I love this song, almost to an extreme, it’s so catchy and meaningful. Before I continue I should say that this is my interpretation of the song and you can have whatever opinion you want on it. Come to think that should be a rule for all my posts. Anyways what I truly think this song is about is love. So many things in the song can be an analogy for it. For example, take the feast scene “They stab it with their steely knives but just can’t kill the beast.” This is an analogy for people either wanting to get away from love or get more of it and just can’t succeed. The whole hotel is an analogy for love. Plus it’s California, while never living there I’m just gonna guess there’s a lot of love going on in Cali. Anyways it’s my favorite song hands down.