The Best was re-mastered in September 2022
This is a song about forgiveness.
Years ago a friend’s father had died. He was deeply upset because he couldn’t bring himself to respect his father saying that he’d failed as a father. It was clear that he did not believe that his father had done his best. I said ‘maybe not, but he probably did the best he knew how”. That phrase made a difference to my friend and, perhaps, allowed him to look at his father in a different way. It stuck with me ever since.
This is also my story and possibly every parent’s story. We all fail to some extent. We all could have done better and wish we had. But we all did what we knew to do. We can only hope that it was enough.