Deja Vu – Roger Waters

Just started listening to RW’s newest album Is This The Life We Really Want? Very Pink Floyd; this could have fit perfectly at least by musical style in The Wall of The Final Cut. His use of the phrase ‘electronic eyes’ is reminiscent of its use in Postwar Dreams. Yet to hear the rest of the songs in the album. More pleasant surprises I hope. RW never lost it.

[Verse 1]
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 aging

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

[Verse 2]
And 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

[Verse 3]
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 vote 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 pools
There’s ninety-nine cents’ worth of drunkards and fools