"Best I Can" as written by and Alex Zivojinovich Alex Lifeson....
I've got a livin' that's rough, a future that's tough
You know what I mean
Blankers and boasters, all the bluffers and posers
I'm not into that scene

You can tell me that I got no class
Look around, you'll see who's laughin' last
Don't give me speeches 'cause they're oh so droll
Leave me alone, let me rock and roll

Got an itchin' to rock, a hate for small talk
I'm funny that way
Got my sights on the stars, won't get that far
But I'll try anyway
I just like to please, don't like to tease
I'm easy like that
Don't like long rests, I must confess
I'm an impatient cat

I do the best that I can
I'm just what I am
I do the best I can
Well, I know what I am

Rock and rollin's a scream, makin' millions my dream
Well, I do that a lot
I'll just give it a try, won't let good times pass me by
They're all I've got

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"Best I Can" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib


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    General CommentI believe Neil wrote these lyrics. I think it's just about the way he wants to live his life, and doesn't care what others think about him.
    Yyzson February 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song means do whatever makes you happy and stop thinking of everyone else (Don't give me speeches 'cause they're oh so droll
    Leave me alone, let me rock and roll)... i really love the line: "Got my sights on the stars, won't get that far But I'll try anyway" it's a really encouraging piece of music and good to listen to whenever you are discouraged
    Newfieon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA great song that is about just wanting to do what you want and put the rest of the world in the back of your mind
    Azonon April 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song was actually written by Geddy, because Neil wasn't in Rush when they wrote it.

    The extras section of the DVD has a clip showing Geddy, Alex, and John Rutsey playing this songon some small stage, probably a high school. I guess for some reason they shelved it from their debut album and put it on Fly by Night. Oh, and on the album credits this song only has credit for (Lee), the rest of the songs have Neil credited for lyrics.
    Dilanaduon November 03, 2010   Link

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