I am a mountain,
I am a tall tree, oh
I am a swift wind
Sweeping the country

I am a river,
Down in the valley, oh
I am a vision
And I can see clearly

If anybody asks you who I am, just stand up tall, look 'em in the face and say

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey I made it, hmm
I'm the worlds greatest

I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it, hmm
I'm the worlds greatest

I am a giant
I am an Eagle oh
I am a lion
Down in the jungle
I am a marching band
I am the people oh
I am a helping hand
I am a hero

If anybody asks you who I am, just stand up tall look 'em in the face and say

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey I made it, hmm
I'm the worlds greatest

I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it, hmm
I'm the worlds greatest

In the ring of life,
I'll reign in love (I will reign)
And the world will notice a king (oh, yeah)
When all is darkness,
I'll shine a light (shine a light)
And the mirrors of sucesss reflect in me (Me)

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey I made it
I'm the worlds greatest

I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the worlds greatest

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey I made it
I'm the worlds greatest

I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the worlds greatest

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey I made it
I'm the worlds greatest

I'm that little bit of hope
When my back's against the ropes
I can feel it
I'm the worlds greatest

(He's the greatest) Can you feel it?
(Can you feel it?)He's the greatest
(He's the greatest)Can you feel it?
(Can you feel it?)I saw the light
(He's the greatest)At the end of the tunnel
(Can you feel it?)Believe in a pot of gold
(He's the greatest)At the end of a rainbow


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The World's Greatest Lyrics as written by Robert S. Kelly

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  • +2
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    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
  • +2
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    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
  • +2
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    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 20, 2004   Link
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    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
  • +1
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    very inspirational and touching.

    lilrachelon February 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    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
  • +1
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    HE'S THE WORLD'S GREATEST, THE WORLDS GREATEST RAPER! lol

    RockinRoseon May 10, 2002   Link
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    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
  • 0
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    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
  • 0
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    by the way i think it is a great song...about a guy who feels like he´s on top of the world....like wow i made it! =)

    rockkidon May 24, 2002   Link

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