In a dark desert country, Christmas coming fast
Congress still in session, 1913 here at last
Seven men in the chamber; a Fed Proposal fright
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
We signed the contract that night

This gave us free money, but war takes tolls on thee
Gold coins and certificates were outlawed by thirty-three
And I cried to my God: "What have I unleashed";
In sixty-five silver coins were gone; how will we stop the beast?

Welcome to Hotel Debt California
Such a lovely rate (such a lovely rate) in a debtor state
Plenty of room at Hotel Debt California
Any time of year (any time of year) you can buy it here

Nixon is Japanese twisted, he's refusing the French
No more Gold, only Fiat for you; but let's still be friends
You'll like reserve dollars; earn them with your sweat
Some work to save beast bucks, some work to pay debt

So I called up Magoo Man; I'll pay gold for my stay
he said, We haven't had that coinage here since long before yesterday
And still those voices keep calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night, just to hear them say

Welcome to Hotel Debt California
Such a lovely rate (such a lovely rate) in a debtor state
They livin' it up at Hotel Debt California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise) bring your alibis

MasterChip in your forehead, a pink invoice is nice
And she said we are all just prisoners here of our own device
At the master's image, they're bowing at his feet
They charge it with their bobbing bows but they just can't pay the beast

Last thing I remember I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Relax said the high priest; we are programmed to deceive
You can charge-up anything you like, but you can never be free.

Written on 2-28-2005 by Brian Davis, and Inspired by Richard Benson's HOTEL "DEBT" CALIFORNIA
Original song from The Eagles - Hotel California