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Well I used to be the next big thing

Had the whole wide world on a string

The marquee lights burned so bright

And the people had to hear me sing

I was the talk and the toast of the town

People knew me when they saw me around

Everyone was my friend

Said they’d say they knew me when

I used to be the next big thing

 

They said you’re gonna be a big star

Everybody’s gonna know who you are

I bought a Nudie suit and some alligator boots

And a shiny new Fender guitar

Everybody said I shouldn’t have a care

‘Cause I was really going somewhere

Drove a big Cadillac ‘til the bank took it back

I used to be the next big thing

 

I used to be the next big thing

People lined up just to hear me sing

I had people calling people with papers to sign

And waiting for the phone to ring

But the phone calls they never came

And nobody remembers my name

Can you throw me a buck cause I’m down on my luck

But I used to be the next big thing

 

They said you’re gonna be a big star

Everybody’s gonna know who you are

You’ll be a hit with the chicks

Cause you can play all the licks, son

You’re gonna go really far

I was ready for the fortune and fame

But the money and the honeys never came

Drove a big Cadillac ‘til the bank took it back

I used to be the next big thing

 

Now no one’s lined up around the block

And that Fender’s sitting in hock

I’m long in the tooth with three chords and the truth

And a tendency to drink around the clock

‘Cause the lights and the people went away

And this old dog never got his day

Now I’m playing dive bars and sleeping in my car

But I used to be the be the next big thing

 

They said you’re gonna be a big, big star

Everybody’s gonna know who you are

I bought a Nudie suit and some alligator boots

And a shiny new Fender guitar

I was ready for the fortune and fame

But the money and honeys never came

Drove a big Cadillac ‘til the bank took it back

I used to be the next big thing

I drove a big Cadillac ‘til the bank took it back

I used to be the next big thing