"Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)" as written by and Matthew B. Scannell....
So you sailed away
Into a grey sky morning
Now I'm here to stay
Love can be so boring

Nothing's quite the same now
I just say your name now

But it's not so bad
You're only the best I ever had
You don't want me back
You're just the best I ever had

So you stole my world
Now I'm just a phony
Remembering the girl
Leaves me down and lonely

Send it in a letter
Make yourself feel better

But it's not so bad
You're only the best I ever had
You don't want me back
You're just the best I ever had

And it may take some time to
Patch me up inside
But I can't take it so I
Run away and hide
And I may find in time that
You were always right
You're always right

So you sailed away
Into a grey sky morning
Now I'm here to stay
Love can be so boring

Was it what you wanted
Could it be I'm haunted

But it's not so bad
You're only the best I ever had
You don't want me back
You're just the best I ever had
The best I ever had
The best I ever


Lyrics submitted by jtmccauley62

"Best I Ever Had" as written by Matthew B. Scannell Matt Scannell

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    General Commentlistening to the vertical horizon version, it's clearly her leaving, him wanting her back, because shes the best. but when i listen to gary sing it i interpret it to be out his wife who committed suicide. beautiuflly written song which to me is about losing your best friend and love of your life and them not wanting to fight for you or to be with you.
    slideintomyroomon March 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song (the original that Is) I like what Gary Allen did with It but It just doesn't capture the greatness like Vertical Horizon did.
    QBlue_12on August 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just as great as the original. Especially if you know that Gary Allan's wife committed suicide. I can really feel his pain, and that brings a new element to the song.
    allenegirlon September 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI prefer the Gary Allan version to the Vertical Horizon version. I think Garry Allan has a better voice for it. I can understand the song meaning to Gary with his wife dying but it's meaning to me is for a break up. She left him and he's just left to be lonely.
    Dark_Guitariston September 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a beautiful remake. You can really feel his sadness. This was her favorite song, that is why he re-did it. Great song!!
    SausageQueenon December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Dark Guitarist. THis song is way better then the original.
    gahlok008on December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIndeed, better than the original. One of my top 5 favorite songs.
    CBGB87on January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabsoutely beautiful.... love it
    toxik_lemonon June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen the song starts, before there are even any words, it bring tears to my eyes. The guitar reminds me of sorrow, but then the fiddle starts and it makes me think of hope. It doesn't even matter if you know about his wife. There is something completely heart wrenching in the way he says best I ever had. I saw him in concert and was bawling by the end of this one.
    YdnamRocks09on September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw Gary Allan in concert, he said that his nephew sent him this song after his wife committed suicide, so he decided to record it.
    xfakter13on October 18, 2006   Link

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