The Best of What’s Around

Every time we undertake to clear through old belongings, be they mementos, papers, and whatnot, we inevitably greet old ghosts. Some we carry with us for the rest of our lives, whether or not we have eventually discarded all the material elements that remind us of when they walked into our path.

I believe I can safely say that, no matter the pain some may have brought, if at the end of the day one can smile and shed a happy tear for the good times, we can wave goodbye to these ghosts and know that if they ever enter our lives again, we will not look upon them with remorse or regret, but simply with a more knowledgeable nod and some gratitude for showing us another step along our way.

The Best of What’s AroundDave Matthews Band

Hey my friend
It seems your eyes are troubled
Care to share your time with me
Would you say you’re feeling low and so
A good idea would be to get it off your mind

See you and me
Have a better time than most can dream
Have it better than the best
So we can pull on through
Whatever tears at us
Whatever holds us down
And if nothing can be done
We’ll make the best of what’s around

Turns out not where but who you’re with
That really matters
And hurts not much when you’re around
And if you hold on tight
To what you think is your thing
You may find you’re missing all the rest

Well she ran up into the light surprised
Her arms are open
Her mind’s eye is

Seeing things from a
Better side than most can dream
On a clearer road I feel
Oh you could say she’s safe
Whatever tears at her
Whatever holds her down
And if nothing can be done
She’ll make the best of what’s around

Turns out not where but what you think
That really matters
We’ll make the best of what’s around