Song Analysis


Thursday 8 September 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

(coming soon! In the meantime, read Tori’s quotes about the song.)

"I was definitely crashing at a certain point, I mean emotionally crashing. I had almost crashed and that’s what I sing about in Hotel. It’s a strange feeling to see you are crashing, and you know, that it is so, and you know nobody will appear and say: you don’t have to crash now. you crash, and then you gotta crawl out of that one." (Deutschlandfunk, May 18, 1998)

" ’Hotel’ she says goodbye to someone she perhaps might have married. I think as you’re getting married, all the loves, even the 10-minutes loves, are popping up. ’Hotel’ was really like feeling like an agent - a spy - in that he was the greatest guy at one time and they were giving me time behind enemy lines. Even though she knows they can’t be lovers because it’s a whole other life, she just can’t let him go. That’s the thing about letting old lovers go. You don’t stop loving some of them. There are a couple you love no less than you ever did. Not to mention names...but I’m still in love with a couple. You’re not going to try to make it work again, but if they needed you, you’d drop everything." (Alternative Press, July 1998)