Album:	The Next Best Thing -- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Artist:	Madonna
Year:	2000

The Next Best Thing - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Lyrics provided courtesy of Ken Zalewski
E-mail comments or corrections to: madonnalyrics AT

Songs on this album:

  1. Boom Boom Ba, by Metisse
  2. Bongo Bong, by Manu Chow
  3. Don't Make Me Love You, by Christina Aguilera
  4. American Pie, by Madonna
  5. This Life, by Mandalay
  6. If Everybody Looked The Same, by Groove Armada
  7. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad, by Moby
  8. I'm Not In Love, by Olive
  9. Stars All Seem To Weep, by Beth Orton
  10. Time Stood Still, by Madonna
  11. Swayambhu, by Solar Twins
  12. Forever And Always, by Gabriel Yeared

American Pie

written by Don McLean
produced by Madonna and William Orbit
Backing Vocals: Rupert Everett
Track 4, Time: 4:32
(also Track 11 on "Music" album)
A long, long time ago
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile
And I knew that if I had my chance
I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while

Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so
Now do you believe in rock 'n roll
And can music save your mortal soul
And can you teach me how to dance real slow

Well I know that you're in love with him
'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes [both kicked off your shoes]
Man, I dig those rhythm 'n blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew that I was out of luck
The day the music died
I started singin'


Bye bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin', "This will be the day that I die,
This will be the day that I die."

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
Well I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play

Well now in the streets the children screamed [the children screamed]
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed [the poets dreamed]
But not a word was spoken [not a word was spoken]
The church bells all were broken

And the three men I admire the most
The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died
We start singin'

(chorus, repeat)

We started singin'
(repeat 3 times)

Time Stood Still

written by Madonna and William Orbit
Track 10, Time: 3:47
Despair, regret, and tenderness
Is what I feel for you
I loved you from the very start
What else could I do

You read my mind, you made me cry
Time stood still
And now I know the reasons why
Time stood still


Maybe you're the next best thing to happen
All the things we might have been

A flame becomes a fading light
That burns inside my heart
And like a castle in the sand
It had to fall apart

You made me laugh, you gave me hope
It's over now
Our happiness went up in smoke
It's over now

(chorus, repeat)

(chorus, repeat)