My Sunday Song – “Best of Me” by Ratt

For My Sunday Song #258, we are going to talk about “Best of Me” by Ratt. The song was the first single off their 2010 comeback album ‘Infestation’ and was the first signs that Ratt was back and back with a vengeance. When I first saw the video and heard the song, I was so pumped for this album. I hadn’t felt that way for a Ratt album in almost 20 years. This was the Ratt I knew and loved.  ‘Infestation’ was a beast of an album, but sadly, the band didn’t capitalize on it and ended up fighting and suing each other, it was a mess. But the song was great.

The song was written by Stephen Pearcy, Carlos Cavazo and Michael “Elvis” Baskette. “Best of Me” is about Stephen’s wife at the time, Melissa Pearcy.  He realized that she was the best part of him, but it took him to look elsewhere to realize what he had. He made the mistake and thought the grass might be greener on the other side and found out he already had the best thing in life he needed. Guys are stupid and get caught in this thinking all the time…they always want something newer or better…at least what they think is better…WRONG!! I think the band Cinderella summed it up nicely, “You don’t know what you got, ’til its gone”…that is the right saying for this.

That opening guitar riff by Warren DeMartini was pure Ratt magic. It immediately takes you back to the 80’s to when Ratt was in their prime. It sounds like it could’ve been on ‘Out of the Cellar’ or ‘Invasion of Your Privacy’. Bobby Blotzer’s drums sound great and he and bass player Robbie Crane are the driving force behind the song. Carlos Cavazo’s rhythm guitar is there is highlight Warren’s magical fingers. I mean his solo even sounds like it was ripped from the 80’s. And don’t forget Stephen Pearcy. His vocals are in great shape and still have that bluesy, gravely vocal he did back in the day. The song screams Ratt & Roll!! Yes, I went there!!

Give the song a listen and let me know if teleports you back to the hair metal days. It is so catchy and will get you moving so don’t break a hip. Thanks for stopping by and hope you are transported back to some great memories. Have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!!

“Best Of Me”

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

Written by Stephen Pearcy, Carlos Cavazo and Michael “Elvis” Baskette.

17 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Best of Me” by Ratt

  1. Pretty good track. I thought the bonus track Scattered (I think thats what it was called) was the best tune on this album. If anything it was good to see them back recording.

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  2. Oh yeah Infestation was a really good album. Kind of a surprise for a “hair metal” band in 2010 to pull that off. It did suck that they weren’t able to capitalize on such a good record.

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