Olivia Rodrigo's Deja Vu Lyrics and Meaning

1 April 2021, 17:15

Inside Olivia Rodrigo's De Ja Vu lyrics
Inside Olivia Rodrigo's De Ja Vu lyrics. Picture: Instagram @oliviarodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo's dropped 'Deja Vu' after the huge success of 'Driver's License' so let's look into the lyrics and their meaning.

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Olivia Rodrigo has dropped her new track, 'Deja Vu' following the massive, global success of 'Driver's License' and the whole world has been waiting to see what the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star has been cooking up!

Teasing images of ice cream and Malibu on Instagram, the 18-year-old's new bop was teased as being a slightly more upbeat and lighthearted tune than her first hit.

However, the lyrics are still pretty deep and following in the vibe of 'Driver's License'!

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Olivia Rodrigo Deja Vu lyric meaning

Olivia's first smash was about driving, duh, and the loss of her first love and the next track appears to be continuing on the driving theme.

Her songwriting has been compared to that of Taylor Swift's for its storytelling and drawing on personal experiences of heartbreak to make music.

Let's take a look at the full lyrics to 'Deja Vu'...

Deja Vu Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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)
Watching reruns of Glee
Bein’ annoying, singing in harmony
I bet she's braggin' to all her friends
Saying you’re so unique (Huh)

[Pre-Chorus]
So when you're gonna tell her
That we did that too, she think it's special?
But it's all re-used
That was our place, I found it first
I made the jokes you tell to her
When she's with you

[Chorus]
Do you get deja vu when she's with you?
Do you get deja vu? (Huh)
Do you get deja vu, huh?

[Verse 2]
What do you call her? Almost say my name
'Cause let's be honest, they kinda do sound the same
Another actress, I hate to think that I was just your type
And 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

[Pre-Chorus]
So when you're gonna tell her
That we did that too, she think it’s special?
But it's all re-used
That was our place, I found it first
I made the jokes you tell to her
When she's with you

[Chorus]
Do you get deja vu when she's with you?
Do you get deja vu? (Huh)
Do you get deja vu, huh?

[Verse 3]
Strawberry ice cream in Malibu
Don’t act like we didn't that shit too
You're trading jackets like we used to do
(Yeah, everything is over-used)
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

[Outro]
I know you get deja vu
I know you get deja vu
I know you get deja vu

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