Tonight's the night we'll make history, honey, you and I
And I'll take any risk to tie back the hands of time
And stay with you here tonight
I know you feel these are the worst of times
I do believe it's true
When people lock their doors and hide inside
Rumor has it it's the end of Paradise
But I know, if the world just passed us by
Baby I know, you wouldn't have to cry

The best of times are when I'm alone with you
Some rain some shine, we'll make this a world for two
Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime
We'll take the best, forget the rest
And someday we'll find these are the best of times
These are the best of times

The headlines read 'these are the worst of times'
I do believe it's true
I feel so helpless like a boat against the tide
I wish the summer winds could bring back Paradise
But I know, if the world turned upside down
Baby, I know you'd always be around

The best of times are when I'm alone with you
Some rain some shine, we'll make this a world for two
Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime
We'll take the best, forget the rest
And someday we'll find these are the best of times
These are the best of times

And
so my friends we'll say goodnight For time has claimed it's prize
But tonight will always last
As long as we keep alive memories of Paradise...


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    General Comment
    This is a great song. To me it is talking about how when it seems like your life isn’t so great it is sometimes the exact opposite. How often do we find ourselves think about times in the past that might not have seemed too great at the time but later on you realize that those were the best of times. The best times of his life in the song are when he’s with his love and he knows to relish every moment with her.



    djd1227on February 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a really good song. It reminds me that the world is changing and maybe it's not for the best but with someone that you love everything can be alright...
    darbynicoleXDon July 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe song was written aboutt the guy's wife. Typical love song with that Styx feel to it.
    kfe2on February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great Styx song. I love this song...
    Cowtipperon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts about change and pining for the past when one should realize the "good old day" aren't any better than the present.

    One of the coolest concert memories, circa 1980 (ish) seeing Styx in concert in Rapid City, SD (no really). There is a guy sweeping the stage ... The curtain goes up and there is Dennis DeYoung playing this song on a white concert grand piano - waaay cool!
    bobothegnarlydogon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI luv this song.
    dark_eyez_666on October 06, 2009   Link

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