Hotel California written by The Eagles in 1977. A classic rock song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey is a song written about the materialism of the american dream. They stated in an interview that they were living the american dream and that where they got their inspiration. the song talks about how once you are living it you can never leave. you get addicted to it and it is what causes your own demise.
all though the band have released their meaning to the public i get a different message from it. for me it talks about getting stuck in your own mind and not being able to see anything different for example. “you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave.” for me this means that you will always be stuck with these brutal thoughts but you can sometimes escape buy doing something that will distract you. but these thoughts will always be here. the people in this song for me are our thoughts. it says that they will stab you with there Steele knives. i think that this means that our thoughts can cause damage and harm us if we are not careful.
My take on this song aside a similar song for me is Stairway to heaven by Led Zeppelin. this is because in that song they sing about people having to buy their way to happiness or heaven.