Best Of My Love

Album: On The Border (1974)
Charted: 1
  • Every night
    I'm lying in bed
    Holdin' you close in my dreams
    Thinkin' about all the things that we said
    And comin' apart at the seams
    We try to talk it over
    But the words come out too rough
    I know you were tryin'
    To give me the best of your love

    Beautiful faces
    Loud empty places
    Look at the way that we live
    Wastin' our time
    On cheap talk and wine
    Left us so little to give

    The same old crowd
    Was like a cold dark cloud
    That we could never rise above
    But here in my heart
    I give you the best of my love

    Oh, sweet darlin'
    You get the best of my love
    (You get the best of my love)
    Oh, sweet darlin'
    You get the best of my love
    (You get the best of my love)

    I'm goin' back in time
    And it's a sweet dream
    It was a quiet night
    And I would be alright
    If I could go on sleeping

    But every morning'
    I wake up and worry
    What's gonna happen today
    You see it your way
    And I see it mine
    But we both see it slippin' away

    You know, we always had each other, baby
    I guess that wasn't enough
    Oh oh, but here in my heart
    I give you the best of my love
    Oh, sweet darlin'
    You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
    Oh, sweet darlin'
    You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
    Oh, sweet darlin'
    Every night and day
    You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
    Oh, sweet darlin' (oh oh)
    You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
    Oh, sweet darlin'
    You get the best of my love
    You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
    Oh, sweet darlin'
    You get the best of my love (the best of my love)
    Oh, sweet darlin' Writer/s: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, John Souther
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 14

  • Mrcleaveland from Cleveland,I agree with oldpink below. How could anyone play this at a wedding? This is a sitting at the bar at 2 a.m. crying-jag getting ready to drunk-dial song. Don't lyrics mean anything? Reminds me of when Born in the USA came out and a lot of people sang along like it was an anthem to national pride and it was pretty much the opposite.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhWhat sets this song apart from a lot of other break-up songs is its casual sound. Most break-up songs are the firey, I-want-you-to-burn-in-hell-for-what-you-did-to-me tunes. "Best of My Love" has a resigned sound to it. Mentally and emotionally this couple has already gone their separate ways. All that's left is for them to physically move apart. The singer doesn't wish any ill-will towards his lover and takes the high road by saying he knows they were both trying but it wasn't enough. So some maturity there.
  • David from Honolulu, HiAnother brilliant lyric of this song: "That same old crowd was like a cold, dark cloud that we could never rise above". Really a sad song when you think about it...a song that was co-written by J.D. Souther, Glenn Frey & Don Henley. This was The Eagles' first #1 record, as someone mentioned above.
  • Mayank from Ranchi, IndiaThis is the best love song there was, the best love song there is, and the best love song there ever will be. Its amazing. Used to be my favourite song at a time but is now my second favourite. Great guitar, tune, vocals and lyrics. Just too good. The best tune ever.
  • Tony from Eugene, OrOn further reflection,not a torch song, but a post-mortem, bittersweet to the max.
  • Tony from Eugene, OrPlayed my guitar rendition of this one on my first real date with my future wife--she sang harmony. That fond memory aside, I really believe it's about a guy who can't let go of a failed relationship (what my parents' generation called a "torch" song). It kinda blew my mind to find out that it's used as a wedding song.
  • Paul from Detroit, MiThe most sleep inducing song of all from The Eagles. I absolutely detest this song.
  • Ron from Pensacola, FlI have to disagree with some of the above which makes the song lyrics seem like a relationship that has no happy ending, the truth is the people aren't at the end of the relationship yet and the singer is making an effort to save the relationship rather than lose it.
  • Rufus from Victoria, CanadaI once spent a weekend with a group of close friends at a southern ontario beach in the dead of winter (staying in a lovely cottage, not camping) and this song was on the radio all the time while we whiled away the time playing risk and walking in the snow under the influence of some mellow intoxicant. great memories.
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InIt really is strange that this would be used at weddings, since - as always - Henley's lyrics are clear enough that you need not peak at the CD booklet.
    Why in the world would any thinking person want a breakup song for a wedding reception.
    Whatever, though, it really is a beautiful, nicely filled out by Leadon's steel guitar, even if it is quite sad.
  • Marc from Springfield, MbThis is one of Glenn's personal favourites from the Eagles; and he has good reason too.
    Great song to relax to and it's very easy to drift away to sleep on a warm summer's day...
  • Liz from Smallville, KsThis is a cute song. I know it's about breaking up but it's so sweet. I love it
  • Mike from Atlanta, GaThis was coming out about the time I was leaving my wife's cousin! I really loved her, and I had a crush on her from the 8th grade. I finally got to date her from my senior year through Freshman year in College. But, I finally chose the right one! I'm sure I got the right one. We have been married for 31 years! Mike
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaOnce again, billiant eveocative lyrics from our boys: "Beautiful faces and loud empty places, look at the way that we live, wastin' our time on cheap talk and wine, left us so little to give."
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