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Beth Orton — Best Bit
Album: Pass In Time
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6.7

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Total ratings: 362









Released: 2004
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 0
From a soul I found some pride
Only found this after she died
From a woman I acquired such grace
Everybody seemed to want to take her place

The best part to life it seemed
The best part of life was a dream
The best part to breakin' up
Is when I'm wakin' up to see
Reality never lives up to all that it used to be
Never seemed quite what it use to seem

Wasn't sure it was never quite clear
What the hell was happening all around here
Never seemed to make much sense
All that fuss for just a lack of common sense

The best part to life it seemed
The best part of life was a dream
The best part to breakin' up
Is when I'm wakin' up to see
Reality never lives up to all that it used to be
Never seemed quite what it use to seem
Can not be all that it used to be
You're not as quiet as you used to be

What did you seem?
What did you mean?
Comments (35)add comment
 agnes wrote:
A bit less annoying than your typical Beth Orton song, but her godawful singing just can't let me give it more than a 3.  For the love of God, Beth, you really DON'T need to add an "h" into every single word.

 
I've told you a million times, quit exaggerating!
It's too bad Beth doesn't do more songs like this. Best Bit has an awesome groovy rock quality to it. Don't find that with any of her other tunes. 
 TerryS wrote:

It was called the Tallachee Bridge before Baheth got hold of it.

 
This is currently the leading comment in the Best Of sweepstakes for this song.
 Misterfixit wrote:
Remember the one about throwing something off of the Tallahatchie Bridge?  Poor Billy Joe

 
It was called the Tallachee Bridge before Baheth got hold of it.
 willmcnaught wrote:
The more I hear of her, the more I like. Hope she comes through Oregon some time! {#Bounce}

 
I saw her in concert long time ago. She was so stoned and didn't have complete band. It was worthless. (I like her music though.)
 Misterfixit wrote:
Remember the one about throwing something off of the Tallahatchie Bridge?  Poor Billy Joe

  
Tjerome wrote:

Exactly!

  
That would be classic Bobbie Gentry.
I was 10 when that came out in 67.  My mother used to sing that song around the house.  They even made a movie about it. 


 Misterfixit wrote:
Remember the one about throwing something off of the Tallahatchie Bridge?  Poor Billy Joe
 
Yes, I remember that song well, entirely different melody and chord progression in this song, other than that...  
 Misterfixit wrote:
Remember the one about throwing something off of the Tallahatchie Bridge?  Poor Billy Joe

 
Tjerome wrote:

Exactly!

 
That would be classic Bobbie Gentry.
The more I hear of her, the more I like. Hope she comes through Oregon some time! {#Bounce}
 Misterfixit wrote:
Remember the one about throwing something off of the Tallahatchie Bridge?  Poor Billy Joe



 
Exactly!
WOW!  Beth gets funky.  Love it
I think that she's wonderful — such passionate delivery, and such interesting stylings! I love everything she's done... Thanks a ton, RP!
Beth has an interesting distinctive voice - like this tune!! 
Rhythm has a "Revolutionary Kind" by Gomez feel to it.
I like it.
When she is in tune she is wonderful. Like this one.
nice!
 
 Cynaera wrote:
I like most of her music.  This one's pretty exceptional, too...{#Music}
 
I agree, this one is new to me and I like it !
Love the Orton. This one's new to me but i like it a lot.
I like that album pic .She looks very willing!
I feel like all her songs sound the same.  It's a good song, but one will do.
What a cool lass.
Remember the one about throwing something off of the Tallahatchie Bridge?  Poor Billy Joe


Ahat my Behest puhlease dehelete thihiss wahun.

The sod of it is that this is not such a bad ditty.
Yeah for Beth.
 colt4x5 wrote:

One? I own them all. {#Eek}
 
I'm also an addict. Recently I heard on the radio a supposed new release of hers. Had some tabla or similar eastern percussion in it that really knocked my socks off. Wonder what it was...

I heard this once before and liked it and commented.
I have now heard it again and I like it more. 7>8. 
 kaybee wrote:

I'm quite the opposite...the more I hear Beth Orton's voice, the more I'm thinking I may wind up buying one of her albums.
 
One? I own them all. {#Eek}
One of Norwich, Norfolk, England's finest exports.
Where did she go?  It has been awhile since her last album . . .
her "vocal stylings" usually annoy the shit out of me, but not so much here. I really like this tune.
 agnes wrote:
A bit less annoying than your typical Beth Orton song, but her godawful singing just can't let me give it more than a 3.  For the love of God, Beth, you really DON'T need to add an "h" into every single word.
 
I'm quite the opposite...the more I hear Beth Orton's voice, the more I'm thinking I may wind up buying one of her albums.

I like most of her music.  This one's pretty exceptional, too...{#Music}


A bit less annoying than your typical Beth Orton song, but her godawful singing just can't let me give it more than a 3.  For the love of God, Beth, you really DON'T need to add an "h" into every single word.
Best Bit is really a great song. My first exposure to Beth...probably in '98? on a station here in Anchorage. But from what I can tell, y'all have never played it...Play it! Please?