Saturday, July 26, 2014

Welcome to the Hotel Socialism; What a Lovely Place

Paul Krugman chose 'Hotel California' by the Eagles as his Friday night music selection.

Personally, I have also thought of the lyrics as a description of the lure of government central planning by the unknowing--and the ultimate result. Especially these lines:

Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night...

And I was thinking to myself,
"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell"


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 surprise)

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! "


1 comment:

  1. Every person I know that is either a musician or involved in the music industry hates this song. It's fitting that the Krug likes it.