Best I Can
by Rush

Album: Fly By Night (1975)
  • I've got a livin' that's rough, a future that's tough
    You know what I mean
    Blankers and boasters, all the bluffers and posers
    I'm not into that scene

    You can tell me that I got no class
    Look around, you'll see who's laughin' last
    Don't give me speeches 'cause they're oh so droll
    Leave me alone, let me rock and roll

    Got an itchin' to rock, a hate for small talk
    I'm funny that way
    Got my sights on the stars, won't get that far
    But I'll try anyway
    I just like to please, don't like to tease
    I'm easy like that
    Don't like long rests, I must confess
    I'm an impatient cat

    I do the best that I can
    I'm just what I am
    I do the best I can
    Well, I know what I am

    Rock and rollin's a scream, makin' millions my dream
    Well, I do that a lot
    I'll just give it a try, won't let good times pass me by
    They're all I've got Writer/s: GARY LEE WEINRIB
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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