"Hotel Chelsea Nights" as written by and Ryan Adams....
How long it's gonna be, babe
Before I get over you, doll?
I bet it's gonna be awhile now, kid
What with you living right up the hall
And I'm tired of living here in this hotel
Snow and the rain falling through the sheets
In fact, I'm tired of 23rd Street
Strung out like some Christmas lights out there in the
Chelsea nights

Maybe you just didn't read me right
The lights went you,
And you just didn't understand
I played your song, I got the melody all wrong
Wound your shit up like a ball of rubber bands
And I'm tired of living in this hotel
Fire and blood all into the streets
In fact, I'm tired of 23rd Street
Strung out like some Christmas lights
Out there in the Chelsea nights
Strung out like some Christmas lights
Out there in the Chelsea nights

I feel like getting rid of all my things
Maybe just disappear into the fog
The traffic roars, my stomach screams
Like a gang of angry dogs
And I'm tired of living in this hotel
TV and dirty magazines
And I'm just trying to get some sleep
Strung out like some Christmas lights
Out there in the Chelsea nights
Strung out like some Christmas lights
Out there in the Chelsea nights
Strung out like some Christmas lights
Out there in the Chelsea nights
Strung out like some Christmas lights
Out there in the Chelsea nights


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"Hotel Chelsea Nights" as written by Ryan Adams

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    General CommentI love this song, but I can't help but notice how incredibly similar it is to Prince's Purple Rain. What's going on?
    kevin111on January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this man!
    icicleson March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've actually found a couple of songs by him that I thought were similar to Purple Rain.
    starlitedineron July 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthotel chelsea is a place where some famous rock n roll artists used to hang out - leonard cohen, sid vicious, janis joplin... it's a hotel on 23rd street in new york. don't know what girl he's singing about though.
    gnatalieon December 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI stayed at the Hotel Chelsea not too long ago ... you can feel the vibe of the hotel echoing in this song. There's actually a line of Christmas lights that stay out on one of the balconies year-round: "Strung out like some Christmas lights, out there in the Chelsea nights."

    Great song.
    littleheadon February 10, 2011   Link

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