I am a mountain
I am a tall tree
Ohhh, I am a swift wind
Sweepin' the country
I am a river
Down in the valley
Ohhh, I am a vision
And I can see clearly
If anybody asks u who I am
Just stand up tall look 'em in the Face and say

[Chorus]
I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
I made it
I'm the worlds greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my backs against the ropes
I can feel it mmm
I'm the worlds greatest

I am a giant
I am an eagle
I am a lion
Down in the jungle
I am a marchin' band
I am the people
I am a helpin' hand
And I am a hero
If anybody asks u who I am
Just stand up tall look 'em in the Face and say

[Chorus]
I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
I made it
I'm the worlds greatest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my backs against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the worlds greatest

[Choir sings with R Kelly]



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  • +1
    General Comment:I reckon that this sing has got real meaning. It's about a guy who pulled thru all his struggle and is now on top of the world...
    Soul Sista 100on February 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This is a song about Muhammed Ali. He was the greatest, just just the greatest athlete, but one of the greatest American in the 20th century.
    yoyofellaon March 13, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:The song was about Mahammed Ali as yoyofella just stated. Mahammed Ali would always say "I'm the Worlds greatest" as in boxer... Not Athlet. And let's all face it, he is. No one was as good a boxer or ever will be than Mahammed Ali. That's what this song is about. How no one will ever be as great a boxer as Mahammed Ali. If you watch the music video for this song, R. Kelly is playing a boxer (Mahammed Ali) and he gets into the ring and the song starts. It's a great song dedicated to Mahammed Ali.
    EvolGREon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:You guys have the wrong idea, think about what colors show, what is the artist trying to tell you by only showing red white and blue? What do you think the purpose was in showing the US army, the doctors and women and children of America. Fire-fighters & policemen of AMERICA. What is he showing by wearing American-flag-print attire, and everyone in the audience holding American flags.

    He is saying that his country is the worlds greatest, that country be the USA.
    carocrazy132on October 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:very inspirational and touching.
    lilrachelon February 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think he has worked really hard and has got a meaning that there is a man who wants to be the worlds greatest.keep it up!!!!!
    deadman inc.on March 30, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i think he has worked really hard and has got a meaning that there is a man who wants to be the worlds greatest.keep it up!!!!!
    deadman inc.on March 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:HE'S THE WORLD'S GREATEST, THE WORLDS GREATEST RAPER! lol
    RockinRoseon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm thinkin you probably mean Rapper, not Raper. If he were the world's greatest raper, this song would be quite distasteful. :-) Also, just to be REALLY picky, you don't really hear R Kelly rapping all that much, do you? He's more of a singer. Have a nice day!
    AgentGabbiton May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i think rockinrose ment raper...there are a lot of rumors that says he has been raping girls...an stuff
    rockkidon May 24, 2002   Link

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