I've Heard That Beat Before

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Ltd.

Lyrics:

The neighborhood's really going down
Since the couple upstairs arrived back in town
Ain't never seen what they both look like
But I sure can hear them when they start to fight (they go at it)
He shouts at her, she shouts back
He slams the door, she starts to pack

You know I can't help thinking
Starts me thinking
Yeah, I can't help thinking
You know, I've heard that beat before
I've heard that beat before

When he goes out to get drunk with friends
There's a record she plays over and over again
It reverberates and the bass and boom
And the windows shake in my bathroom
Oh, it starts me thinking of the life I had
Before the good times turned to bad

And my heart starts aching
When the floor starts shaking
Yeah, there ain't no mistaking
The beat I've heard before
I've heard that beat before

What can I say, what can I do?
Like me and you, it's deja vu
Those memories keep reappearing
Another day, another hour
Another brawl, another fight
Can't stand what I'm hearing
I've heard it all before
Yeah, I've heard that beat before

C'mon. Alright.

Then one night it's a new flashback
Sound of a different pitter-pat
A new song playing in an upbeat tone
And sounds of laughter when they get home, oh
Must be new love going on in that bed
Before the same old habit raises its head

As the mood starts changing
And the fights start raging
I just sit here waiting
'Cause I've heard that beat before
I've heard that beat before
Yeah, I've heard that before
Yes I have
I've heard that beat before
Yeah, I've heard it before

Yeah, I've heard that beat before

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