"Hotel Roosevelt" as written by and Daniel/palomar Layus....
Last call for the moon tonight, I
I read all, rain on Friday night, and
And take back all the things I said, and
Lay down, rest your pretty head now

Last call, no more drinks tonight, and
It's not your fault, it's time to walk away from
The velvet box full of alcohol, and
TV talks gone on far too long, and

Take anything that's better for me
Take anything that's better for you
Take anything that's better for me
Take it now

Shut up! I'm wrong, I know
But we can't talk about it
All of...the wars, we won
But we're still walkin' home, and

Don't give me your reasons
For all my bad intentions
New York, L.A., hey man
You know it's all the same

Last call, everyone go home, and
Take all of the LA rain in
'Cause it won't fall too much more this year, and
The summer's gone, but I'm still right here

Take anything that's better for me
Take anything that's better for you
Take anything that's better for me
Take it now...

Shut up! I'm wrong, I know
But we can't talk about it
All of the wars, we won
But we're still walkin' home, and

Don't give me your reasons
For all my bad intentions
New York, L.A., hey man
You know it's all the same now

New York, L.A., hey man
You know it's all the same
New York, L.A., hey man
You know it's all the same

New York, L.A., hey man
You know it's all the same
New York, L.A., hey man
Hey man, hey man

New York, L.A., hey man
You know it's all the same
New York, L.A., hey man
You know it's all the same

New York, L.A., hey man
You know it's all the same
New York, L.A., hey man
Hey man, hey man


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"Hotel Roosevelt" as written by Jared Palomar Daniel Layus

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    General Commentno one's commented on this song yet! another great song of Stars and Boulevards
    ilustrisimo08on July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsometimes i listen to songs and think they're not really about a specific thing or problem or person, but moreso a feeling. it's like singing about rain and having the song be about sadness. Like a poem giving insight into what the author feels like. i think that's what this song is about, just despondency and giving up.
    sheslikeohsoemoon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually like the demo version of this song better than the version that's on the cd. But it's still a very good song. All The Stars and Boulevards is a great cd.
    ifyouleaveon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, i like the demo version better too. =)
    0verdoseon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a song about a couple that's in a fight or just had one.

    He's at a bar drinking it off, but he knows last call is coming and it's sorta metaphorical for the one chance he has to make it right again ("Because it won't fall too much more this year").

    The New York, L.A. repetition is a bit confusing though. Could be a hint at how things are the same on both sides (good and bad?).

    What do you think?
    Omnion February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe feeling I got about the New York, L.A. bit was that he was just sick of it, and giving up like whatever it's all the same who cares kind of attidude.
    Panda Bearon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of my situtuation (maybe thats cause its easy to see things that remind you of what intense thing you're going through, but anyway). Its obviously a couple thats in some sort of disagreement and it seems like at first he's saying yea I was wrong, just forgive me, lay your head down its all okay.. then realizing that its not working and saying we both need to do whatever is good for us and its not being together, that the drama will ultimatly never end because of who we are together. They're still fighting and she's pointing out all of his wrongs and hes saying yea things have been crappy, but we're still going our separate ways and at this point theres not point in dwelling on the thing in this moment that makes you mad and putting me down for it, all of our disatifactions with each other and me are all bluring into one big feeling, LA, New York it's all the same, all of our arguments have been different in ways, but mostly they're all the same bullshit, showing us we don't work and need to just move on.

    or it could be how when stuff is going wrong you try to assure the person its fine and really you guys both want everything you can get out of an argument, walking away feeling like you have the upper hand, more of a bitter feeling, like yea i fucked up, i don't want to hear it because i'm sticking to what i think is right and all your bitching and nit picking is all the same to me, wrong.
    OhhTheFuzzon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis has a very defeatist feel to it. Doesn't matter what you do, or where you go, it's the same everywhere. Nothing makes a difference, nothing will change. You might as well quit while you're ahead, because it's not going to matter.

    Enjoy what you have while it lasts 'cause it sure as hell won't last very long: "Last call, everyone go home/ And take all of the L.A. rain in/ Because it won't fall too much more this year"
    jojomeimeion October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat a song.

    Its like when you have an argument, and you want to win, and be the right one, but really you know that your in the wrong.
    "Shut up, I'm wrong, I know
    But we can't talk about it"
    I'm pretty stubborn like that.

    but i like that idea 'jojomeimei' :)
    Luisapisaon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. the begining is so beautiful.
    i think its about the relationship falling down.
    "Last call for the moon tonight
    Read all rain on friday night
    And take back all the things I said
    And lay down, rest your pretty head now"
    _meaning i think him saying for her to just leave it at that at the moment.
    "Last call, no more drinks tonight
    And it's not your fault
    It's time to walk away from this velvet box full of alcohol
    And TV talks gone on far too long"
    _i think meaning obviously he is at a bar just drinking it off. bad
    "Take anything that's better for me
    Take anything that's better for you
    Take anything that's better for me
    Take it now"
    _'do what we should do'
    "Shut up, I'm wrong, I know
    But we can't talk about it
    All of the wars we won
    But we're still walking home
    Don't give me your reasons for all my bad intentions
    New York, L.A., hey man, you know it's all the same"
    _meaning they cant just talk it over again. its over. the NY LA thing i think that he is saying wherever they go its going to be the same thing over and over again.
    "Last call, everyone go home
    And take all of the L.A. rain in
    Because it won't fall too much more this year
    The summer's gone
    But I'm still right here"
    _'im not going anywhere nomatter how bad its going to be.'
    thats what i think its about. Augustana songs are very hard to figure out.
    =( i feel bad for them
    2shy2dance111on April 12, 2008   Link

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