"Best of My Love" as written by and Glenn Frey John Souther....
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, but here in my heart
I give you the best of my love
Oh, sweet darlin'
You get the best of my love
Oh, sweet darlin'
You get the best of my love


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Best of My Love" as written by Don Henley Glenn Frey

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Red Cloud Music

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is not a sweet song! The chorus is sweet, but the lyrics are about how they don't get along, they argue all the time, they drink too much, they have awful friends, and they're about to break up. He only loves her when he's fast asleep, and only in his heart does she have "the best of his love." If someone dedicated this to me, I'd throw up.
    Madfooton February 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song a lot. This song is about how relationships tend go sour after some time. The writer keeps going back in time, imagining....daydreaming/dreaming about the past good times he has had with this woman. Yet he realizes that they have now come to a point where those good memories are jut part of the past and they now have to either get along or break up, which is why I really like this song because it is so relatable for everyone. The fact that they don't get along does not mean he dosen't love her though. He might be trying, but maybe that have just grown into different people that are just no compatable anymore. I think "the crowd" influences how they are towards each other, but if they were somehow eliminated, they would be happy together.
    mpc996on March 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMan this is a classic, they just don't write songs like this anymore, songs that really mean something.
    skoniecz40on February 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe nobody has commented on this song. I think this is one of the sweetest songs. It's about that one person that you love the most and gets "the best of your love" and you want them to know that. My favorite Eagles song by far.
    FallBackAgainon September 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a pretty good song, I normally wouldn't like songs like this, but it just sounds so good.
    Muzzyon July 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally I don't like this song - I love the Eagles and could rattle off a dozen other songs that I prefer. Nevertheless this get the most radio play.
    chrisb1on February 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Madfoot.
    But all in all, I think the guy is saying forgive me, let's start over.
    jamestmfbongon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell great song and what don is sayin we shouldnt have argued i do love you yes we had problems but thats life.
    joe walsh ruleson July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with mpc996, this is about a relationship that has matured. It's gone through all the phases from first infatuation to deeply connected, but now they've gone from comfortable with each other to taking each other for granted. This is a song written about a relationship that has already splintered, and the author feels it's still salvageable. He's putting himself and his feelings toward his partner and hoping to get back the love they once had.
    rattler02on March 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am astonished that no one has commented on this song yet! It is absolutely beautiful!
    U2fantasyon January 13, 2009   Link

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