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Deja Vu

Discussion in 'Somewhere In Time' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. Great Sage

    Great Sage Invader


  2. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    I think this may be Murray's best writing contribution to the band. An incredibly underrated song. Time disappears when I listen to this, that's how badass it is. Dave slays on this track.
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  3. The best filler song I've heard yet from IM. How can one not like this song? More oustanding singing by Bruce and guitar work to match. 10/10 I love listening to this every time.
  4. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    According to the classic Maiden-pattern we always have the fillers just before the epic ending; Gangland-Total Eclipse before Hallowed be Thy Name, Quest For Fire-Sun and Sun and Steel before To Tame A Land, Back In The Village before Powerslave. This naturally makes me think of Deja-Vu as a filler, and maybe it is, but in that case it's a good filler!

    Good intro as always when Murray has written the song, both the verse and chorus are great, and I enjoy the vocals more then I have done for the last two or three songs. The melodies in the middle feels kind of flat sometimes, but that doesn't lower the score that much.

  5. ...feels like I've commented here before...

    Well, what can I say - it's catchy, which others have reported here already. It's got a good groove, something to bob your head to. Certainly not bad by any extent, while not epic either. Good song, 8/10.
  6. Nick2632

    Nick2632 Nomad

    9/10. I've always liked this one! Such a great rocker on a great album! I see this one as being a filler on the album, but the quality of this filler is much higher than previous albums, plus it's the only filler on the album! I really likes Bruce's vocals on this one as I do the entire album! Never understood why it has been ignored live, it seems like a good one to perform live here and there.
  7. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    4/10. Screams "filler".
  8. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    8/10. Screams "great song".
  9. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    8. Great song however you want to slice it.

    I have always found the intro reminds me of the opening track of the album which given the songs subject matter I always thought was a clever little detail.


    Previous Albums:

    Iron Maiden - 6.67

    8 - Prowler
    6 - Sanctuary
    7 - Remember Tomorrow
    6 - Running Free
    9 - Phantom Of The Opera
    7 - Transylvania
    4 - Strange World
    6 - Charlotte The Harlot
    7 - Iron Maiden

    Killers - 5.91

    6 - The Ides Of March
    6 - Wrathchild
    6 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
    5 - Another Life
    5 - Genghis Khan
    5 - Innocent Exile
    8 - Killers
    5 - Prodigal Son
    8 - Purgatory
    6 - Twilight Zone
    5 - Drifter

    The Number Of The Beast - 7.56

    6 - Invaders
    7 - Children Of The Damned
    8 - The Prisoner
    7 - 22 Acacia Avenue
    9 - The Number Of The Beast
    10 - Run To The Hills
    6 - Gangland
    5 - Total Eclipse
    10 - Hallowed Be Thy Name

    Piece Of Mind - 7.44

    8 - Where Eagles Dare
    9 - Revelations
    9 - Flight Of Icarus
    7 - Die With Your Boots On
    8 - The Trooper
    7 - Still Life
    6 - Quest For Fire
    6 - Sun And Steel
    7 - To Tame A Land

    Powerslave - 6.75

    8 - Aces High
    7 - 2 Minutes To Midnight
    3 - Loss Fer Words
    7 - Flash Of The Blade
    5 - The Duellists
    6 - Back In The Village
    9 - Powerslave
    9 - Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

    Somewhere In Time

    8 - Caught Somewhere In Time
    9 - Wasted Years
    8 - Sea Of Madness
    8 - Heaven Can Wait
    8 - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
    7 - Stranger In A Strange Land
    8 - Deja Vu
  10. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    Deja-Vu is a rare exercise in Murray’s songwriting skills and it’s an underrated barnburner. The quiet, bluesy lead transitions the listener from the heavy groove of Stranger in a Strange Land before launching into a sonic assault of guitar harmonies and energetic drumming. Deja-Vu is a classic Maiden song with some pretty obvious lyrics, but some immense hooks. It’s a shame that this song was never put into heavy setlist rotation. Davey’s soulful, blazing fast guitar drives the track and everything feels seamless, despite multiple shifts in rhythm and timing.
  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    This one is a tough song for me, I have to be in the right mood to enjoy it. If it comes on shuffle I might be prone to skipping it, but it sits really nicely on the album. Lots of really nice melodies, very classic Dave stuff. The riff in between the verses, is one of my favorites. It's melancholy yet upbeat at the same time, very strange. Like LOTLDR, this song is filled with great guitar melodies and solos. Could've also made a nice instrumental.

  12. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    I just can't see this as anything other than filler.

  13. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  14. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Deja Vu is a good song. Nothing more, nothing less.

  15. Desdemona

    Desdemona Prowler

    The lyrics scream "filler" but everything else shows exactly the opposite. Was going to rate it 9, then remembered that ATG is better still having not the best lyrics.


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