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Dan Fogelberg: Heart Hotels Meaning


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Song Released: 1980

Heart Hotels Lyrics

Well, there's too many windows
In this old hotel
And rooms filled with reckless pride
And the walls have grown sturdy
And the halls have worn well
But there is nobody living inside
Nobody living inside
Gonna pull in the shutters
On this...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 6th report

    This song is about the music industry and the terrible abuse that musicians or anybody exposed to the business has to endure. There is a very sick group of corporate-connected lunatics that get endless joy from causing emotional pain and physical torture to these people, especially putting their faces to heat with technology that has been abused for years. There is nobody living inside the "heart hotel", it does nothing but crumple souls. I think this song was inspired by the 1975 death of Steve Woolam, original violinist of ELO, who "fell" from what is now the Jury's Inn hotel in Birmingham, England. There are distinct similarities between the string parts of this song and the strings heard in ELO's Livin' Thing. There is also another song on the Phoenix album called Face The Fire, and this provides additional parallels to ELO's Face The Music album, along with the guitar sound in the song Poker.

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