"Deja Vu (All Over Again)" as written by Vella M. Cameron and John Barnes....
Did you hear 'em talkin' 'bout it on the radio
Did you try to read the writing on the wall
Did that voice inside you say I've heard it all before
It's like Deja Vu all over again

Day by day I hear the voices rising
Started with a whisper like it did before
Day by day we count the dead and dying
Ship the bodies home while the networks all keep score

Did you hear 'em talkin' 'bout it on the radio
Could your eyes believe the writing on the wall
Did that voice inside you say I've heard it all before
It's like Deja Vu all over again

One by one I see the old ghosts rising
Stumblin' 'cross Big Muddy
Where the light gets dim
Day after day another Momma's crying
She's lost her precious child
To a war that has no end

Did you hear 'em talkin' 'bout it on the radio
Did you stop to read the writing at The Wall
Did that voice inside you say
I've seen this all before
It's like Deja Vu all over again
It's like Deja Vu all over again


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"Deja Vu (All Over Again)" as written by John Barnes Vella M. Cameron

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    General Commentone of his best songs imo, dont really like the rest of his songs on the album though
    idkon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI had a copy of this song, and I thought it was about Vietnam itself... then I found out that it came out in 2004. o_O
    TenYears_Goneon March 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is commenting on the similarities between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War.
    justinbaily21on March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about how the americans never change because of vietnam and irac war
    joe walsh ruleson July 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree. You can almost feel the mood John was in while writing this. Saddened, shaking his head, disappointed that lessons of the past are ignored and here we are again, embroiled in a war that's impossible to win.
    robyroxiton September 15, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is not about how the Americans never change because of Vietnam or Iraq. That doesn't even make sense.

    This song is about the erie similarities between the Vietnam war and Iraq war which were both pursued by an over zealous commander in chief despite a large enough reason for going to war. The Americans did not want to go to war in Vietnam but Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon wouldn't stop. They kept sending men over to the jungles of Vietnam. That was the wrong thing to do and it was an unpopular war. John Fogerty is saying here that the government was making the same mistake by sending people to Iraq because he views the Iraq war as unnecessary (like the Vietnam war). He's right about the Vietnam war but Sadam Hussein had to go.
    FogertyFanBostonon February 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe only difference between the Vietnam War and Iraq was the draft. If we would have had the draft during Iraq, college campus across the country would have been burning. Funny how quite that generation was when someone else is dying. Its a back door draft. Take away the jobs and the poor have to join. If we are going to be in a constant state of war ( which seems to be the way we are heading ), make everyone sacrifice. Not just the poor That will end wars a lot faster
    gary62on July 21, 2013   Link

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