"Best Days" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
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    General CommentI agree, though I don't think that the people are nessiaty cynical. Bored maybe. But I got more of a... scared feeling. The line "other people break into a cold sweat..." implies that they laugh at him because the idea of these being the best days of their lives is just scary. They want to believe its gonna get better, casue what they got doesn't seem that special.
    I guess that could by cynical in a way...
    TheSilverNobleon December 19, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe opening line is "Bow Bells" not "door bells" lol
    philpy1999on February 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought this song was about mundane London life, well, most of the album The Great Escape is about mundane life.

    "Trellick Tower's been calling
    I know she'll leave me in the morning"

    This is the only time in the song Damon uses first-person pronouns, and doing so he describes a one-night stand (wasn't he with Justine at this time? Haha).

    But I think we can all relate to the chorus. We all think that our lives in the 20's can't get any better and it's all going downhill from here ... but is it really? This song describes the darker side of a 20-something London lifestyle, and that these really aren't the best days of our lives.
    Mackernion June 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOne of the few songs on the Great Escape that I really like. Has a lovely melancholy softness to it. The meaning is simple - everyone's bored and cynical, so the notion of these being the 'best days' of our lives is unpalatable.
    ReActoron October 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTheSilverNoble seems to have it right. Kind of a sweet song huh? It makes you feel like you know better and you enjoy life despite their fear. Makes you feel good and sorta sad at the same time, doesn't it?
    Avianrueon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful track. One of my Blur favorites
    kexpseattleon July 12, 2017   Link

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