Best I Can
by Rush

Album: Fly By Night (1975)
  • This is one of only two Rush songs to mention "rock and roll" in the lyrics; the other is "In the Mood." >>
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    Mike - Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Comments: 7

  • Spamlet from Cleveland, OhMake that four songs. Don't forget that the title track of "Roll the Bones" also mentions 'Rock and Roll' in the last line of its rap "So get out there and Rock and Roll the Bones: get busy!

    Fun fact: in the early days, the guys also used to play a smoking fast cover of "Bad Boy" which also contains the phrase repeatedly.
  • Sam from Nashville, TnAcully, there is one more Rush song with 'Rock N' Roll' in the lyric. It wasn't on an album. It was a demo called 'Can't Fight It'. Not meaning to be rude, but you might want to get your facts straight. Look up, "can't Fight It Rush" on YouTube, and it'll be there.
  • Kent Lyle from Cincinnati, OhOne of the early Rush songs entirely attributable to Geddy Lee. Two others are "In the Mood" and "Tears".
  • Jesse from L.a., CaYes, I am thinking of "In the End"... I used to get those two songs mixed up. Sorry for that!
  • Mike from Sayville, NyThe line "one...two...buckle my shoe" is spoken before the beginning of "In the End" on "All the Worlds a Stage", and NOT this song.
  • David from Flagstaff, AzJesse in LA is thinking of "In the end". "Best I can" is one of my favorite Rush songs. The music and lyrics were written by Geddy Lee. It is about doing your best and trying to realize your ambitions. A theme Neil Peart picked up in the song "Something for nothing". Check out this line,"I've got my sights on the stars, won't get that far, but I'll try anyway". But my favorite line is "Leave me alone, and let me rock and roll".
  • Jesse from L.a., CaBefore the loud electric guitar kicks in during the ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE version Geddy Lee whispers into the mike: "One... Two... Buckle my shoe..."
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