Best Days of Our Life

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke

Not long ago I experienced a life-threatening incident. A real one. Theoretically we all know we’re not going to live forever, but when you see how easily, and without warning, it can all go away—when you truly feel that experience—it changes things. You don’t have to make a list of “what’s important.” You know. With a kind of clarity that only such experiences create.

One morning, not long after this incident, I was sitting in our great room watching my wife making breakfast. Something she did every morning. But this particular morning I was not preoccupied. I saw her clearly. I realized that this small thing was important. To me. It wasn’t important to anyone else besides us. But at that moment it seemed so important that it was, in fact, a unique and beautiful moment. I understood that my life was held together by these moments. Small moments. I also realized that the important moments in my life were almost all small ones. And that they happened with much greater frequency than I had imagined.

In fact, they happened every day. They had happened every day before then, but I just hadn’t noticed that…

These are the best days of my life.

Listen to the song


Best Days of Our Life

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Smoke


I see you in the morning, makin’ breakfast

A moment untouched by time

It makes me happy, after all these years

Baby, you’re still mine


Life is messy, sometimes worse

Hard to see how pieces align

But ev’ry night when I kiss you, before we go to sleep

I see imperfect perfection and I feel fine


These are the best days

These are the best days

These are the best days…of our life


Sometimes we say nothing, for hours

A silent lovers’ lexicon

Funny how the small things, become the big things

What you miss most when they’re gone


You’re not perfect, not even close

There been times I been halfway out the door

When we let each other be who we really are

Somehow…we love each other more


We’ve been hurt, we been mended

Lovers’ hearts are strong that way

Love is a light in the darkness

Love can heal a broken yesterday


I no longer feel invincible

Tomorrow could be a no-show

We live forever in hearts of the ones we love

And my songs go where I can’t go

And my songs go where I can’t go


© Stephen Smoke 2019, All Rights Reserved – Published by Kitmun Music