"Best Of My Love" is often played at weddings and anywhere else one wants to demonstrate affection, but it's really a breakup song: "You see it your way, and I see it mine, and we both see it slipping away." No happy ending here, just a guy who gave it his best, but things didn't work out.
According to Don Henley, who sings lead on the track, he, J.D. Souther
and Glenn Frey wrote some of the lyrics over libations at the Los Angeles restaurant Dan Tana's, where they were regulars. There, they studied women and relationships. Henley says they were "typical, frustrated, young men" at the time.