Falling in Love Again

Olivia got her Driver’s License and makes routine routes in her remembrances



   When Olivia Rodrigo wrote her nation-wide hit, “Driver License,” she could have assumed her car would give her independence, and the ability to ride away from past loves or heart aches. Yet as Rodrigo drives, she seems to continuously pass down memory lane. 

   She released her newest song titled “Deja Vu” and it repetitively rings through listeners’ ears, with kind assertiveness, and a familiarly itching chorus. Rodrigo sang, “So when you gonna tell her that we did that too? She thinks it’s special, but it’s all reused. That was our place, I found it first, I made the jokes you tell to her. 

   When she’s with you, do you get déjà vu when she’s with you, do you get déjà vu.” The dilemma Rodrigo faces is discovering her ex-boyfriend has effortlessly replaced her. Replacing her to the extent that their love is viewed as a retake of her own. 

   After examining her song on repeat, one specific verse tattooed itself to my skin, and I plan on keeping it there: “Play her piano, but she doesn’t know (oh, oh)That I was the one who taught you Billy Joel (oh)A different girl now, but there’s nothing new(I know you get déjà vu). Rodrigo uses a musical genius (Billy Joel)that gave her melodic memories between her ex to portray their grand love for one another. Was their love as sweet as the “strawberry ice cream” they ate in Malibu, or is she foreshadowing a “Sour” album in weeks to come? Time will tell, but this listener is excited either way!


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