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The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations On A Shaker Hymn)

This song is by Weezer and appears on the album Weezer (The Red Album) (2008).

This song is available as a downloadable track for the video games Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Rock Band 3, Rock Band 4 and Rock Band Blitz.
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 your bell

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

I'm 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 don't care where you are
Look up and follow this star

I, I'm gonna tear down the wall
I may not be here when you call
So best be givin' me your all, ooh 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 going crazy
Oh baby, well I can't be held down
Oh baby, somehow I'm keepin' it steady
Oh baby, I'm tearin' up this town

Hey, this is what I like
Cut my heart with a modest 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 want to hurt nobody
But a bee has got to sting

I'mma fix it if you mix it up, hoo hoo
Talk smack and I'm-a-gonna shut you up, hoo hoo

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

Somebody said, "All the world's a stage
And each of us is a player"

That's what I've been trying to tell you
In act one, I was struggling to survive
Nobody wanted my action dead or alive

Act two, I hit the big time
And bodies be all up on my behind
And I can't help myself
'Cause 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
Until they put the curtain down on the stage

(I am 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
Radio a, dio a, dio a, dio a

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

Written by:

Rivers Cuomo