deja vu
Olivia Rodrigo Lyrics


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Car rides to Malibu
Strawberry ice cream
One spoon for two
And trading jackets
Laughing 'bout how small it looks on you
(Ha-ha-ha-ha, ha-ha-ha-ha, ha-ha-ha-ha)
Watching reruns of Glee
Being annoying
Singing in harmony
I bet she's bragging
To all her friends, saying you're so unique, hmm

So when you gonna tell her
That we did that, too?
She thinks it's special
But it's all reused
That was our place, I found it first
I made the jokes you tell to her when she's with you

Do you get déjà vu when she's with you?
Do you get déjà vu? (Ah), hmm
Do you get déjà vu, huh?

Do you call her
Almost say my name?
'Cause let's be honest
We kinda do sound the same
Another actress
I hate to think that I was just your type

I'll bet that she knows Billy Joel
'Cause you played her "Uptown Girl"
You're singing it together
Now I bet you even tell her
How you love her
In between the chorus and the verse (ooh) (I love you)

So when you gonna tell her
That we did that, too?
She thinks it's special
But it's all reused
That was the show we talked about
Played you the song she's singing now when she's with you

Do you get déjà vu when she's with you?
Do you get déjà vu? Oh
Do you get déjà vu?

Strawberry ice cream in Malibu
Don't act like we didn't do that shit, too
You're trading jackets like we used to do
(Yeah, everything is all reused)
Play her piano, but she doesn't know (oh, oh)
That I was the one who taught you Billy Joel (oh)
A different girl now, but there's nothing new
(I know you get déjà vu)





(I know you get déjà vu)
(I know you get déjà vu)

Overall Meaning

In Olivia Rodrigo’s “deja vu”, she sings about a past relationship where she and her ex-lover used to do the same things that he now does with his new girlfriend. The song starts off describing a specific memory of driving to Malibu, eating strawberry ice cream with one spoon, and trading jackets while watching reruns of the TV show Glee. Olivia also notes that her ex’s new girlfriend is probably bragging to her friends about how unique and special her relationship is, while Olivia knows that everything they do together is all reused from her past relationship.


The chorus of the song poses the question, “Do you get déjà vu when she’s with you?” implying that Olivia’s ex may be experiencing feelings of familiarity and reminiscence when he is with his new girlfriend. The second verse touches on Olivia’s insecurities about her ex possibly mistaking his new girlfriend for her by almost calling her name, and how she hates to think that she was just his “type”.


Throughout the song, Olivia references specific memories and experiences that she shared with her ex, indicating how deeply she was invested in the relationship. Overall, “deja vu” is a song about the painful process of getting over a past love and watching them move on with somebody else while they do all the same things once shared with them.


Fun facts about “deja vu”:


Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

Car rides to Malibu
We used to take car rides to Malibu


Strawberry ice cream
We used to share strawberry ice cream


One spoon for two
We used to share one spoon for two scoops of ice cream


And trading jackets
We used to trade jackets


Laughing 'bout how small it looks on you
We used to laugh about how the jacket looks small on you


Watching reruns of Glee
We used to watch reruns of Glee together


Being annoying
We used to do things that annoyed others


Singing in harmony
We used to sing together in harmony


I bet she's bragging
I think she's bragging to her friends about you because you're unique


To all her friends, saying you're so unique, hmm
She's telling all her friends that you're unique


So when you gonna tell her
When are you going to tell her?


That we did that, too?
That we did those things together as well?


She thinks it's special
She thinks it's special and unique


But it's all reused
But we've already done it all before


That was our place, I found it first
That was the place we used to go to and I found it first


I made the jokes you tell to her when she's with you
I made the jokes that you're now telling her when you're with her


Do you get déjà vu when she's with you?
Do you feel like you're experiencing the same things again when you're with her?


Do you get déjà vu? (Ah), hmm
Do you get déjà vu, huh?


Do you get déjà vu, huh?
Do you get déjà vu, huh?


Do you call her
Do you ever call her?


Almost say my name?
Do you almost say my name instead of hers?


'Cause let's be honest
Because let's be honest


We kinda do sound the same
We sound alike


Another actress
You found another actress


I hate to think that I was just your type
I hate to think that I was just your type


I'll bet that she knows Billy Joel
I bet she knows about Billy Joel


'Cause you played her "Uptown Girl"
Because you played her 'Uptown Girl'


You're singing it together
You're now singing it together


Now I bet you even tell her
I bet you tell her


How you love her
How you love her


In between the chorus and the verse (ooh) (I love you)
You say 'I love you' in between the chorus and the verse


That was the show we talked about
That was the show we used to talk about


Played you the song she's singing now when she's with you
I played you the song that she's now singing with you


Do you get déjà vu when she's with you?
Do you feel like you're experiencing the same things again when you're with her?


Do you get déjà vu? Oh
Do you get déjà vu?


Do you get déjà vu?
Do you get déjà vu?


Strawberry ice cream in Malibu
We used to have strawberry ice cream in Malibu


Don't act like we didn't do that shit, too
Don't pretend like we didn't do those things too


You're trading jackets like we used to do
You're now trading jackets like we used to


(Yeah, everything is all reused)
Everything is reused


Play her piano, but she doesn't know (oh, oh)
You play piano for her, but she doesn't know that I taught you


That I was the one who taught you Billy Joel (oh)
I was the one who taught you about Billy Joel


A different girl now, but there's nothing new
You're now with a different girl, but nothing has changed


(I know you get déjà vu)
I know you feel like you're experiencing everything again


(I know you get déjà vu)
I know you feel like you're experiencing everything again


(I know you get déjà vu)
I know you feel like you're experiencing everything again




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Hipgnosis Songs Group
Written by: Annie Clark, Daniel Leonard Nigro, Jack Michael Antonoff, Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Alison Swift

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@SakhImad11

When she said:
Car rides to Malibu
Strawberry ice cream
One spoon for two
And trading jackets
Laughing 'bout how small it looks on you

Watching reruns of Glee
Being annoying
Singing in harmony
I bet she's bragging
To all her friends saying you're so unique

So when you gonna tell her
That we did that too
She thinks it's special
But it's all reused
That was our place, I found it first
I made the jokes you tell to her when she's with you
Do you get deja vu when she's with you
Do you get deja vu
Do you get deja vu

Do you call her?
Almost say my name
'Cause let's be honest
We kinda do sound the same
Another actress
I hate to think that I was just your type

I bet that she knows Billy Joel
'Cause you played her Uptown Girl
You're singing it together
Now I bet you even tell her
How you love her
In between the chorus and the verse

So when you gonna tell her
That we did that too
She thinks it's special
But it's all reused
That was the show we talked about
Played you the song she's singing now when she's with you
Do you get deja vu when she's with you
Do you get deja vu
Do you get deja vu

Strawberry ice cream in Malibu
Don't act like we didn't do that shit too
You're trading jackets like we used to do
(Yeah, everything is all reused)
Play her piano but she doesn't know
That I was the one who taught you Billy Joel
A different girl now but there's nothing new
(I know you get deja vu)

I know you get deja vu
I know you get deja vu.


I felt that



@Malisa1990

See your body into the moonlight
Even if I try to cancel
All the pictures into the mind
There's a flashing in my eyes

Don't you see my commission, the nation
Has gone running again?
Can't you see now, illusions
Right into your mind?

Deja vu!
I've just been in this place before (higher on the street)
And I know it's my time to go
Calling you
And the search is a mystery (standing on my feet)
It's so hard when I try to be me, woah!

Deja vu!
I've just been in this time before (higher on the beat)
And I know it's a place to go
Calling you
And the search is a mystery (standing on my feet)
It's so hard when I try to be me, yeah!

See the future into the present
See my past leaves in the distance
Try to guess now what's going on
And the band begins to play

Don't you see my commission, the nation
Has gone running again?
Can't you see now, illusions
Right into your mind?

Deja vu!
I've just been in this place before (higher on the street)
And I know it's my time to go
Calling you
And the search is a mystery (standing on my feet)
It's so hard when I try to be me, woah!

Deja vu!
I've just been in this time before (higher on the beat)
And I know it's a place to go
Calling you
And the search is a mystery (standing on my feet)
It's so hard when I try to be me, yeah!

See your body into the moonlight
Even if I try to cancel
All the pictures into the mind
There's a flashing in my eyes

Don't you see my commission, the nation
Has gone running again?
Can't you see now, illusions
Right into your mind?

Deja vu!
I've just been in this place before (higher on the street)
And I know it's my time to go
Calling you
And the search is a mystery (standing on my feet)
It's so hard when I try to be me, woah!

Deja vu!
I've just been in this time before (higher on the beat)
And I know it's a place to go
Calling you
And the search is a mystery (standing on my feet)
It's so hard when I try to be me, yeah!



All comments from YouTube:

@user-cw2rr2iv5j

She’s about to give us 1989 pop perfection mix with lorde vibes

@patriciatique

TOTALLY

@diegonorrea2580

i'm so glad that she is making quality pop, she deserves all the hype honestly, she knows a lot about music and has a really well trained voice, she has the potential to be a super acclaimed artist and a quality popstar like her two biggest idols

@jennypings1873

💚💚💚

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@Christian_Cbperu8705

Soy rokero y metalero
Pero las canciones de olivia , billie , dua , ketty perry , pink etc no pasa desaparcebido
Talentos puros
Amo el buen pop que hacen
Bellísimas canciones y letras 💕🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪

@Lisa-gv1wk

The blend of vulnerability and self-awareness in 'deja vu' is what makes it so relatable. It's a song that hits you right in the feels.

@user-cp2uc8qd5v

Ew dont put it into words

@adaharrisonn

What's the self awareness?

@kyawsoehtike6815

Yo

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@Gabriely_Peixoto.

Saiu a retrospectiva 2023 do Spotify, e a música que eu mais ouvi no ano foi? EXATAMENTE! DEJA VU! e a artista mais ouvida? OLIVIA RODRIGO!
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Meu top 5
1⁰ Olivia Rodrigo
2⁰ Billie Elish
3⁰ Lou Garcia
4⁰ Bruno Mars
5⁰ Sabrina carpenter.

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