Next Lifetime

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"Next Lifetime"
Next Lifetime.jpg
Single by Erykah Badu
from the album Baduizm
ReleasedMay 6, 1997
LabelKedar Records
Songwriter(s)Erykah Badu, A. Scott
Erykah Badu singles chronology
"On & On"
"Next Lifetime"
"Otherside of the Game"

"Next Lifetime" is a song by Erykah Badu. It is the second single from her début album Baduizm (1997). It was written by Badu and A. Scott. It is a low-tempo ballad with lyrics that describe being in a relationship but longing for another man. At the start of the song, Badu is heard talking to a man about how they can't be together even though they both have feelings for one another.

Release and reception[edit]

Next Lifetime was released as a single on May 6, 1997, and peaked at number 3 on the US Hot R&B Songs chart

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Next Lifetime" starts with the title 'a story by Erykah Badu'. It then shows Badu and the man she longs for in several different time frames or 'Lifetimes' including 'Motherland, 1637 A.D.', 'The Movement, 1968' and 'Motherland, 3037'. Pete Rock, Method Man & Andre 3000 all appear in the video.


Chart (1997) Peak
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay[1] 1
UK Singles Chart 30
Dutch Top 40 100
New Zealand Top 40 40


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