The Best Years Of My Life
Diana Ross Lyrics


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Everytime I feel how life goes by
I recall the scenes that never die
One fine day
One fine night
You loving me
On and on and on
We took our love as far as love can go
You've given me the best years of my life

When I play my memories again
I feel all the pleasure and the pain
Love can hurt
Love can heal
Oh, how we hurt and healed ourselves again
We took our souls as far as souls can go
You've given me the best years of my life
You've given me the best years of my life

Bring on the storm
We'll see it through
We'll take it all
All life can do
Right to the end
We'll say let's begin

You've given me the best years of my life
I wanna thank you
I wanna thank you
You've given me the best years of my life




I wanna thank you
For the best years of my life

Overall Meaning

In Diana Ross's song, Best Years of My Life, she reflects on her past love and how it has impacted her life. The lyrics convey a sense of nostalgia as she remembers the moments that have shaped her as a person. The idea that life goes by quickly is something that Ross brings to the forefront of the song. She emphasizes this by recalling "the scenes that never die." These lines evoke a sense of longing and a desire to hold on to the significant moments in her life.


Ross's lyrics describe the ups and downs of love, where it can both hurt and heal. She acknowledges the pain and the pleasure of love but is grateful for the moments she shared with her lover. Their love has taken them as far as it can, and Ross cherishes the bond they share. The repetition of the phrase "You've given me the best years of my life" hammered this point home, emphasizing the gratitude she feels towards her lover.


In the final verse, Ross seems to be singing to her love directly, reassuring them in the face of any storm, bringing the song's theme to the present. Here, she once again expresses her appreciation and gratitude, thanking her lover for the joy and happiness they have brought her. Overall, this beautiful song depicts the power of love to shape a person's life and leave beautiful memories that one would always cherish.


Line by Line Meaning

Everytime I feel how life goes by
Whenever I contemplate the passage of time


I recall the scenes that never die
I remember the memories that remain vivid


One fine day
A specific day in the past


One fine night
A specific night in the past


You loving me
When you expressed affection towards me


On and on and on
Continuously and without end


We took our love as far as love can go
Our love reached its maximum potential


You've given me the best years of my life
You provided me with the most enjoyable and fulfilling experiences


When I play my memories again
Upon revisiting my recollections


I feel all the pleasure and the pain
I experience both positive and negative emotions


Love can hurt
Love can cause pain


Love can heal
Love can provide comfort and repair


Oh, how we hurt and healed ourselves again
We repeatedly inflicted harm and then mended ourselves


We took our souls as far as souls can go
Our bond reached a profound level


Bring on the storm
We are prepared to face any challenge


We'll see it through
We will persevere until the end


We'll take it all
We will endure any hardship


All life can do
Any obstacle that may arise


Right to the end
Until the very last moment


We'll say let's begin
We will embrace every new experience


I wanna thank you
I express gratitude towards you


For the best years of my life
For the most joyful and significant moments I have experienced




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: STEPHEN ALLEN DAVIS, WILL JENNINGS

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@RICKRIODEJANEIRO

Everytime I feel how life goes by
I recall the scenes that never die
One fine day
One fine night
You loving me
On and on and on
We took our love as far as love can go
You've given me the best years of my life

When I play my memories again
I feel all the pleasure and the pain
Love can hurt
Love can heal
Oh, how we hurt and healed ourselves again
We took our souls as far as souls can go
You've given me the best years of my life
You've given me the best years of my life

Bring on the storm
We'll see it through
We'll take it all
All life can do
Right to the end
We'll say let's begin

You've given me the best years of my life
I wanna thank you
I wanna thank you
You've given me the best years of my life
I wanna thank you
For the best years of my life



@MissRossTV

+Nandy Ross

Hi Nandy,

I think you're a little bit confused when you suggest that DianaRossTV uploads the same videos that have been already uploaded and shared by other sites and channels dedicated to Diana Ross. Over a year ago I began this channel with the only need to contribute in the preserving of Diana Ross' artistic legacy, as to regard their official videography, until now.

I have some other ideas and projects for this channel. Anyway, I cannot support them now; however, I want to clarify to you that all videos you watch here, yes, are in low resolution just because I want them to be seen in any platform, what I mean is: none impediment to be watched from mobile devices with weak connections.

I decided to create this channel because the pretty limited list of videos in "official channels"; as you see, until now DianaRossTV is meant to show the Diana Ross' official videography, but two videos: "Endless Love" (taken from a VCD of the '82 Academy Awards, which I own) and "If We Hold On Together" (taken from the official DVD "Christmas in Vienna", which I also own a copy).

All "Uploaded Videos" are part of my personal collection that has taken me two years to get: AVI or VOB files that weigh more than 160 MB. Videos like "Missing You", "Dirty Looks" and "When You Tell Me That You Love", which if you realize are complete, from start to finish without "the 8 seconds intro" that the collection "One Woman" included to each video clip. Although the three videos I listed contain mentions or watermarks, from "video services" sources, as "Telegenics", in other cases "Mix Mash".

For example, "This House" was uploaded on July 30, 2014, hours after being created this channel; the source of this video is "Video Service 'Telegenics'". Before "DianaRossTV" upload "This House", this video was not available, much less any version with the logo "Telegenics". I checked other pages and channels where now "This House" is also included. Some of those versions of "This House" coincidently include the mention "Telegenics". I never claimed to anyone. I will not do it, for one reason only: none video is mine. Each video or song belongs to the producers. All I want is more people to remember or to acknowledge the artistic legacy of Diana Ross, in an atmosphere of recognition, respect and true facts. Today in this channel, the official video of "This House" which is not one of the most successful singles of our beloved Diana, has more than 5000 views. Yes, the third most viewed in this humble channel.

"Upload dates" are not decorative, and you are free to compare any mention or watermark of the different sources from where the video clips were originally taken: video sevices, official DVDs, VHS transferred to digital formats. That job will surely make you to review your asseveration.

Thanks for watching! Enjoy DianaRossTV!



All comments from YouTube:

@Nilag

The velvet voice! Thank you too Diana!

@anubisjohnson4568

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL😍✨

@brendaheiser8962

She has given me the best years of my life long time fan Thank you
Miss Ross

@motownfan3

I agree with you 100 % I have been a fan since 1963 when i was a13 year old kid.............it is now 2022 and I'm still a " DIE-HARD FAN"........... !!!

@NewYorkCityGritty5

What a beautiful a person and voice.She knows what class is.

@70tezskin

Thank you Diana for giving the world the best years of your life ❤️

@ianspencer7165

Omg, love this song and just realised theres a video... it's one of those tunes that can bring a tear to a glass eye xx

@johnsegreti8367

Love your comment
It can bring a tear to a glass eye

@sandrakelley87

The absolute best song ever. I saw her years ago at Ceasars Palace. Was spectacular. I just cry every time I listen to this song 💕.

@motownfan3

Sandra you are 100% correct. This song will rip your HEART OUT.....WOW !!!

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