Ray Davies

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I’ve Heard That Beat Before

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 and she shouts back, he slams the door and 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.

And when he goes out to get drunk with friends
There’s a record she plays over and over again,
It reverberates and the bass end booms,
and the windows shake in my bathroom.
Ah, starts me thinking of a 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 mistakin’ the beat I’ve heard before
I’ve heard that beat before.

What can I say what can I do, like me and you its déjà 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 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
Ah 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
’Cos I’ve heard that beat before
(doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo)
I’ve heard that beat before, yeah I’ve heard that beat before
Yes I have, I’ve heard that beat before
(doo doo doo doo doo doo doo)
Yeah I heard it before
Yeah I’ve heard that beat before.