Next 2 You (Chris Brown + Justin…) (US & Canada)

"Next to you" is said to be "Chris Brown's most tender vocals to date" (as in 2011), a "thumping mid-tempo" pop track, where Brown duets with Canadian artist Justin Bieber in the middle of an apocalyptic video of love stolen and buildings crumbling down. To sum up, the expression "I'll love you to the end of time" pushed to a higher level and made real.

- I got you a little something.
- Again?
- Yeah.
- It's beautiful.
- Wanna put it on?
- Yeah....  I love it.
- You do?
- Thank you.
- Wait, is that your dad?
- Oh
- You'll never see him again. You understand that?

You’ve got that smile,
That only heaven can make.
I  pray to God everyday,
That you keep that smile.

Yeah, you are my dream,
There’s not a thing I won’t do.
I’ll give my life up for you,
'Cos you are my dream.

And baby, everything that I have is yours,
You will never go cold or hungry.
I’ll be there when you’re insecure,
Let you know that you’re always lovely.
Girl, 'cos you are the only thing that I got right now

One day when the sky is falling,
I’ll be standing right next to you,
Right next to you.
Nothing will ever come between us,
'Cos, I’ll be standing right next to you,
Right next to you.

You had my child,
You make my life complete.
Just to have your eyes on little me,
That’d be mine forever.

And baby, everything that I have is yours
You will never go cold or hungry
I’ll be there when you’re insecure
Let you know that you’re always lovely
Girl, 'cos you are the only thing that I got right now

One day when the sky is falling,
I’ll be standing right next to you,
Right next to you.
Nothing will ever come between us,
I’ll be standing right next to you,
Right next to you.

We’re made for one another
Me and you
And I have no fear
I know we’ll make it through

One day when the sky is falling
I’ll be standing right next to you
Ohh ohh ohh ohhhhh

One day when the sky is falling,
I’ll be standing right next to you,
Right next to you.
Nothing will ever come between us,
I’ll be standing right next to you,
Right next to you.

Oh nah nah
Oh yeah
Stand by my side
When the sky falls down
Oh baby
I’ll be there

You’ve got that smile,
That only heaven can make.
I pray to God everyday,
To keep you forever.

HEAVEN= The afterlife Paradise were good people will live forever. In practise, it is often used as a substitute for God:
- Grandma is in heaven = She's dead and enjoying Paradise.
- Heaven knows I love you = God knows I love you (= I swear I love you, it's true)

PRAY= Talk to God. If you pray to God that something happens, you ask him for something to happen (= please, God, I want this to happen):

KEEP THAT SMILE= Continue smiling.

THERE'S NOT A THING I WON'T DO= There's nothing I wouldn't do = I would do anything (for you).

I'LL GIVE MY LIFE UP FOR YOU= I'll die for you (if need be).

'COS= (coll.) Because.
other alternative spellings: 'Cause, Cuz, Coz.

YOU WILL NEVER GO COLD= You will never be cold.

I GOT= (coll.) I have, I have got, I possess.

RIGHT NEXT TO YOU= Exactly by your side.
We can use RIGHT to emphasize expressions of time and place and make them more precise (= just, exactly).

LITTLE ME= My baby son.

WE'LL MAKE IT THROUGH= We'll survive to these problems.

The lyrics basically say: I'll love you forever. Maybe not the most original lyrics in the world, but love is love and, fortunately, some things never change, and though these words could have been said 2000 years ago or 30K years ago exactly the same, they are just as fresh, moving and intense as they ever were, as they ever will. If you're looking for something more exciting and new, just watch the video and try to figure out what exactly is happening in the story: two parallel love stories that meet at one fatal point to produce two opposite outcomes.

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