American Authors Best I Could Do

Years have washed away

Thinking we’re happy

making believe that

nothing has changed

but tides have come to turn

we’ve both stopped laughing

faking a scene that’s

been well overplayed

What could we have done

that would have been enough?

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

kept me sailing farther from you

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

brought us to an end we both knew

I did the best that I could do

You were drifting off

The distance grew deeper

I tried to save you by playing your games

But time came crashing down

in your heart we’d sink here

I couldn’t stand to take all the blame

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

kept me sailing farther from you

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

brought us to an end we both knew

I did the best that I could do

You say we’ve more than parted

but show me how we’ve started

it must have been you

What happened to you?

But now we walk the shore line

no longing lovers this time

It’s all I can do

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

kept me sailing farther from you

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

brought us to an end we both knew

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

kept me sailing farther from you

Please don’t let it show

that all this time, all this time

brought us to an end we both knew

I did the best that I could do

I did the best that I could do