She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
This verse could refer to the woman in the first verse or another guest of the “Hotel”. The listener gets the idea that she is a wealthy woman in the line above. However, she is much past her prime — this is obvious because her various sexual partners are referred to as “boys” indicating a large age difference. Maybe they don’t even exist — maybe she’s just thinking of the girl she used to be.. who knows? It’s the Hotel California — anything goes!
The way ‘pretty’ is overly enunciated leads me to believe that her friends are homosexual. The adjective ‘pretty’ is often used in a derogatory way to refer to male homosexuals.
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