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Deja Vu

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“Deja Vu”
By Kevin Bulmer (SOCAN)
©2006 Kevin Bulmer Enterprises

About the Song: I wrote this song in 2006. Aside from a couple of different chord implementations and a few arrangement tweaks here and there, the song remains the same as when it was originally conceived. However, the first home demo I made of this track featured electric guitar and a driving drum beat. I always figured it would be a pop departure on an album of rock songs that I still hope to make one day. But when this particular project came to life, “Déjà vu” held up best as the song that sounded like a few folks on a front porch could bring it to life with just a couple of acoustic guitars, a shaker and a couple of voices. In that sense, this song became the backbone of the project.

As for the lyrics, I have often experienced the sensation of déjà vu. When it happens, I figure it means I’m on the right path. Whether or not that true is anyone’s guess.

I also used to dream, frequently, of tornadoes. Whenever a “tornado dream” would come along, I would take it to mean that major changes and/or shakeups were afoot. And it most often turned out to be the case. I’m glad to say I don’t have tornado dreams much anymore (although, I did have one in September of 2013, during the post production of this project).

What really sealed the deal with finally trying to record this song is how much my oldest son, Eddie, seems to love it. He has consistently encouraged me to record it pretty much from the moment he first heard it, which was six or seven years after it was first written.

This one’s for Eddie, who has been a constant encouragement and always an inspiration.

Oh, and one more thing: “Deja Vu” is the song that ends every episode of the No Schedule Man Podcast!


Lyrics:

When those tornadoes
Come rolling through
Even in dreams, they’ll make you wonder what to do

The walls are shakin’
The silo fell
And yet you’re calm as your foundation gets beat all to hell

Because there are some times
When your mind rewinds
It’s a slow hard climb
On the trail where you find

That I have been here once before
Not sure exactly when
Not sure exactly where
And I don’t know what for
But here I am again
And here we’re gonna go
I wish that I knew where
But I don’t have a clue
Just a little déjà vu

If it’ll happen
It’s in the hand
Even with jokers over aces, that’s the plan

So you can trade ‘em
Or cash ‘em out
Or wear contentment while the others are shadowed in doubt

Because there are some times
When your mind rewinds
It’s a slow hard climb
On the trail where you find

That I have been here once before
Not sure exactly when
Not sure exactly where
And I don’t know what for
But here I am again
And here we’re gonna go
I wish that I knew where
But I don’t have a clue
Just a little déjà vu

Standing in the forest unaware of any trees
They all could be eliminated with relative ease
The planting and the seeding and the patience is the trick
But if you stand and tug the shoots
They’ll die off quick

Yeah, I have been here once before
Not sure exactly when
Not sure exactly where
And I don’t know what for
But here I am again
And here we’re gonna go
I wish that I knew where
But I don’t have a clue
Just a little déjà vu

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