Next in Line
Children of Bodom Lyrics


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Let me tell you to try
What did you tell you
Another day goes by
Tell me why does
So this is why
We're falling down

The...

I am the chosen next in line
Sent to slaughter your mankind
Rip the souls, born to die
No reason for you to fight

What is this for?
I to say
And we leave

I am the chosen next in line
Send to slaughter your mankind
Rip the souls, born to die
No reason for you to try

I am the chosen next in line
Send to slaughter your mankind




Rip the souls, born to die
No reason for you to try

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Children of Bodom's song Next in Line appear to be addressing the listener with statements such as "let me tell you to try" and "what did you tell you," suggesting that the singer is urging the listener to take action. The following lines describe the passing of time and question why things are the way they are. The line "so this is why we're falling down" could imply that the singer is observing a decline or failure of some kind.


The chorus, "I am the chosen next in line, sent to slaughter your mankind," is aggressive and violent, with the singer claiming to have been selected to destroy humanity. The line "rip the souls, born to die" implies that the singer views all humans as doomed to death, and that their actions are futile.


Overall, the lyrics of Next in Line seem to convey a sense of hopelessness and futility, with the singer seemingly resigned to the inevitability of destruction and death.


Line by Line Meaning

Let me tell you to try
I want to encourage you to attempt something


What did you tell you
What did you convince yourself of?


Another day goes by
Another day passes with nothing changing


Tell me why does
Please explain why


So this is why
This is the reason why


We're falling down
We are failing and deteriorating


I am the chosen next in line
I am the selected successor


Sent to slaughter your mankind
My purpose is to destroy humanity


Rip the souls, born to die
Take the lives of those who were destined to die


No reason for you to fight
There is no point in resisting


I to say
It is for me to decide


And we leave
We depart from this place


No reason for you to try
There is no purpose in your efforts


I am the chosen next in line
I am the selected successor


Sent to slaughter your mankind
My purpose is to destroy humanity


Rip the souls, born to die
Take the lives of those who were destined to die


No reason for you to try
There is no purpose in your efforts




Lyrics © RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: KIMBERLY ANN (NCB) GOSS, MARKKU UULA ALEKSI LAIHO

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Comments from YouTube:

Scott Martin

This is one of Bodom's best! That solo section hits me everytime! RIP Alexi

clemc23

Whaaaa ya yaw!

Thanasis nos

Dude the solo actually kills me

mercyless

Best solo ever.. RIP alexi💔

Ana Lisa Melojete

Man! I’m missing this man so much. What a Legend!

EDD JIMÉNEZ

R.I.P Alexi! He was a very infuential guitarrist for all of us!

the plok

This is very underrated song!!

Dwight Schrute

3:47 that mini pause kills me every time! so tiny detail yet so powerfull...

TheBradRules

One of the best, original solos ever. Ever guitarist needs to hear this solo, it will change your thinking of what a solo is.

Shawna Foy

holy fuck 😍 eargasm

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