Hotel Wikipedia: Wikipedia’s Official Theme Song

Last Updated: February 13, 2015

Did you know that Wikipedia have an official theme song ?

Well, It does have one.

“Hotel Wikipedia” is the beloved official theme song for Wikipedia lovers inspired by The Eagles’ 1976 song “Hotel California”. This song however never been recorded but the lyrics are ready, you can give it a try if you wish to.

Here’s the Humorous lyrics of “Hotel Wikipedia”,

On a dark office evening,
Sat down in my chair.
Sharp smell of stale coffee
Circling round in the air.
Suddenly on the webpage
There came a flickering light.
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim;
I had to stop for the night.
There it was in the link list:
“Edit page; you’ll do well”
And I was thinking to myself
This could be Heaven or this could be Hell!
Then it lit up the quickbar
And it showed me the way.
There were pages begging for clean-up;
I thought I heard them say:

Welcome to the Hotel Wikipedia
Such a lovely place
So much empty space
Plenty of work at the Hotel Wikipedia
Any time of year
You can find us here…

Its structure’s maze-passage twisted;
No one knows where it ends.
It’s got a lot of money mirror sites,
That it calls friends.
And in the dance of the pages
Editors sweat –
Some change to remember,
Some change to forget.
So I chose Contributions,
Tell me, what have I done?
And it said:
This is all that you’ve been good for, here,
since two thousand and one.
And still those pages beg changes
From far away,
Keep you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say…

Welcome to the Hotel Wikipedia
Such a lovely place
So much empty space
They’re typing it in at the Hotel Wikipedia
Things that you can do—
Revert vandals, too—

Many links in the Portal
Disambigs won’t suffice
And users said,
We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device.
And in the Most Requested
The list of pages increased;
They edit with their steely knives
But they just can’t kill the beast.
Last thing I remember,
I couldn’t take any more.
I had to find the passage back
to the life I had before
Relax, said the Rambot,
We are programmed to receive.
You can log out any time you like
But you can never leave.

Here’s a YouTube video with lyrics of Hotel California (the song that inspired “Hotel Wikipedia”).

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