When you see familiar faces,
But you don't remember where they're from,
Could you be wrong?
When you've been particular places,
That you know you've never been before,
Can you be sure?
'Cause you know this has happened before,
And you know that this moment in time is for real,
And you know when you feel Deja vu.

Feel like I've been here before,
Feel like I've been here before.

Ever had a conversation,
That you realize you've had before,
Isn't it strange?
Have you ever talked to someone,
And you feel you know what's coming next?
It feels pre-arranged.
'Cause you know that you've heard it before,
And you feel that this moment in time is surreal,
'Cause you know when you feel deja-vu.

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"Déjà Vu" as written by Stephen Percy Harris David Michael Murray

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    General CommentI always thought this song was one of Maiden's worst, at least from their glory era, in terms of lyrics. If it's supposed to say anything about the phenomenon of deja vu, well it sounds like a naive child's first encounter with the experience. That's not to say capturing childlike wonder is bad, but this is nothing like that - just very prosaic and uninteresting. Barely even rhymes, and while rhyming isn't always necessary, the worst part is they do attempt one rhyme - "faces" and "places" - a scheme they totally ignore later ("conversation" and "someone" should rhyme). The end result is it just feels like a half-assed mess.

    If they wrote a similar song, let's say about the phenomenon of losing blood circulation to your leg, it would go something like:

    When you get out of bed
    But now you can't, instead you fall
    Are your legs really there?

    You cannot feel them
    But you see they're still there
    Can you be sure?

    Feels like there's no legs at all!
    Feels like there's no legs at all!
    Feels like there's no legs at all!
    Feels like there's no legs at all!
    angvon August 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne reason I like this song, is because I usually have a lot of deja vu experiences and am forgetful. Oh, and because the guitar in this song kicks ass.
    Teufelon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this is good. I get a lot of deja vu too, and it's freaky. Kind of similar to Infinite Dreams.
    UpTheIronson April 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of Dream Of Mirrors.
    LordOfLighton April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimple subject matter, really. I like it because I can relate well =P
    Crujebsulon June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, my personal favorite from my personal favorite album of maiden. The sound on the whole album is just sooooo far ahead from late 80's. Great vocals, great riffs, great solos, great concepts..If you dont have somewhere in time, go buy it asap.
    komm123on July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is off the album Somewhere in Time, which isn't really a concept album, but does have the loose theme of the passage of time. I guess Deja Vu kind of adds to that theme by presenting a paradox of time, time repeating itself, at least in someone's mind.
    The Oligarchon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery underrated song. I know the lyrics are a little silly but it has a killer melody.
    thrashgrunge4lifeon July 31, 2014   Link

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