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The Greatest
Cat Power Lyrics


Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind or waterfall could stall me
And then came the rush of the flood
Stars at night turned deep to dust

Melt me down
Into big black armour
Leave no trace of grace
Just in your honor
Lower me down
Culprit south
Make 'em wash a space in town
For the lead
And the dregs of my bed
I've been sleeping
Lower me down
Pin me in
Secure the grounds
For the later parade

Once I wanted to be the greatest
Two fists of solid rock
With brains that could explain any feeling

Lower me down
Pin me in
Secure the grounds
For the lead
And the dregs of my bed
I've been sleeping
For the later parade

Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind or waterfall could stall me
And then came the rush of the flood
The stars at night turned deep to dust

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Written by: CHAN MARSHALL

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Amber Carter

The Greatest
By Cat Power

Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind or waterfall could stall me
And then came the rush of the flood
Stars of night turned deep to dust
Melt me down
Into big black armor
Leave no trace of grace
Just in your honor
Lower me down
To culprit south
Make 'em wash a space in town
For the lead
And the dregs of my bed
I've been sleepin'
Lower me down
Pin me in
Secure the grounds
For the later parade
Once I wanted to be the greatest
Two fists of solid rock
With brains that could explain
Any feeling
Lower me down
Pin me in
Secure the grounds
For the lead
And the dregs of my bed
I've been sleepin'
For the later parade
Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind or waterfall could stall me
And then came the rush of the flood
Stars of night turned deep to dust



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Stranger Times

This song reminds me of my innocence as a kid. Being so optimistic. I thought the world was big full of good and wonder. Then I grew up and realized there is a lot of bad and sadness. A lot harder to be happy as an adult than a child. Ughhhh I’m crying. I wish I had someone to hug right now

Casaxova X

It's really not any harder though. The only thing that changed was you're perception. I find this song makes life as enjoyable as it has always been because that's how life has been

Chaos

Then you really grow up and you realize the sadness and defeat is the sole reason we can feel happy in the first place.

Emily!

We all turn to dust, but damn, aren’t we something before that? We start as stars, y’know. Grow into beings that can appreciate that fact. And still be given the chance to rest. Still given the time in between the rest and the hardship to be, well, the greatest. Make the most out of your trip down the river.

Emily!

The worlds just as good as it always has been. Just more things you have to filter out to see it. But hey, you already have to filter out a lot just to see with these eyes, doesn’t make what you see any less true. The universe is vast, there can never be enough evil to fill all of it. It is beautiful and you are in it. You are beautiful and it is with you.

Mo Day

Same, completely forgot about this song until just now... Used to listen to it a lot as an emotional 20 something and hearing it now I realize I couldn't have possibly really felt it without knowing what I do now... Now ugh it's hitting me so fuckin hard

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Todd Michael Johnson

My excellent taste in music brought me here.

Mechella Bella

Said so Lovely & True ❤️ bless you peace ☮️🕊️

Susan marant

HAAHAHA I will fucking start using this one because yeeeeea I am

Q Tip

YUP

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