Is this the best it gets,
Before I'm laid to rest?

When I am through the gates,
With old acquaintances,
embroidering the truth.
Will stories be from pre-today
or from an archive yet to make?

Is this the best it gets?
How do I know?
The best that it gets?
How do I know?

Disappointed, disillusioned, re-affirm my view,
We've all a story to sell,
We've all a lie that we tell,
And it goes on and on, and on and on.

Is this the best it gets?
Could be surprises yet.

When I become the subject of ancestors,
Faded photograph, no name,
A beacon or a burden,
Guiding light, helpful or plain insane.

Is this the best it gets?
How do I know?
The best that it gets?
How do I know?

Disappointed, disillusioned, re-affirm my view,
We've all a story to sell,
We've all a lie that we tell,
And it goes on and on, and on and on..
Oh, disappointed, disillusioned, re-affirm my view,
We've all a story to sell,
We've all a lie that we tell,
And it goes on and on, and on and on and on and...

(Disappointed, disillusioned),
and on, and on, and on,
(Disappointed, disillusioned),
and on.

Is this the best it gets?


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    General CommentThis song is great and I'm glad they've finally got a video out for it (on MTV2)... I hope people start appreciating what a great band they are soon!! Right now they're pretty unheard of!
    grohloholicon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBest listened after you had a fight with your lover,and in confusion whether you should break up or not.
    acidbabeon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe entire album is amazing AND THERES A VIDEO!!?!?

    Bah I need MTV2. Lets hope they get popular cos English music is crap at the moment and these guys can do it some favours!
    Andaahon June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFrom the title itself "is this the best it gets", I think it's about asking if the current situation they are in is enough or is it time to let go and give up.

    There might be a lot challenges and trials that they are facing and maybe there is no improvement at all no matter how much they exert an effort.
    yellowparkinglot2233on May 16, 2015   Link

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