Next Year's Girl (Allyn/Hibbert)

This year’s girl is on a tightrope walk

And a hundred new girls covet her spot

Salivating at every false step along the way

Waiting for a sign that the rope’s begun to fray

 

But you’ll know next year’s girl not by the talent she commands

She’ll be the one with the scissors in her hands

 

In the back of her mind

On the tip of her tongue

Before the song has started

It’s already been sung

And this year’s girl already knows what’s coming

Cuz next year’s girl had to learn from someone

 

It’s a cutthroat world that we live in

Everyone must sin a better sin

So how can you make it all the way to the top

With just a pretty voice and a little catchy pop?

 

A photo leak is coming, I think I have a hunch

You can take a look, but you sure can’t touch

 

In the back of her mind

On the tip of her tongue

Before the song has started

It’s already been sung

And this year’s girl already knows what’s coming

Cuz next year’s girl had to learn from someone

 

(Bridge)

It doesn’t have to be this way

We don’t have to cut each other down

We don’t have to take off our clothes

To be the talk of the town

We need to build each other up

There’s plenty of room for us at the top

But next year’s girl’s got a gun for hire

And this year’s girl’s in the line of fire

 

And so on and so forth

And back around again

The cycle ends

Right where it began

And this year’s girl already knows what’s coming

Cuz next year’s girl had to learn from someone

Yeah I said this year’s girl already knows what’s coming

Oh cuz next year’s girl had to learn from someone

Posted on April 3, 2016 .