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Intro: 
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verse 1: 
You can't live without hope that things will change for the better 
You can't live without the dream of someone reading your letter 
We've had dust storms before and spit out the dirt  
We've had droughts before, but none quite like this 
We've had winds that cut up your face all to pieces  
Black blizzards that stripped all the paint off your car 
Fires like twisters, no sisters of mercy 
They come with no warning, only that sound  
God is roaring drunk and out on the town 
Next year, everything will come good 
The rains they will fall and will dance on the hood 
We'll fill up our bellies with plentiful food 
We'll eat, drink, and be merry 
Yeah, next year people wait and see 
We're next year people, you and me 
verse 2: 
Henry got hit by lightening twice in head 
He stood and walked away, we thought he was dead 
Now he talks funny, says he's wired to the sky  
He walks for miles and miles, and no one knows why 
The bank men, they came and wrote things down on paper 
We all went outside and just stood around  
We were glad when they left, they brought nothing but heartache 
And the seed we had planted, it stayed in the ground  
Next year, everything will come good 
The rains they will fall and will dance on the hood 
We'll fill up our bellies with plentiful food 
We'll eat, drink, and be merry 
Yeah, next year people wait and see 
We're next year people, you and me 
verse 3: 
Dry endless plains, and we've suffered the worst 
Are we being punished or are we just cursed? 
It's almost ten years, and no drop of rain 
Only mocking blue skies bringing more of the same 
Our mother was crying when they sent us to stay 
With strangers in a town and we both ran away 
Back to the dust and see Henry again 
We're creatures of habit, don't you know 
One day we'll reap what we sow. 
Next year, everything will come good 
The rains they will fall and will dance on the hood 
We'll fill up our bellies with plentiful food 
We'll eat, drink, and be merry 
Yeah, next year people wait and see 
We're next year people, you and me