“Déjà Vu” – Roger Waters [YouTube Audio Single]

LYRICS

If I had been God
I would have rearranged the veins in the face to make them more resistant to alcohol and less prone to ageing
If I had been God
I would have sired many sons and I would not have suffered the Romans to kill even one of them
If I had been God
With my staff and my rod
If I had been given the nod
I believe I could have done a better job

If I were a drone
Patrolling foreign skies
With my electronic eyes for guidance
And the element of surprise
I would be afraid to find someone home
Maybe a woman at a stove
Baking bread, making rice, or just boiling down some bones
If I were a drone

The temple’s in ruins
The bankers get fat
The buffalo’s gone
And the mountain top’s flat
The trout in the streams are all hermaphrodites
You lean to the left but you walk to the right

And it feels like déjà vu
The sun goes down and I’m still missing you
Counting the cost of love that got lost
And under my Gulf Stream, in circular balls
There’s ninety-nine cents worth of drunkards and fools

Roger Waters has shared a second single from his upcoming 2017 album, Is This The Life We Really Want? Listen to “Déjà Vu” above, courtesy of his YouTube.

The track features Roger’s soft acoustic playing paired with emotional lyrics, gentle piano, steady drums, sympathetic strings, and vocal harmonies. The genius of producer Nigel Godrich really shines through this track as well, with the sound of broken glass and a drone flying through the sky.

Is This The Life We Really Want? is scheduled to be released on June 2, 2017. Pick it up on Amazon. Last month, Waters shared the lead single “Smell the Roses.”

Roger will be heading out on a North American tour beginning in late May. For more, check out the Roger Waters Zumic artist page.

Roger Waters Is This The Life We Really Want? album cover art

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