Next Time (Won't Give My Heart Away) - Keyshia Cole



The Experience: You loved. You put your heart in someone else's hands... and they broke it. And instead of bouncing back, you decide never to love again...

Music Video: Next Time hinges on the irony of the recurring shot of Keyshia Cole's heart tattoo that reads "Love Faith". The two go together, along with the heart itself, which in the tattoo is still intact. But the question is, can either one survive heartbreak? Keyshia spends most of the video crying alone in the dark. But a few shots have her in a door between a dark lightless foreground, and an open, window-filled dance floor. The door is the decision. Will she love again?

The Meaning of Next Time: There are two problems with love. There's you: you can mess up. You can betray. You can fail. And there's them: they could do the same to you. Sometimes our dreams of true love fall very short. But that doesn't change the fact that we need love. We need to love. We need to be loved. The question is: where can we find the real thing?

Ask Yourself: Do you think true love exists? If it doesn't, why do we need it so badly?


LYRICS:

The fightin' and the arguin' and cussin' all loud
Sometimes I think you do it just so you can walk out
And you're sayin' plenty things that you really don't mean
Or do you really mean it? 'Cause it hurts...
Then I say some foul shit just so I can hit back
But I don't mean it
We done went too far
D*mn I thinks it's over

Next time
I won't throw my heart away, again
I just won't, no I won't
Next time
I won't throw my heart away, again

Seem kinda crazy sayin' you love me so much
How could you bring that woman into our home
Where my baby laid, damn right it's over
And the crazy part about it is I took you right back
I thought you were a changed man
I tried to work it out for the sake of our family
But you took my kindness for weakness
And my love for granted, oooooh...
I should've known then, if you do it once, you'd dooooo it again...

Next time
I won't throw my heart away, again
I just won't, no I won't
(I won't do it, next time)
Next time
I won't throw my heart away, again
(Sweet baby, sweet baby love)

Oh I miss you but I can't
Can't do this no more
The love that we had is gone
I just won't do it no more

Oh I miss you but I can't
Can't do this no more
The love that we had is gone
I just won't do it no more

I miss you but I can't
Oh no no no no
I won't throw my heart away, again
I just won't, no I won't
I won't throw my heart away, again
Oh baby no I won't
I miss you but I won't
I won't throw my heart away, again.

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