I was watching
with one eye on the other side
I had fifteen people telling me to move
I got moving on my mind
I found shelter
in some thoughts turning wheels around
I said 39 times that I love you
to the beauty I had found

Well its 1 2 3 4
take the elevator
at the Hotel Yorba
I'll be glad to see you later
all they got inside is vacancy

I've been thinking
of a little place down by the lake
they got a dirty little road leading up to the house
I wonder how long it will take 'till we're alone
sitting on the front porch of that home
stomping our feet on the wooden boards
never gonna worry about locking the door

Well it's 1 2 3 4
take the elevator
at the Hotel Yorba
I'll be glad to see you later
all they got inside is vacancy

It might sound silly
for me to think childish thoughts like these
but I'm so tired of acting tough, I'm gonna do what i please
let's get married
in a big cathedral by a priest
'cause if I'm the man that you love the most,
you could say I do at least

Well its 1 2 3 4
take the elevator
at the hotel yorba
I'll be glad to see you later
all they got inside is vacancy

And it's 4 5 6 7
grab your umbrella
grab hold of me
'cause I'm your favourite fella
all they got inside is vacancy


Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery, edited by culprit

Hotel Yorba song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentYou are all blithering idiots. The Stripes deserve better fans.
    RebelPancakeon March 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentO will all of you stop bitching about your issues . lets get back to the song . it rox :) .
    NIKKIEon April 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthas everyone forgotten this is a song meanings website? Stop putting each other down like five year olds (contradictory i know but i couldnt resist the chance to seem supirior) Having said all that, Im one of those annoying people that points out in many songs, the lyrics are just words and sentances that fit well with and suppliment the music. This type of lyric has just as much value as lyrics that tell a story, but it changes how the song works. All of the white stripes songs shoudl be listened to as mucis first, with lyrics and meanings second.
    Cinnamon__Spideron April 16, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about just being in love and thinking crazy things (like when you are in love), it says cool things but... if one image worth 1000 words, then one video worths 1000 books!!! I mean, the video of this song is soooo self-explanatory... (and by the way, did Renée watch this video before dating Jack, or did she watch this video before marrying jack, and that's why they broke up?) I mean, jack will have a miserable love life (outside Meg) just for having made this video (ok Meg will have a miserable love life, too)
    hada_púrpuraon May 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe it's sort of a Johnny Cash to June Carter song if that makes any sense. That's the idea I got from it since I first heard it...if you know anything about his life & love for her it really fits.
    madanicaon July 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis is my favorite song by the white stripes along with Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.
    supposewetryon September 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn this is a good song. it sounds like country, but so much better... just because it's the white stripes and the white stripes own.
    weezerific:cutleryon March 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentextremely cute song, love the music.
    So_Impossibleon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone every see the real Hotal Yorba? It's this run down building in Detroit what was like the Ritz a while ago. Now it's a slut mota.l
    masterb8er10on April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan you just give me the address please master, LOL
    JamesDon April 17, 2002   Link

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