notell hotel lyrics – 10cc

i checked into the room and i checked the view
and then i locked and chained the door
i had time to kill i had sp*ce to fill
like a prisoner on the floor
but then the silence broke, there’s a woman
screaming down the hall
and i wondered what was going on
here at the notell hotel

so i killed the light and i slipped the chain
took a peek into the hall
i was just in time to see the waiter trip
and drop the dinner on the floor
but the bellboy smiled as the elevator started to fall
and i wondered what was going on
down at the notell hotel

ooh, i love a mystery (cover up and intrigue)
life can be a thriller, a fantasy of everything i see
ooh, how i love a mystery (turned up raincoats)
secret agents, waiting for the missing clue
at a rendezvous

i heard the sound of feet and i looked out to
meet a girl i knew i’d seen before
she had the kind of looks, you see in dirty books
and she was dripping on the floor
she was taking a shower when someone tiptoed in
and turned out the lights
it’s gonna be one of those nights
down at the notell hotel

i took her into my room and picked the lock on the bar
to get a drink to calm her down
then the mirror cracked as the window shook
and the table turned around
and when i grabbed at the phone
there was a voice at the end of the line
“is that 1059? is anything wrong, is there anything wrong”
here at the notell hotel

ooh, i love a mystery (cover up and intrigue)
life can be a thriller, a fantasy of everything i see
ooh, how i love a mystery (turned up raincoats)
secret agents, waiting for the missing clue
at a rendezvous

/ 10cc lyrics