Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way

from The Eagles – Hotel California Lyrics on Rap Genius


The candle is probably refering to a cigarette. “She showed me the way” means that this girl is leading him into the life of drugs, sex, and hedonism.

Or it could be interpreted that she showed him the way to emotional pain or that she masked the “dark side” with the light of the candle.

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