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Ratt - Best Of Me


Ratt - Best Of Me - About the song


This is the first single from American glam metal band Ratt's seventh album, Infestation, the band's first original effort since their self-titled disc in 1999. It also marked the Ratt studio debut for former Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazo who replaced John Corabi as rhythm guitarist in August 2008.

Even though the song sounds like the material Ratt released in their mid 1980s heyday, it was Cavazo who bought it to the band. He explained:

"I brought the music in and Stephen Pearcy wrote the lyrics. And I don't know how that happened. Just a riff I came up with, and I just got lucky. But, yeah, I guess it does sound like an old Ratt song. Everybody brought in a few songs each, like three of four songs, and we picked the best songs to make a great album. Actually, when we recorded the record, we did it in Virginia at the producer's studio. He had a vacation home made into a studio on the beach. And we're talking in the middle of nowhere. And that's the first time we had all done any kind of recording outside of our hometown. The first record we did it like that. And it was kind of interesting because we were able to kind of get away from all the pressures of everyday life, hanging around the house, and we were able to concentrate solely on the recordings and the writing of the record. So I think it was a plus for us to do it that way."

Lyrics

What do you get when youve got the best The best woman in this wild, wild west She's got me smiling from coast to coast A year from now were still goin for broke It's such a feeling, never gonna stop (gonna stop) Ya got me spinnin like a top You know there's places where I haven't been But I'll be back here to do it again Ya said you wouldn't see me til' you got your wedding dress (wedding dress) Your like no other, so under cover, I'll never see again Oh no please don't leave me standing here alone (you got the best of me) Oh no, please don't keep me hanging on too long, you got the best of me Me and you baby we wont, make a sound That's what we do when there's no one around It's not like we are gonna live in the past Remember they said it wouldn't last Unlock the door and throw away the key (wait and see) I want them to see that you're with me I'm not a liar and I don't care I wanna make you play truth or dare You said you wouldn't be with me til I cleaned up my mess (cleaned up my mess) Your like no other, so undercover, I'll never see again Oh no please don't leave me standing here alone (you got the best of me) Oh no, please don't keep me hanging on too long, you got the best of me Just think it over... when you think about it, you better think of me Oh no please don't leave me standing here alone (you got the best of me) Oh no, please don't keep me hanging on too long, you got the best of me Oh no please don't leave me standing here alone (you got the best of me) Oh no, please don't keep me hanging on too long, you got the best of me




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