Music today isn't the way it's supposed to be
You like what you're told
And if you know what's good then you'll agree

It's someone to tell ya who you are
Someone to tell you who to be
Someone to show you what you see

It's the next big thing

You go to the store and
It's the same bands stacked on each other
You've heard it before but now
It's better than it's cover

How low can you go?
How low will you go?
To be the next big thing?


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    this song is the best....i mean THE BEST!

    jindivikon April 19, 2002   Link
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    this song is about all the pop and rap crap out there that is all the same..yea...but i love how he says "its the nexy big thing!"...hehe my mike..

    emo punk girlon June 29, 2002   Link
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    NEXT* sry my bad

    emo punk girlon June 29, 2002   Link
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    this song is great it really describes pop. It's about what someone else feels not the artist. THey just do what their told to do and they all sound the same.

    OrangeDrinkon August 30, 2002   Link
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    I don't think this song is about "pop" music or rap at all. I think it's about how bands will play music for the wrong reasons just to get popular. One of the things they do is imitate previously popular bands.

    gahendersonon February 09, 2005   Link
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    Yeh um dude hate to break it to ya but pop stands for popular. Your point is pretty much the same as what was said already.

    beergoggles69on February 17, 2006   Link

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