Best That I Can
Vance Joy Lyrics


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Say I don't look much like a lover
Doesn't mean that I won't try
Set your world on fire every once in awhile
We lie on the kitchen floor
Hot air rises and it's going to be hot as hell here soon
We are going to need some relief

Sick of leaving things half done, leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done, leaving things half said

Oh
I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am
I am trying

You can keep moving on like you do
The road goes as far as the eye can see
I won't stand in your way
What's the good in that
And the flowers in their bed
They're drooping and dying and fading away
This weather's no good for growing things

Sick of leaving things half done, leaving things half said
Oh, sick of leaving things half done, leaving things half said

Oh
I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am
I am trying
The best that I can

Will you keep moving on like you do
Will you keep moving on
So will you keep moving you on like you do

Oh
I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am




I am trying
The best that I can

Overall Meaning

The first verse in Vance Joy's "Best That I Can" touches on the idea that appearances can be deceiving. The singer is stating that just because he may not look like a typical lover, this does not mean that he won't try. He is promising to do his best to set his partner's world on fire every once in a while. The second half of the verse sees the couple lying on the kitchen floor, and it's clear that the physical heat in the room is matched by a growing emotional intensity. The line "We are going to need some relief" suggests that the relationship, or perhaps even just the moment they are in, is becoming too hot to handle.


The second verse repeats the phrase “Sick of leaving things half done, leaving things half said”. This is an indication that the singer is tired of the superficiality of his previous relationships and of not being fully invested. He has made the decision to try harder and give his all in this relationship. The chorus repeats the statement "I am trying the best that I can" multiple times, emphasizing the singer's commitment to doing what it takes to make this partnership work.


The bridge of the song shifts focus to the idea that the singer is willing to let his partner go if needed. However, there is a sense of sadness in this declaration. The metaphor of the flowers in their bed - drooping, dying, and fading away - represents the relationship in its current state. This is not the weather for the "growing things". Ultimately, the song ends with the chorus once more, highlighting the singer's effort in trying his best to make things work.


Overall, "Best That I Can" is a heartfelt track that speaks to the complexity and challenge of romantic relationships. It is about being committed and doing everything you can to make things work, even when it is difficult.


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Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

Say I don't look much like a lover
My appearance may not suggest that I am capable of love


Doesn't mean that I won't try
But that doesn't mean I won't put effort into showing you love


Set your world on fire every once in awhile
I will do my best to surprise and excite you every now and then


We lie on the kitchen floor
We are in an intimate and vulnerable position


Hot air rises and it's going to be hot as hell here soon
The current situation is becoming uncomfortable and may get worse


We are going to need some relief
We will need to find a way to alleviate the discomfort


Sick of leaving things half done, leaving things half said
Tired of not fully completing or expressing things


You can keep moving on like you do
You can continue on your path in life


The road goes as far as the eye can see
The journey ahead is long and uncertain


I won't stand in your way
I won't obstruct or hinder your progress


What's the good in that
But what's the point of me doing that?


And the flowers in their bed
The flowers are in their garden beds


They're drooping and dying and fading away
The flowers are struggling and losing their vibrancy


This weather's no good for growing things
The current conditions aren't favorable for growth or improvement


Will you keep moving on like you do
Will you continue on your course?


Oh, sick of leaving things half done, leaving things half said
Oh, I'm tired of not fully following through or communicating


I am trying the best that I can
I'm giving my all and doing everything in my power


I am trying the best that I can
I'm really putting in effort here


I am trying the best that I can
I'm not giving up, I'm doing the absolute most I'm capable of


I am trying the best that I can
I'm doing my very best under the circumstances


I am trying the best that I can
I am fully committed to making things work




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: JAMES KEOGH

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

fima 66

Say I don't look much like a lover
Doesn't mean that I won't try
Set your world on fire every once in awhile
We lie on the kitchen floor
Hot air rises and it's going to be hot as hell here soon
We are going to need some relief

Sick of leaving thing half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said

Ohh
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying

You can keep moving on like you do
The road goes as far as the eyes can see
I won't stand in your way
What's the good in that
And the flowers in their bed
Their drooping and dying and fading away
This weather's no good for growing things

Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said

Oh I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can

Will you keep moving on like you do
Will you keep moving on
So will you keep moving you on like you do

Ohh I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can



Kristen Sapevski

Say I don't look much like a lover
Doesn't mean that I won't try
Set your world on fire every once in awhile
We lie on the kitchen floor
Hot air rises and it's going to be hot as hell here soon
We are going to need some relief

Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said

Oh
I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am
I am trying

You can keep moving on like you do
The road goes as far as the eyes can see
I won't stand in your way
What's the good in that
And the flowers in their bed
They're drooping and dying and fading away
This weather's no good for growing things

Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said

Oh I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am
I am trying
The best that I can

Will you keep moving on like you do
Will you keep moving on
So will you keep moving you on like you do

Oh I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am
I am trying
The best that I can
I am
I am trying
The best that I can



Alyssa Perez

Say I don't look much like a lover
Doesn't mean that I won't try
Set your world on fire every once in awhile
We lie on the kitchen floor
Hot air rises and it's going to be hot as hell here soon
We are going to need some relief


Sick of leaving thing half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said


Ohh
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying


You can keep moving on like you do
The road goes as far as the eyes can see
I won't stand in your way
What's the good in that
And the flowers in their bed
Their drooping and dying and fading away
This weather's no good for growing things


Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said


Oh I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can


Will you keep moving on like you do
Will you keep moving on
So will you keep moving you on like you do


Ohh I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can



All comments from YouTube:

Melissa Rexford

I love the sincerity and the shake in his voice. He makes you believe every word. He's so amazing.

Mercy Mwaura

They call me a weirdo coz this is my favorite song of all time.. Everything in this song moves me
Vance joy thanks for this song its everything I need

Reusable Ferret

me too they call me that

Patricio Gonzalez

Mine too bro. If we are weirdos, lets deal with it. Anyway, who is normal anyway? Everyone is weird as it shapes.

TOASTED MARS

You aren't a weirdo because this is your favorite song of all time, it's a beautiful song and is talking about something we all go through at some point. It's beautiful💖

Yan E

Such a beautiful song. His voice is so amazing and beautiful. Discovered it on Spotify and I fell in love. :')

Thiago Benevides

Yan me too. I discovered him in Spotify and since then I listen to his musics almost every single day. Love Vance Joy. A pity that I couldn't see him in Lolla few days ago, but I'm pretty sure that I will do that in near future 😃

Antonio Crutchfield

Just stumbled across this guy and I must say this tune is absolutely wonderful

fima 66

Say I don't look much like a lover
Doesn't mean that I won't try
Set your world on fire every once in awhile
We lie on the kitchen floor
Hot air rises and it's going to be hot as hell here soon
We are going to need some relief

Sick of leaving thing half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said

Ohh
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying

You can keep moving on like you do
The road goes as far as the eyes can see
I won't stand in your way
What's the good in that
And the flowers in their bed
Their drooping and dying and fading away
This weather's no good for growing things

Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said
Sick of leaving things half done leaving things half said

Oh I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can

Will you keep moving on like you do
Will you keep moving on
So will you keep moving you on like you do

Ohh I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can
I am
I am trying
the best that I can

fima 66

+Half A Heart Hiç önemli değil :D :D

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