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The Greatest Man That Ever Lived Lyrics

from Red Album

"The Greatest Man That Ever Lived" is track #3 on the album Red Album. It was written by Rivers Cuomo.
"The Greatest Man That Ever Lived" is track #3 on the album Red Album. It was written by Rivers Cuomo.

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You try to play it cool, like you just don't care
But soon I'll be playin' in your underwear
I'm like a mage with the magic spell
You come like a dog when I ring yo bell

I got the money and I got the fame
You got the hots to ride on my plane
You givin' me all that I desire
Cause down with me, I'm taking you higher

I'm the baddest of the bad
I'm the best that you've ever had
I'm the tops, I'm the king
All the girls get up when I sing, yeah

I'm the meanest in the place
Step up, I'll mess with your face
I dont care where you are
Look up and follow the star

Aah, I'm gonna tear down the wall
I may not be here when you call
So best be givin' me your all
(Ooo, hoo)

After the havoc that I'm gonna wreak
No more words will critics have to speak
I've got the answers to the tangled knot
Sleep tight in your cot

Oh baby, I've been told that I'm goin' crazy
Oh baby, well, I cant be held down
Oh baby, somehow I'm keeping it steady
Oh baby, I'm tearing up this town

Hey, this is what I like
Cut my heart with a modern spike
Hey, this is nothing new
I've got more than enough for you

I can take on anybody
I can do my thing
I don't wanna hurt nobody
But a bee has got to sting

I'ma fix it if you mix it up
(Hoo, hoo)
Talk smack, and I'ma gonna shut you up
(Hoo, hoo)

I am the greatest man that ever lived
I was born to give (I was to born to give)
I am the greatest man that ever lived, oh
Radioactive (Radioactive)

Somebody said all the world's a stage
And each of us is a player
That's what I've been tryin' to tell you

In Act 1, I was struggling to survive
Nobody wanted my action dead or alive
Act 2, I hit the big time
And bodies be all up on my behind
And I cant help myself because I was born to shine

If you don't like it, you can shove it
But you don't like it, you love it
So I'll be up here in a rage
'Til they bring the curtain down on the stage

I'm the greatest man that ever lived
I'm the greatest man that ever lived
I'm the greatest man that ever lived

I am the greatest man that ever lived
I was born to give and give and give
I am the greatest man that ever lived
Radioac, dioac
(Dioactive)

I am the greatest man that ever lived
I was born to give

HYAH!
HYOH!

Songwriters
Rivers Cuomo

Published by
E.O. SMITH MUSIC

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