"Next to Me" as written by Emeli Sande, Paul Anuk, H. Chegwin and H. Craze....
You won't find him drinking at the tables
Rolling dice and staying out 'til three
You won't ever find him being unfaithful
You will find him, you'll find him next to me

You won't find him trying to chase the devil
For money, fame, for power, out of grief
You won't ever find him where the rest go
You will find him, you'll find him next to me

Next to me, oh
Next to me, oh
Next to me, oh
You will find him, you'll find him next to me

When the money's spent and all my friends have vanished
And I can't seem to find no help or love for free
I know there's no need for me to panic
'Cause I'll find him, I'll find him next to me

When the skies are gray and all the doors are closing
And the rising pressure makes it hard to breathe

When all I need's a hand to stop the tears from falling
I will find him, I'll find him next to me

Next to me, oh
Next to me, oh
Next to me, oh
I will find him, I'll find him next to me

When the end has come and buildings falling down fast
When we spoilt the land and dried up all the sea
When everyone has lost their heads around us
You will find him, you'll find him next to me

Next to me, oh
Next to me, oh
Next to me, oh
You will find him, you'll find him next to me

Next to me, oh
Next to me, oh
Next to me, oh
You will find him, you'll find him next to me


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"Next to Me" as written by Emeli Sande, Paul Anuk, H. Chegwin, H. / Craze

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    Lyric CorrectionYou won't find him drinking under tables
    Rolling dice or staying out til 3
    You won't ever find him be unfaithful
    You will find him, you'll find him next to me

    You won't find him tryna to change the devil
    For money, fame, for power, out of greed
    You won't ever find him where the rest go
    You will find him, you'll find him next to me

    Next to me - wooh hooo
    Next to me - wooh hooo
    Next to me - wooh hooo
    You will find him, you'll find him next to me

    When the money's spent and all my friends have vanished
    And I can't seem to find no help or love for free
    I know there's no need for me to panic
    'Cause I'll find him, I'll find him next to me

    When the skies are grey and all the doors are closing
    And the rising pressure makes it hard to breathe
    When all I need's a hand to stop the tears from falling
    I will find him, I'll find him next to me

    Next to me - wooh hooo
    Next to me - wooh hooo
    Next to me - wooh hooo
    I will find him, I'll find him next to me

    When the end has come and buildings falling down fast
    When we've spoilt the land and dried up all the sea
    When everyone has lost their heads around us
    You will find him, you'll find him next to me

    Next to me - wooh hooo
    Next to me - wooh hooo
    Next to me - wooh hooo
    You will find him, you'll find him next to me

    Next to me - wooh hooo
    Next to me - wooh hooo
    Next to me - wooh hooo
    You will find him you'll find him next to me
    stevenisfadingon February 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI can understand where the religious aspect comes from because of this line "I can't seem to find no help or love for free." However, I think she is still talking about how much she loves a man. Perhaps I feel this way, because I think of how much I love my boyfriend. He's legitimately the definition of this song to me. However, if she is talking about God, she still is doing it in a lovely way. I'm ready for her to come to America.
    aaronplaneon May 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentJust found this song recently and I'm lad I did, this song is really good. I think its about a love. I mean I do see where religion comes in too. But I happen to think this about a man, she has fell in love with. He's perfect for her and no matter how many times life gets too rough he is always there. When she starts to doubt and people put her down, he's still next to her. It could be about her fiance.
    piper888on June 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI don't see how this is religious. It's definitely about a man. Did you read the part where it's talking about how he won't be in bars or drinking or anything like that? It's definitely a person. He's a faithful, honest, good guy who she can always turn to.

    It's a really beautiful song, it's got a lovely sound to it.
    RosesAndRuffleson May 16, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI take these song lyrics as spiritual. What I get from these lyrics is that when you have been lied to, and left or abandoned by someone you love due to drugs, alcohol or any other 'evil' - you can always count on God --- 'you will find him next to me'. This gives me a 'safe' feeling that I can count on God. I will never be alone because .... 'you will find him next to me'. - With all the 'evils' of the world -- gives me hope and strength to stay on the 'right' path -- 'you will find him next to me'.
    VONDA0828on May 29, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt actually is about God, I believe she said so herself. When she says that you won't find him rolling dice, drinking, being unfaithful, etc. she means that God will not do those things, unlike other men.
    It is such a beautiful song.
    gabboramaon June 01, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationOf course, this song is open to interpretation and as a listener one can interpret the lyrics in the way that they convey a meaning. For me, this is a song about the woman's faith, in her relationship with God. When everyone else has let her down, He will be there, next to her. b
    When you hear the first verse, you initially think she is talking about her boyfriend, who is a special man, not out drinking and being unfaithful. But as the song goes on, especially in the verse where she sings: When the end has come and buildings falling down fast, When we've spoilt the land and dried up all the sea, When Everyone has lost their heads around us.... You'll find him....next to me". For me, this wording refers to the final days of the world and how, despite everything else collapsing around her, her God is next to her, keeping her safe. It's a beautiful song made richer through its deeper meaning.
    sheiladareon June 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about having Jesus in your life, how he will never desert you.

    The verse that goes "When the end has come and buildings falling down fast
    When we spoilt the land and dried up all the sea
    When everyone has lost their heads around us
    You will find him, you'll find him next to me" is about the end times.

    Read your bible, it talks about cities burning and crumbling, rivers and seas drying out and the people panicing. Its saying that hes the perfect man because that is what Jesus is, the perfect man. He will always be there with you, you just have to look and what shes saying in the song is she can show you how to find him.
    Sandman2525on December 16, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like a declaration of love for a man. From her viewpoint it's a deep and sustainable love. And the song is not addressed directly to the beloved one but to a third person or to herself or something else, as for me even something divine. Yet I think that it's about love between humans.
    Klyraon April 25, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think there are only two ways how this may NOT be about God (and I find them both unlikely as I explain below)
    1) She genuinely wrote it with a boy/love in mind but her subconscious belief meant her lyrics added that dimension without her immediately realising it
    2) It's a cynical ploy to gain credit for adding gospel tones to a song cos Gospel tones equals traditional black (soulful) music and depth.
    No. 1 is unlikely as production would have included the Gospel choir and the overall Gospel dynamism of the song to which, as the writer, I imagine she would have had to give her consnet.
    No. 2 is VERY unlikely as having seen her in interviews, she seems a very down-to-earth and sincere young woman. A former medical student too so not daft and unlikely to under-estimate the public.
    So now to the reasons for: The first verses indicate that she is well aware and has no doubt experienced all the human (not just male!) weaknesses that everyone is prone to. She may have been angry at her boyfriend and come to the sad but inevitable (and important) realisation that perfection will never be found in us or our fellow human beings and that it's unfair to expect it.
    (By the way, if this WAS about a boy, it'd be unlikely and unfair to say that he was the only human being who had no failings! - "you won't find him..." etc )
    She compares the perfection of God to these failings. (God being Jesus as it's quite blasphemous in other religions to reference God in such a personal way. Jesus (which was a common boys' first name at the time) by his very existence, was meant to personalise our relationship to a previously "distant" God who people were terrified of)
    The final couple of verses take on an Apocalyptic tone. She's saying that her faith in Him being next to her will not waver no matter what catastrophes happen and even if the end of the world comes. The final verse alludes to a famous quote by Jesus in the Bible (Luke 21:33, Mark 13:31, Matthew 24:35): "Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away" and also Matthew 28:20: "And remember, I am with you always, till the end of time".
    I just doubt that it could be about a boy when she says things earlier in the song, like "You won't find him ever where the rest go" and "all my friends have vanished", "can't find no help or love for free" etc. I mean even the best person in the world would find it hard to live up to all that. If it was about a boy, there would be no Gospel choirs or apocalyptic overtones in the final lyrics.
    I find the song very inspirational as I experienced something similar myself. Once I put 100% faith in God (through Jesus) - though one still has to work at it daily! - life got easier and one reason is that I stopped expecting people to be perfect and you forgive them (and yourself) much more easily if you don't expect perfection from people, just from God, whose love never wavers.
    Gesualdoon July 21, 2012   Link

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