"Willie" as written by and Marshall....
Willie Deadwilder and Rebecca
They knew that they loved one another
Gonna have a real good time
No more sad sad bad times
It's all they've been waiting for
Someone to knock at that door

Willie was shot once in his mind
And his cry out saved his own life
The second time was through the heart
The doctors pulled the bullet from inside
He had a job to do he said
That's his way of life

Please don't bring him down
Please don't let him go
He's on the same side as you
He's just a little behind

I tell ya there are some people living alone
I tell ya there are some people with nowhere to go
There are some people who don't believe in love
But Willie and Rebecca prove 'em all wrong

A man named John wrote a song for me to sing
And the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen
He is a very good man
And he has been an even very good man to me
I hope one day his song I will sing
Another love I still love
Familiar face to me
A standing arch above my heart

I've never been to reach
He's laid my head on the bed
And told me sweetly I am not
Crazy like all the others said
No he's not crazy like me

Please don't bring me down
Please don't let me go
My heart is a worried thing
Memories have planted seeds of a field I now
Want to reap and sow
I'm on the same side as you
I'm just a little bit behind

(have you seen him)


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"Willie" as written by Marshall

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  • +1
    General Commentfirst song i heard off the greatest. that sax really shocked me!! never expected it on cat's album. looking forward to the rest of it. i never imagined more than 2 instruments in anything chan released.
    velvetsisteron February 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti randomly came across 'The Greatest' at the library knowing nothing about Cat Power and Chan Marshall. This song literally jumped out at me and im hooked. Its absolutely beautiful.

    "Memories have planted seeds of a field I now
    Want to reap and sow"


    i mean come on now. this is total love.
    emiloooooon May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsaxophone?! hahaha
    really great song. ah memories.
    subterranean_summeron February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song.

    "I tell ya there are some people living alone
    I tell ya there are some people with nowhere to go
    There are some people who don't believe in love
    But Willie and Rebecca prove 'em all wrong"

    still that little bit of hope.
    alovelyfadeouton May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does the very begining say? one of my favorite songs.
    earlymorningon April 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so pure and beautiful and yea, the sax was surprising but really awesome. Cat Power is wonderful
    theboombox1251on April 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love you Ashley
    xtrabiotoxinon June 23, 2010   Link

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