The Best of Times / Song On the Sand

( The )  Best of Times - '83 Single Version

The best of times is now,
What’s left of summer but a faded rose?
The best of times is now,
As for tomorrow, well who knows,
Who knows, who knows?
 
So hold this moment fast
And live and love as hard as you know how
And make this moment last
Because the best of times is now,
Is now, is now!
 
Now! Not some forgotten yesterday,
Now! Tomorrow is too far away!
 
So hold this moment fast,
And live and love as hard as you know how,
And make this moment last,
Because the best of times is now,
Is now, is now!
 
The best of times is now,
What’s left of summer but a faded rose?
The best of times is now,
As for tomorrow, well who knows,
Who knows, who knows?
 
So hold this moment fast,
And live and love as hard as you know how,
And make this moment last,
Because the best of times is now,
Is now, is now!
 
Now! ( this is the moment we should take )
Not some forgotten yesterday
( yesterday is just a faded memory )
Now! ( don’t let this moment go to waste )
Tomorrow is too far away! ( too far, too far away )
 
So hold this moment fast,
And live and love as hard as you know how,
And make this moment last,
Because the best of times is now,
Is now, is now!
 
The best of times is now,
What’s left of summer but a faded rose!
The best of times is now,
As for tomorrow, well who knows,
Who knows, who knows?
 
So hold this moment fast,
And live and love as long as you know how,
And make this moment last,
Because the best of times is now,
Is now, is now!
 
La, la, la, la la la . . .
 
~ from the score of the Broadway musical "La Cage Aux Folles"
Words and Music by Jerry Herman, 1983

Original RCA Recording| 1987 Album Version | Single Picture Sleeve Large View |

Composer Index
A Perry Como Discography 
& CD Companion

RCA Victor Memorial| Site Links | All AlbumsAll Songs | CD Companion Index |

 
First Edition Summer 1992
Second Edition Christmas 1993
Web Page Edition Christmas 1997
25th Anniversary Revision November, 2017
 
Made in Canada!
 
George Townsend
3 Seaview Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2G3
Canada

Telephone: (902) 542-5226

George TownsendSing to Me Mr. C.

Monday, October 30, 2017