About the Song

Conway Twitty’s “Next In Line” is a classic country song that explores the complexities of love and longing. Released in 1968 as part of his album “Next In Line,” this heartfelt track showcases Twitty’s signature smooth vocals and emotive delivery.

Written by the talented songwriting duo of Wayne Kemp and Curtis Wayne, “Next In Line” tells the story of unrequited love and the pain of watching someone you care about move on to another. Twitty’s soulful rendition of the song captures the emotion and vulnerability of the lyrics, resonating with listeners on a deeply personal level.

Upon its release, “Next In Line” quickly climbed the charts, reaching notable positions on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Twitty’s ability to convey the pain of heartache and longing struck a chord with audiences, earning him widespread acclaim for his authentic portrayal of human emotion.

Throughout his illustrious career, Conway Twitty’s music has touched the hearts of countless fans, and “Next In Line” remains a beloved favorite among country music enthusiasts. Its timeless appeal continues to resonate with listeners, serving as a reminder of the universal experience of love and loss.

As fans revisit Twitty’s classic hits, “Next In Line” remains a cherished gem, offering solace and understanding to those who have experienced the pain of unrequited love. Its haunting melody and poignant lyrics ensure that it remains a beloved classic in the vast landscape of country music history.

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Lyrics

See her there at the table
Watch her tear at the label
From the bottle that she just drank dry
In her mind, there’s a burning
It took a long time but she’s learning
And just look at the teardrops she’s cried
Everybody knows I love her
But her mind is on another
And just look what he’s done to her pride
And if she should change her mind
Give up the music and the wine
I’ll be standing by to be the next in line
I know her favorite songs so well
And she’s happy, I can tell
Just as long as she can hear the jukebox play
So I’ll keep playing it loud
I’ll spend every dime I have
To keep her happy in my own kind of way
Everybody knows I love her
But her mind is on another
And just look what he’s done to her pride
And if she should change her mind
Give up the music and the wine
I’ll be standing by to be the next in line