Sunday, September 05, 2004

John Fogerty: Deja Vu All Over Again

John Fogerty is not only part of the Music for Change tour, but he has a new album out on September 21 with a great new anti-war song, the title song. Maybe I've missed something but the Iraq war seems to have produced a lot less anti-war music of note. Merle Haggard's That's the News is the exception.

DEJA VU (ALL OVER AGAIN)


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

John Fogerty
©2004 Cody River Music / ASCAP


Here's my suggestion for every Music for Change tour. Have one of the bands do a cover of Fortune Son.

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