Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found

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

Lyrics © HIPGNOSIS SONGS GROUP
Written by: CHAN MARSHALL

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Most interesting comments from YouTube:

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



Danielle Windsor

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



J A M I L E

♫ ♪ Cat Power - The Greatest ♪ ♫

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



YVES

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



All comments from YouTube:

Em.

My sister used to love this song and it was the last one she listened before she passed way
I miss you, my beloved big sister. I love you.

Villanelle Polastri

@Read More to be honest, my sister wasn't such a loving sister like you thought... i came from a tough background and i understand exactly what you mean the thing is: i loved my sister so much tho it wasn't reciprocal like i needed or wanted but i feel confort knowing i did my best and you should be proud too, you did and do your best and even to your kids, i bet they love you very much! love it's such a powerful thing!!! be proud of what you have done and where you are now! if people can't see and feel us, unfortunately it's their loss! stay strong! thank you for sharing your story ♥️

Read More

I'm 63 now...My (one year older than me) sister was so mean to me as a child...always an instigator of bad behavior. Stole from stores just for kicks, fits of rage if anyone disagreed with her... on and on.. She's still like that. We only see each other at family get-togethers....everyone is leery of her....but we tolerated her for my parents...who were also aware of her antics...but hoping she'd change.
I'm so envious of you...I completely missed out on having a loving sister. I told my wife (who had a imprisoned childhood) before we had kids: "You get 2 chances in life for a "good childhood experience"...one as a child yourself and the 2nd when your raise your own. We relished the 2nd chance. My wonderful wife and I were blessed with 4 kids and I made a promise to myself to nurture their relationship with each other. They're out of the house now, late 20's early 30's and they love each other so much....the same way you loved your sister. So revel in the happy memories of time spent with her....those moments last forever.

yann henriot

I'm so sorry for your loss, she's gone but you kept all of those memories and those belong to you forever. Hope she rest in peace .

Mohjoe62

I've only seen it now.I still want to wish you a lot of strength and all the best from the bottom of my heart.Your sister chose a wonderful song that she heard last.R.I.P. Love from germany

Joan Guthrie

Sending love and hugs to you <3

12 More Replies...

Felipe Antonio Morales Pérez

Cuando caí en depresión la ponía a todo volumen mientras lloraba en el baño. Me hacía sentir muy triste, pero al mismo tiempo me relajaba y me podía desahogar un poco. Esta canción me ayudó a sacar todo lo que tenía dentro. La voz de la chica es súper hermosa. 💞

Juan Saavedra

Me estás ayudando ami igual , si voz me ase sentir que yo va salir bien 👍

guppy

Same here

Carolina Blanco

she was there

More Comments

More Videos