Deja-Vu Ain't What It Used to Be

- Skyclad
Released: 2001 Genres: Rock
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Lyric "Deja-Vu Ain't What It Used to Be"

Have you heard the one 'bout
When a most unlucky fella'
Went visiting a fairground
For to see a fortune teller?
She said: "Of all the palms I've read
Yours is by far the worst
I'm duty-bound to tell you
You've been well-and-truly cursed"

Ill-fated was my selfless quest
Blind faith a grave mistake
I'd strived to do my very best
To serve a dream quite fake
Just one more hapless sacrifice
Spilt tears in full-flood
Ingenuous I've paid their price
Not all vampires suck blood

Gazed into a crystal ball and watched its surface crack
When I cut the Tarot deck, Death laid there grinning back
I've been here many times before, again the joke's on me
I know the score but deja-vu ain't what it used to be

*O well for him that lives at ease
With garnered gold in wide domain
Nor heeds the splashing of the rain
The crashing down of forest trees

*O well for him who ne'er hath known
(Deja-vu ain't what it used to be)
The travail of the hungry years
(Deja-vu ain't what it used to be)
A father grey with grief and tears
(Deja-vu ain't what it used to be)
A mother weeping all alone
(Deja-vu ain't what it used to be)

To tread an unshared path alone
Was my lot from the start
So seldom fleeting solace known
By this rent, careworn heart
Watch the stand-up tragedy
Famous for fifteen minutes
I glimpsed my future and decree
Saw dearth of purpose in it

Gazed into a crystal ball and watched its surface crack
When I cut the Tarot deck, Death laid there grinning back
I've been here many times before, again the joke's on me
I know the score but deja-vu ain't what it used to be

*But well for him whose foot hath trod
(Deja-vu ain't what it used to be)
The weary road of toil and strife
(Deja-vu ain't what it used to be)
Yet from the sorrows of his life
(Deja-vu ain't what it used to be)
Builds ladders to be nearer God
(Deja-vu ain't what it used to be)

[*"Cry woe, woe and let the good prevail." by Oscar Wilde]

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Skyclad

Skyclad

Skyclad are a British heavy metal band with heavy folk influences in their music. They are considered one of the pioneers of folk metal. The etymology behind the term "skyclad" comes from a pagan/wiccan term for ritual nudity, in which rituals are performed with the participants metaphorically clad only by the sky, as a sign of equality. The name alludes both to the band's religious leanings and to their social beliefs, as set out in the song "Skyclad" on their first album.