Hotel Yorba

Album: White Blood Cells (2001)
Charted: 26
  • 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 thirty nine times that I love you
    To the beauty I had found

    Well its one, two, three, four
    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 its one, two, three, four
    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
    And 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 can say I do at least

    Well its one, two, three, four
    Take the elevator
    At the Hotel Yorba
    I'll be glad to see you later
    All they got inside is vacancy

    And its four, five, six, seven
    Grab your umbrella
    Grab hold of me
    'Cause I'm your favorite fella
    All they got inside is vacancy Writer/s: JACK WHITE
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 15

  • Amanda from Los Andeles, CaAccording to Jack White, one day he went to visit Meg White who showed him a drum beat that she had made up that morning. Jack wrote a song around the drum beat, the song became Hotel Yorba.
  • Sophia from Detroit, MiThe Hotel Yorba is located in a HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD called Hubbard Farms in southwest Detroit, which is NOT by far "one of the worst areas in Detroit." I know this because I (and many other young multicultural young families, professionals, artists, and peace activists) live two blocks away from the Hotel Yorba. I have lived here for twenty years and have raised a family. My street was voted by the Free Press to be one of the 10 best streets in Detroit to live on. The Yorba IS a bone of contention for the neighborhood as it's low rent with no commitment longer than a week attracts transient low socio-economic status people and all the associated ills. A man who lived at the Yorba broke into my house three times in the same month. It is situated between a beautiful historic park, a public middle school, gorgeous historic homes, and a historic bridge, which crosses over into Canada. The neighborhood suffers from crimes committed by people who live at the Yorba and certainly suffers from the curious suburbia that drive in and drive out just for fun and then post sensational impressions of our home for the world to see. The Yorba should be torn down and be left only a romantic musical memory of White Stripes and their fans.
  • Alessandra from St.louis, Mook, they were married! DUH! not brother & sister. & i love the White Stripes. a bunch!
  • Kayla from Wilmington, Ncthe white stripes are the bestest.
  • Dan from New York, NyI saw Jack interviewed on TV. He said he doesn't actually know why he was banned from the Hotel Yorba. Then again, he also changed his name to Quad III for a 3 week tour in England. He's a bonafide loon. But and awesome loon.
  • Denise from Lake Orion, MiThe Hotel Yorba is definitely a real place. My husband and I went down there for many years with our church for an outreach ministry. The church still to this day provides donations of clothing, food and even spiritual food to the amazing people that live there. The people who stay there pay weekly for a place to live. They were good to us, but when you have a drug problem you make bad choices. I had some real growing experiences there. It made me even more thankful to God for getting me out of drugs and grateful to Him that I was never on the street.
  • Vanessa from Detroit, MiOkay, first of all i have to say i love this song, well i love The White Strips!! And second, i live and grew up in Detroit. I went to school at Western International right around the corner from Hotel Yorba. That hood is not that bad.... I have family who lives by and on that street, and nothing never happened to them.....Yeah there are gangs and stuff like that, but thats every where... Hotel Yorba is full of poor drug addicts, but they don't bother anyone....all they look for is some change.... I love Detroit, I love Jack and I love The White Stripes!!!!
  • Anthony from St. Clair Shores, MiYeah, I've been up there. It's a dump. That section of Lafayette is worse than most areas in Detroit.
  • Ryan from Fullerton, CaDoes it really matter if their related or ex-spouses? What matters is that they make kick ass music.
  • Tony from St Louis, Moeric from ottowa is right i love this song its so happy
  • Bizgotti from Toronto, Canadajack white use to hear rumours that the beatles use to stay at the hotel when he was a kid.....those rumours are untrue.
  • Mike from Cleveland, Ohi once went to a white stripes concert in detroit afterwards i thought it would be cool to stay in hotel yorba. so as i looked for the hotel i somehow went over a bridge taking me to canada. i turned around and had to go back through customs and as they searched my car, i decided that they might know where lafeyette blvd. was.when i asked the angry man who could not understand why i would go to canada and immedtily turn around where this hotel was he told me that he would not ever go to that part of town unless he was packing heat. so i trudged on after another hour i arrived, so my friends and i entered and asked for a room. they asked how long i would be staying i said a night. they told me that is not possible because they are not really a hotel. but a cheap apartment building all of this conversation was going through a bullet proof glass. as we turned away with our heads in down walking past the security guard who was about to light up his joint, a man by the name of D ran up to us. he explained that we could hang out with him for the night in his room. if we payed him 5 dollars apiece. and of course giving him some beer. our group huddled up and decided that this was a good idea. so i went to the car to grab the beer. as the rest followed the man. once they reached the lobby the man behind the bulletproof glass said that we could not go to D's room. D was not happy about this because he was not going get any money or a buzz. so they started cussing at eachother. about this point we all decided that we should probably just leave. and thats what i know about hotel yorba.
  • Eric from Ottawa, OhThey arent brother and sister they are ex husband and wife
  • Kristen from Campbellville, CanadaThats a lie, they are brother and sister, my fav song
  • Dave from Liverpool, EnglandThe song was recorded in one of the rooms at the hotel, which led to them being barred from going there.
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