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Meaning of Next 2 U by Kehlani

[Meaning of Next 2 U]

Next 2 U song by Kehlani present the themes of powerful declaration of deep, unwavering love and commitment, highlighting themes of protection, loyalty, and the transformative power of a profound emotional connection.

Here’s the meaning of each paragraph of the song “Next 2 U”.


“How you love me, love me so deep, can’t believe
Feel it all, feel it all, feel it all over me (Ah)”

This describes the depth and intensity of the love the speaker feels from their partner. It’s overwhelming and all-encompassing, filling every part of their being.


“You know, you know I’ll be down, down, down
You know I’ll be down, down, down
You know I’ll be way, way, way, way, way down
You know, you know I’ll be down, down, down
You know I’ll be down, down, down, down
Way, way, way, way, way down”

Here, the artist is emphasizing their loyalty and commitment. “Down” signifies their willingness to stand by their partner no matter what, suggesting an unwavering support and dedication.



“They gon’, they gon’ have to come get me
They gon’ have to see about me to get next to you
They gon’, they gon’ have to call the law
I don’t care what they offer, I’m protecting you
’Cause I never
Never, no, no, thought I could put anybody before me
So they gon’, they gon’ have to come get me
They gon’ have to see about me to get next to you (Ooh, ah)”

In this section, the artist is expressing their fierce determination to protect their partner. They are willing to face any obstacle or opposition, even legal trouble, to keep their partner safe. It’s a declaration of putting their partner’s well-being above their own, which is a new experience for the speaker.


“You’re more than the sun, you are the sun beams (Ooh, ah)
Your love is high, wide like a river
And if I die, I already fell and I’m floating
(Safe in your arms)
Ooh, I know what it’s like to feel like I’m dyin’ in peace
Love
I’ll tell you all my secrets if you promise to keep us in love (In love, in love)
‘Cause I need it better than I needed air to breathe (Oh, oh, oh, no, no)
If you ain’t around to catch me when I’m fallin’
I’ma f*ck around and tat angel wings
On my back, just in case
If you ain’t around when I’m around, I’ma f*ck around and (Promise that)”

This paragraph portrays the profound impact of the partner’s love on the artist. The partner is likened to the sun and its beams, symbolizing warmth, life, and essential energy. The artist feels safe and peaceful in their partner’s love and is willing to share their deepest secrets to maintain the relationship. The reference to needing love more than air indicates its critical importance to the speaker’s existence. The mention of tattooing angel wings suggests a need for protection and the hope of being watched over if their partner isn’t there.



“They gon’, they gon’ have to come get me
They gon’ have to see about me to get next to you
They gon’, they gon’ have to call the law
I don’t care what they offer, I’m protecting you
‘Cause I never
Never, no, no, thought I could put anybody before me (No)
So they gon’, they gon’ have to come get me
They gon’ have to see about me to get next to you”

Repeating the chorus reinforces the speaker’s steadfast resolve and the extraordinary lengths they are willing to go to for their partner.

Next 2 U (Music Video)

Next 2 U Song Credits

Singer : Kehlani
Album : CRASH
Lyrics : Kehlani, DIXSON, Ant Clemons
Music : OAK, DIXSON
Label : Atlantic Records, TSNMI