According to Tiller. . .
We were sitting around the kitchen table and somehow California came up.
Tiller blurted out, “California is scary!”
“What? I said. “Why is California scary? You have never even been to California!”
“But there’s that hotel.”
I stare blankly at her.
She stares at me like I am the dumbest person on earth. How do i not get it, when it is so obvious?
“The hotel, mama. . .the one from the song, with the monster?”
“The Hotel California?”
“Yes,” she said, completely matter of fact.
“It has a monster?”
So, i sang the whole thing to myself, and sure enough, there is the following line:
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast
Wow. Hysterical. I really didn’t know she was paying that much attention to the lyrics to all the songs we listen to in the car.