Interpretations:(She Was A) Hotel Detective

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Interpretation 1[edit | edit source]

I'm positive this is pretty much what it seems -- a story about a hotel detective. Correct me if I'm wrong, of course. -Lie

Interpretation 2[edit | edit source]

Is it just me, or do the last lines seem sexual to anyone else?

Come on and swing with me (Swinger baby!)

From the top of a tree

And make me feel like a bee (pollination)

That's where I want to know you (in a 'biblical' sense)

Maybe I'm over-analysing. :)
Joygerhardt

Interpretation 3[edit | edit source]

Well, to give some credence to the sexual aspect, I'm pretty sure I heard somewhere that "hotel detective" is slang for a hooker. This would also fit in well with the song's sequel. Tutt 15:49, 7 Oct 2005 (EDT)

I wonder if this ties in to Flans' yelling "Come on her!", if that's seriously what he's saying. --RaygunShaun 14:31, 5 February 2012 (EST)

Interpretation 4[edit | edit source]

I think it's a love song. Its sorta like the guy is trying to find the right one and The hotel detective is the one. - User:Goodtimes2 —originally posted to Interpretations:(She Was A) Hotel Detective (Single Mix) [deleted] at 00:50, 14 November 2006

Interpretation 5[edit | edit source]

Considering "hotel detective" is, indeed, a slang for prostitute, I think it is about a prostitute, but... The narrator is speaking very literally about the term. Seems to think the titular prostitute is a LITERAL detective at a hotel. Possibly a lover or family member who doesn't know their loved one's actual career. Vidihawk (talk) 03:52, 30 June 2014 (EDT)

Interpretation 6[edit | edit source]

In light of the information of a hotel detective being a prostitute (I wasn't aware), I re-read the lyrics and I am thinking that she WAS a hotel detective, but now "she's gotten promoted". It says "She read that motel directive It told her she was defective I guess she found an easier way up the ladder and she took it Now that lady is running the world" Which I would interpret as she WAS a prostitute, and then decided she would either sleep her way into a better job, OR black mailed one of her johns to get a better job. --Bethany G