The Ponchas

Hotel Metaphora
The Ponchas
Last change: Dec 18, 2020

Original Artist: Eagles
Song: Hotel California

[Intro]

Strum, then pluck the notes

Am E7 G D F C Dm E7
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[Verse 1]

Am E7
On a dark island highway, cool wind in my hair
G D
Warm smell of ponchitas rising up through the air
F C
Up ahead in the distance, fucking christmas lights
Dm
My head grew heavy
E7
I had to stop for the night

Am E7
There she stood in the doorway, I heard the papaya yell
G D
Then I was thinking to myself this could be Heaven or this could be Hell
F C
She cleaned up the latas and she showed me the way
Dm
There were voices down the corridor,
E7
I thought I heard them say

[Verse 2]

F C
Welcome to the Hotel Metaphora
E7
Such a lovely place
E7
(Such a lovely place)
Am
Such a lovely face
F C
Plenty of room at the Hotel Metaphora
Dm
Any time of year
Dm
(Any time of year)
E7
You can find it here

[Verse 3]

Am E7
Her mind is Ambrosio twisted, she got the bolo de mel
G D
She got a lot of good, good, guys and she knows them well
F C
How they danced in the sunset, sweet summer sweat
Dm E7
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

Am E7
So I called up Cristina, “Please bring me my wine”
G D
She said, “We’ve had that spirit here since 1969”
F C
And still those voices are calling from far away
Dm E7
Wake you up in the middle of the night just to hear them say

[Chorus]

F C
Welcome to the Hotel Metaphora
E7
Such a lovely place
E7
(Such a lovely place)
Am
Such a lovely face
F C
We livin’ it up at the Hotel Metaphora
Dm
What a nice surprise
Dm
(what a nice surprise)
E7
Bring your alibis

[Verse 4]

Am E7
Barrels on the terrace, rainwater on ice
G D
And she said, “We are all just prisoners here of our own device”
F C
Together we are unstable, we gather for the feast
Dm E7
We stab them with our staplers but you just can’t kill the trees

Am E7
Last thing I remember, I was running for the door
G D
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
F C
“chikipum” said Patricia, “You have money to receive
Dm E7
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave”

[Chorus]

F C
Welcome to the Hotel Metaphora
E7
Such a lovely place
E7
(Such a lovely place)
Am
Such a lovely face
F C
We livin’ it up at the Hotel Metaphora
Dm
What a nice surprise
Dm
(what a nice surprise)
E7
Bring your alibis

Am E7 G D F C Dm E7
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E|–0——-0—-0———–3—-3—–2———-1——1—-0—

Erika Sall
Volunteer at Teatro Metaphora – Associação de Amigos das Artes
European Solidarity Corps  
To know more: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en


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