And she said: "We are all just prisoners here of our own device"

from The Eagles – Hotel California Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The overarching theme of “Hotel California” is the hedonism and self-destructiveness of the Hollywood music industry; drugs, sex, and rock and roll so to speak. This line is referencing how those stuck in the destructive cycle of fame and fortune are prisoners of their own choices and actions in the music industry.

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