You can always get it right next time, next time
You can always get it right next time
You can always get it right next time, next time
You can always get it right next time

You can count on me to mess it up
You can count on me to let you down again
And in time you'll see that I'm your only friend

You can always get it right next time, next time
You can always get it right next time
You can always get it right next time, next time

Comfort in community obliterated
Given opportunity, I hesitated
Even my humility's humiliated

You can always get it right next time, next time
You can always get it right next time
You can always get it right next time, next time
You can always get it right next time

Next time, next time

When you die they make a list
Of every love you never kissed
Of each regret and each mistake
Every choice you fail to make
Oh well, oh well, oh well

It's a shame I have to wait until the ending
Everything I've yet to break is surely bending
Every vow I ever take is just pretending
That this mess I make is worth defending

You can always get it right next time, next time
You can always get it right next time
You can always get it right next time, next time (you can always get it right next time)
You can always get it right next time (you can always get it right)

You can always get it right (you can always get it right)
You can always get it right
You can always get it right next time


Lyrics submitted by neko-chan

"Next Time" as written by Kevin Hearn Jim Creeggan

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentAll the mistakes you make with me (well, him), is just experience for the next guy.
    shoeboxoflieson October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYea, like trial and error. Maybe a friend that screw stuff up for him/her friend.
    zBladeon October 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about feeling like nothing you do is right, and either being told "you can always get it right next time" or thinking it. Just generally feeling like you made an ass out of yourself and screwed up AGAIN.
    brenloon March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its about cheating in a relationship.. she did, he didnt, but got offered.. but theres always a next time.
    inaison May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Brenlo, and so it applies to me...
    Lukasaon June 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about taking risks. It's about taking chances. It's about even if the person you are with isnt the person you'll be with forever, even if he or she isnt Mister or Miss Right, it'll be okay because 'you can always get it right next time.'
    awkward_silencedon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dunno - in Wikipedia, it says that this song along with "Shopping" and "Second Best" are centered around the recent troubles in the East. So I've thought about it as the protagonist being George Bush (trial and error), and his disregard for the general opposition of his decisions.
    Geckaton April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the word choices... Just clever and :-)
    spookythebandoon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this song presents a protagonist whose life has gone off the rails, and is considering the advantages of suicide as a "reset button". He wants to see what the answers were, to see the list of what he could have done better, perhaps to get it right "next time" (especially if you consider their song "It's All Been Done", which tracks the protagonist's attempts to woo the object of his affection through multiple reincarnations).
    devonappleon January 25, 2013   Link

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