A classic rock question that has nagged at me for years, so I Must Share…
A line in the Eagles’ Hotel California: “we are all just prisoners here/of our own device”.
A line in the Doors’ Unhappy Girl (from Strange Days, the second album I ever owned): “you are locked in a prison of your own device”.
A coincidence? Not bloody likely.
A common source? A search of Bartlett’s didn’t turn up anything under “prison” or “device”.
Plagiarism? Or is Hotel California some kind of Doors hommage? It always felt kind of Doors-y to me anyway. Whadja think?