Best of Us

Words and Music © 2009 by Howard Ashby Kranz

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1. Old Tom Dandy screwed up again Ė he trudges home coatless in the howling wind

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The best of us isnít always the one with the fewest sins.

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Eric spots him crawling across the ice Ė he hauls him indoors and dispenses some advice

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He says Iím not the best or the worst, but Iím saying Iíve been where youíve been

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The best of us isnít always the one with the fewest sins.

 

Instrumental verse

 

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Tom says, Billie dumped me and I donít blame her; she says she feels like a lion tamer

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Who just got her head out, just in time to save her skin

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The best of us isnít always the one with the fewest sins.

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When Billie was young she tried to right some wrongs; she got involved with some guns and

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And she hurt some people, but still sheís not sorry for what she was then

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The best of us isnít always the one with the fewest sins.

 

Instrumental verse

 

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You put trust in humans and you get betrayed; but you canít just give up, you still have to play

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And you still got to go to the player who you know might mess up again

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The best of us isnít always the one with the fewest sins.

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Jeremiah comes over, and Tom feels fear cause Jeremiah will say things you donít want to hear

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And the brimstone hurts, but the burn leaves a place where the healing begins.

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And the greatest beauty does not always have the smoothest skin

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The best of us isnít always the one with the fewest sins.