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 .
The song has been described as being “all about American decadence and burnout, too much money, corruption, drugs and arrogance; too little humility and heart.” It has also been interpreted as an allegory about hedonism, self-destruction, and greed in the music industry of the late 1970s.
“The colitas is a plant that grows in the desert that blooms at night, and it has this kind of pungent, almost funky smell,” he said. There is no plant by that name and he probably meant eucalyptus or the cereus night-blooming cactus. Supposedly it can also be a “Mexican slang” for the tip of the marijuana 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.
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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.
However, one rumor, fabricated in the 1990’s by someone with no connection to any owners of the hotel , states that the Eagles once owned it. This is unequivocally false. Many of the other legends are less black and white and continue to fascinate the public.
po·li·ta Adjective. Translate “polita” to English: pretty. Spanish Synonyms of “polita”: bonito, lindo, mono, precioso, coqueto, hermoso, chévere, bonico, chuly, churro.
Guitars Fender. Gibson. Epiphone. Paul Reed Smith. Ibanez. Martin. Squier. Taylor.
colitas Pronunciation . col·i·tas.