , it is the largest employer in that town.
The hotel is located in the town of Todos Santos on Baja California Sur, about 1,000 miles (1,609 km) south of San Diego and 48 miles (77 km) north of Cabo San Lucas. “ Hotel California ” is known for abstract lyrics that lead singer Don Henley has said describe excess in America.
Hotel California is a metaphor for cocaine addiction The narrator is on an exotic experimental mind journey. The “Dark Desert Highway” refers to a craving drug trip that has a disastrous aftermath.
Ese , amigo, hombre. Or, in English slang , dude, bro, homey. Ese is a Mexican – Spanish slang term of address for a fellow man.
po·li·ta Adjective. Translate “polita” to English: pretty. Spanish Synonyms of “polita”: bonito, lindo, mono, precioso, coqueto, hermoso, chévere, bonico, chuly, churro.
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Before long, religious zealots determined it was written about Satanism, or the church of Satan. The song then became tied in with many other songs considered to be evil , such as Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, and kids were either forced to stop listening or had to listen to it in secrecy.
Glenn Frey Don Felder Don Henley