You're the next big thing
The next big thing
They're gonna wanna shake your hand
and take a picture with your band
Everyone will shut their mouths
'cause they wanna hear you out
And they're gonna know your name
'cause you're the next...

There's no way of knowing
just where you were going
I'll take you for every last second and moment
"I'm so pleased to meet you,"
is how they will greet you
while they're looking over your shoulder
I've seen all the faces; been millions of places
It's taken a lot not to lose all my patience
For every good thing comes a whole lot of heartache
I'm trying hard to learn from all of my mistakes

Hold me back
because I lose control
and you can say goodbye
to the days of old

You're the next big thing
The next big thing
They're gonna wanna shake your hand
and take a picture with your band
Everyone will shut their mouths
'cause they wanna hear you out
And they're gonna know your name
'cause you're the next big thing

Everybody put your hand up
Uh huh
Now here you are
with a few more friends and a nicer car
But do you really know what the meaning of life is?
You've got the gift to make a wish
Will you ever give in to it to make a difference?
Now the kids that come to your shows
see your face everywhere you go

There's no way of knowing
just where you were going
I'll take you for every last second and moment
"I'm so pleased to meet you,"
is how they will greet you
while they're looking over your shoulder
I've seen all the faces; been millions of places
It's taken a lot not to lose all my patience
With every ? comes a whole lot of heartache
I'm trying hard not to learn from all of my mistakes

Hold me back
because I lose control
and you can say goodbye
to the days of old

You're the next big thing
The next big thing
They're gonna wanna shake your hand
and take a picture with your band
Everyone will shut their mouths
'cause they wanna hear you out
And they're gonna know your name
'cause you're the next big thing

There's no way of knowing
just where you were going
I'll take you for every last second and moment
"I'm so pleased to meet you,"
is how they will greet you
while they're looking over your shoulder
I've seen all the faces; been millions of places
It's taken a lot not to lose all my patience
For every good thing comes a whole lot of heartache
I'm trying hard to learn from all of my mistakes

Hold me back
because I lose control
and you can say goodbye
to the days of old

'Cause you're the next big thing
The next big thing
They're gonna wanna shake your hand
and take a picture with your band
Everyone will shut their mouths
'cause they wanna hear you out
And they're gonna know your name
'cause you're the next big thing


Lyrics submitted by BrandNew1208

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    General CommentHa , this song is awesome. The second verse gets me hooked on:
    "Everybody put your hand up
    Uh huh
    Now here you are
    with a few more friends and a nicer car" :P
    iWoggleon January 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaw, no comments on this one? it's a good one!
    xxmodernloveon October 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA fun sounding song with a huge warning is how trevor would describe it, combines semi chaos with fun reassuring chorus its awesome

    second verse is a good change for a while
    Matthew15on July 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthuh...this song is very funny to sing)
    flameinsideon June 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"but do you really know what the meaning of life is?"
    Most "big things" don't.
    SamLoser2on November 12, 2010   Link

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