If it's a romantic Styx song, it was probably the work of Dennis DeYoung
, who was with the band until 1999. Like "Babe
" and "Lady
," he wrote and sang "The Best of Times."
"For me, the song is simple," he told Songwriter Universe
. "It's when the world goes mad, how do you cope? And in this instance, it's the love between two people, that they make their own paradise within their companionship, their love for each other, and their own home... it's saying that the best of times are when I'm alone with you."