But you can't be next forever

from Chester French (Ft. Pharrell Williams & Pusha T) – Next Big Thing Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is my favorite line of the song. It speaks to the reality that none of us lasts forever, and that by definition nothing can retain the hype of freshness. At some point you either are or you aren’t, but you cannot always be “next.” Next is a fleeting quality, one that we crave for its promise of change but that inevitably disappoints.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Next Big Thing” by Chester French (Ft. Pharrell Williams & Pusha T) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box