The Eagles's "Hotel California"Actually, the most accepted theory is that Hotel California talks about "high life" in So. It talks about a being trapped in the high life, and having to deal with many obsessions - especially drugs.
Many of the lines mentioned in the other review of this song present on this site are a direct reference to drugs: "We are all prisoners here of our own device" - you choose to live the high life, and then are stuck to them; "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" - as an artist, you can always step away from the spotlight, but you'll always be stuck to it somehow; "this could be heaven or this could be hell" - once more, a reference to the high life, and also to the high during a drug run, and the low afterwards; "And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast The stab it with their steely knives, But they just can't kill the beast" - a reference to buying drugs for someone, doing the drugs, and still wanting more."The Eagles's "Hotel California"Actually...after talking to members of the band..song is about a gang in california..line "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave" symbolises the fact that once your in..in for life..
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain." Not only does heroin cause severe memory loss but it is also used as a pain killer.
America Sang, "The ocean is a desert with its life underground and a perfect disguise above", to explain that the ocean was much like a desert in the sense that both are barren, exposed to the sun, and uninhibited by (drinkable) water.
The artist explicitly describes what he had seen on his journey, to convey the idea of wide open peacefulness, A sky with no Doors's "People Are Strange"About a bad LSD trip.
The song sounds happy and upbeat, but this hides the character's seedy hobby.
Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" It is a song about his love for heroin.
He uses brown because heroin is normally found as a brown powder (china brown).