"I Did My Best" as written by and David Anthony Pirner....
Holed up in the dressing room without a dress
Kneeling at the confessional with nothing to confess
And I knew all about my surprise party
I was spoiled and depressed
Hey I acted surprised and I told lots of lies
Yes I did my best

Stop the truck at the truck stop, I need something to help me crash
Food stamps, checks and credits cards, but they only accepted cash
There was sweat beating on my brow
My heart was beating out of my chest
So I stole everything they couldn't give away
Yes I did my best

And I did the best that I could do
With all the mess that I've been through
What did you expect me to do
I did my best for you

I was waiting for a chain reaction with the missing link
Waiting for that trickle-down forever circling the sink
I was tired of being tired
I could not get no rest
So I kept sleep-walking and talking in my sleep
Yes I did my best

And I did the best that I could do
With all the mess that I've been through
What did you expect me to do
I did my best for you


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"I Did My Best" as written by David Anthony Pirner David Pirner

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    General CommentThis has got to be one of the absolute saddest, saddest songs I've ever heard. I can't recommend it highly enough.
    foreverdoomedon October 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like its about either dave or someone he knows going through tough times and trying to impress someone but no matter what they do it means nothing.
    tenclub07on March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIncredible song. Melancholic.
    I think that "I did my best for you" doesn't refer to one specific person but rather to someone different in each case (dressingroom/truckstop/sleep)
    tzovason May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with tzovas, is about different characters, i ve seen this before in his song, string of pearls, definitely very very sad song, but amazing!!
    ecuindexon February 19, 2008   Link

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