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03 - I’ve Been Here Before

Words and music by Devaki Sokaris

I’ve Been Here Before - as performed by DevaKnighT, is a folky and chill-out dreamy-feel song that will leave you feeling relaxed. Released 2013-10-30.

Agh! Don't you just hate it when you have to keep learning the same lesson over and over again. We often keep revisiting the same situations in life. Although it might be dressed in different clothing, the lesson is the same. When we finally learn from it, we move on to the next one. It’s just part of life.

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Credits

It's just us, again!

The various roles were performed by

Copyright owner (Video, audio and website)©2013 Sokaris Music
Audio and video producersDevaki and Patanjali Sokaris
PerformersDevaki Sokaris - vocals, fingerstyle guitar
Patanjali Sokaris - lead guitar
Audio recording, mixing and masteringPatanjali Sokaris
Video recording and editingPatanjali Sokaris
Website and graphic designPatanjali Sokaris

From the songwriter

I wrote I've Been Here Before in August 2013, and it came together quickly for me, with no drama about its feel and arrangement.

It occurred to me how stupid we humans can be because it often takes us several times to recognize the patterns we keep repeating just because we think it’s different this time.

When writing this song, it was clear to me that this was one of those stripped-back intimate in-your-face-in-a-gentle-way folk songs with a message, but not to stress about it. Just take it in your stride as part of life, 'cause we're not here for a picnic.

Well, this is our third YouTube, and we are starting to get the hang of things. Shame about the performance anxiety we wish would go away. Sorry if we look like stunned mullets sometimes. (Just Kidding!)

This was another one of those songs we didn’t want to mess with too much for the final recording, so we decided to keep it simple. Our intention was to make the recording feel almost meditative and relaxing, with an intimate touch. We believe the end result is just that.

Lyrics

Lyrics to I've Been Here Before. ©2013 Devaki Sokaris.

I take a breath wondering why I’m here
The decisions and choices have been the same
The faces in the crowd are all too familiar
There must be something more to reclaim

I’ve seen these walls and walked these streets
But there’s something new in the air tonight
I’ve talked this talk and heard these stories
But I don’t view them in the same light
I’m closing doors and never looking back
Cause I know I’ve been here before

I’ve been young and I’ve been old
And I’ve been here many times before
One thing's for sure, love has been shared
Whether I’ve been rich or I’ve been poor

I’ve seen these walls and walked these streets
But there’s something new in the air tonight
I’ve talked this talk and heard these stories
But I don’t view them in the same light
I’m closing doors and never looking back
Cause I know I’ve been here before
[Repeat].

Making of

Here's what went into making I've Been Here Before.

The instruments we used were

The microphones we used were

The camera used was a Panasonic HDC-HS700 camcorder.

The software we used for recording and processing was

All audio was recorded and processed at 192k, 24bit, and finalised at

  • Audio - 44.1k, 16bit
  • Video - 48k, 16bit.

All video was recorded and edited at 1920x1080, 50fps, and finalised at 1920x1080, 25fps.

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