Best for the Best
Josh Ritter Lyrics


Once I knew a girl in the hard hard times
She made me a shirt out of fives and dimes
Now she's gone but when I wear it she crosses my mind
And if the best is for the best then the best is unkind

I realized that Illinois was more than I could stand
They say working's best cause poverty is hell on a man
Now I ride a lazy river through the Mississippi fan
And if the best is for the best then the best can be damned
I spent a few years on the Queen of Spain
She was a leaky little boat that went up in flames
When the boiler blew some people started naming names
But if the best is for the best I guess the best is to blame

I spent a few more as the Cairo Crown
A heavyweight wrestler in the Midwest towns
But I was lonesome for a girl who could pin me down
They say the best is for the best but that's not what I've found

Now I listen to my sweetheart and I listen to my thirst
I don't spend time listening to other people's words
Sometimes they're right most times the reverse
They say the best is for the best when the best?s for the worse

Once I knew a girl in the hard hard times
She made me a shirt out of fives and dimes
Now she's gone but when I wear it she crosses my mind
And if the best is for the best then the best is unkind

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Written by: JOSH RITTER

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Nikki

Verse 1]
Once I knew a girl in the hard, hard times
She made me a shirt out of fives and dimes
Now she’s gone, but when I wear it she crosses my mind
And if the best is for the best, then the best is unkind

[Verse 2]
I realized that Illinois was more than I could stand
They say working’s best 'cause poverty is hell on a man
Now I ride a lazy river through the Mississippi fan
And if the best is for the best, then the best can be damned

[Verse 3]
I spent a few years on the Queen of Spain
She was a leaky little boat that went up in flames
When the boiler blew, some people started naming names
But if the best is for the best, I guess the best is to blame

[Verse 4]
I spent a few more as the Cairo Crown
A heavyweight wrestler in the Midwest towns
But I was lonesome for a girl who could pin me down
They say the best is for the best, but that’s not what I’ve found

[Verse 5]
Now I listen to my sweetheart and I listen to my thirst
I don’t spend time listening to other people’s words
Sometimes they’re right, most times the reverse
They say the best is for the best when the best’s for the worse

[Verse 1]

Once I knew a girl in the hard, hard times
Once I knew a girl in the hard, hard times

Gray Webb

This should have at least a million likes!

Aaron Villanueva

Amo está canción

Philippe Cirse

Es hermoso, como la improbable y luego mesiánica reunión de un paraguas y una máquina de coser en una mesa de disección

Kristine Wolf

<3 <3 <3

Lavar balls son

Anyone here from the Hollars on Netflix

Becky B

yep, me!!

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This, or Idaho is my favorite Ritter song

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