The Best Is Yet to Come
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum
You came along and everything started'in to hum
Still it's a real good bet
The best is yet to come

Best is yet to come and babe won't that be fine
You think you've seen the sun
But you ain't seen it shine

A wait til the warm up's under way
Wait til our lips have met
And wait til you see that sunshine day
You ain't seen nothing yet

The best is yet to come
And babe won't it be fine
Best is yet to come
Come the day you're mine

Come the day you're mine
I'm gonna teach you to fly
We've only tasted the wine
We're gonna drain the cup dry

Wait til your charms are right for these arms, to surround
You think you've flown before
But baby you ain't left the ground

Wait till you're locked in my embrace
Wait til I draw you near
And wait til you see that sunshine place
Ain't nothing like it here

The best is yet to come
And babe won't it be fine
The best is yet to come
Come the day you're mine




Come the day you're mine
And you're gonna be mine

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Frank Sinatra's song "The Best Is Yet to Come" embody the theme of optimism and hope for what the future holds. The opening lines "Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum, you came along and everything started'in to hum" suggest that the singer has found a valuable and enjoyable aspect of life and that the arrival of the person in question has only enhanced that experience. However, the singer then asserts that despite these positive experiences, the best is yet to come. The lyrics "wait till the warm up's under way, wait till our lips have met, and wait till you see that sunshine day, you ain't seen nothing yet" suggest that the best experiences are still to come, and that the current experiences are only a prelude to what is yet to come.


The chorus "best is yet to come and babe won't that be fine, you think you've seen the sun, but you ain't seen it shine" further reinforces the theme of hope and optimism, suggesting that the singer sees a bright future with the person in question. The idea of "draining the cup dry" further emphasizes this sense of looking forward to future experiences, and the lyrics "wait till your charms are right for these arms, to surround, you think you've flown before but baby you ain't left the ground" suggest that the singer believes the best is yet to come in terms of their relationship with the person in question. The repetition of "come the day you're mine" also emphasizes the sense of anticipation for this future event.


Line by Line Meaning

Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum
I've just found something amazing, like picking a plum from a tree of life


You came along and everything started'in to hum
Since you came along, my life has been filled with excitement and energy


Still it's a real good bet The best is yet to come
Even though things are great now, I believe that there's more good things to come in the future


Best is yet to come and babe won't that be fine You think you've seen the sun But you ain't seen it shine
The future is looking bright and it's going to be amazing. You may have experienced good things before, but it's nothing compared to what's coming


Wait til the warm up's under way Wait til our lips have met And wait til you see that sunshine day You ain't seen nothing yet
Wait until things really get started, wait until our relationship becomes more intimate, and wait until the day when everything is perfect. You haven't seen anything yet


Come the day you're mine I'm gonna teach you to fly We've only tasted the wine We're gonna drain the cup dry
When we're finally together, I'm going to help you achieve your dreams. We've only experienced a small part of life, and we're going to enjoy everything to the fullest


Wait til your charms are right for these arms, to surround You think you've flown before But baby you ain't left the ground
Wait until you're ready for love, and you'll see what true love really feels like. You may have believed that you've experienced love before, but you haven't experienced the full extent of it yet


Wait till you're locked in my embrace Wait til I draw you near And wait til you see that sunshine place Ain't nothing like it here
Wait until we are physically close, and until you feel the warmth of my embrace. The feeling of being together will be like experiencing sunshine, and it will be unlike anything you've experienced before


The best is yet to come And babe won't it be fine The best is yet to come Come the day you're mine Come the day you're mine And you're gonna be mine
Again, I'm sure that the best is yet to come. Just wait until the day we're together, and you'll see how amazing it will be. You are going to be mine, and it will be wonderful.




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Written by: Carolyn Leigh, Cy Coleman

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Mike


on The Lady Is A Champ

eight

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She can't eat late and stay up all night, because unlike society types, she has to get up in the morning.

She likes the theatre and never comes late
She cares more about seeing the play than being seen making an entrance.

She never bothers with people she'd hate
Her friends are friends, not social trophies.

Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls
While barrns and earls probably don't play craps, she associates with friends, not people to be seen with.

Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls
She doesn't "slum", the practice of the rich in the 30's, when the song was written, of touring poor neighborhoods dressed in rich clothes to "tut, tut" about the deplorable conditions, and congratulate each other for "caring about the poor"

Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls
Doesn't trade gossip for acceptance among an in-crowd


She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
She cares more about how her hair feels than conforming with current hair fashions

Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
Since most of California is noticeably warmer and / or drier than New York, where the play the song was written for is set, this is probably a facetious excuse to like what she likes.


And she won't go to Harlem in Lincoln's or Ford's
Another reference to slumming, but facetious, since Lincolns and Fords were middle-class, not luxury brands when the lyric was written

Anonymous


on Try a Little Tenderness

Here are the correct lyrics

Try A Little Tenderness - Frank Sinatra - Lyrics

Oh she may be weary
Women do get wearied
Wearing that same old shabby dress
And when she’s weary
You try a little tenderness

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating things she’ll may never possess
While she is without them
Try just a little bit of tenderness

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grieve and her care
And the words that soft and gentle
Makes it easier to bear
You wont regret it
Women don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Musical Interlude

And, it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Daniel


on The Way You Look Tonight

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

Giorgi Khutashvili


on Theme from New York, New York

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