The Greatest Love of All, Lagu Untuk Anak-anak Masa Depan

The Greatest Love of All ditulis oleh Michael Masser dan Linda Creed. Saat itu Creed sedang dalam masa pemulihan pasca pengobatan kanker payudara. Creed sendiri dikenal sebagai pencetak banyak hits dari sejumlah grup, seperti The Spinners, The Stylistics, dan penyanyi di bawah label Philadelphia International. Masser dan Creed menulis lagu ini untuk film biografi Mohammad Ali, The Greatest tahun 1977, dan direkam lewat suara George Benson.
 

Saat dibawakan Benson, lagu ini hanya mampu berada di nomor 24 pada tangga lagu Amerika. Keberuntungan tampaknya milik Whitney Houston. Rilis tahun 1985 dalam album bertajuk namanya, lagu ini berhasil menempati posisi puncak selama 3 minggu berturut-turut.

Saat itu, saat Houston berhasil mencapai puncak dari lagu karyanya lebih mendunia, Creed akhirnya menyerah pada penyakitnya, 10 April 1986, di usianya yang ke 37 tahun.

Greatest Love Of All

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

Everybody's searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me

[Chorus:]
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

[Chorus]

And if, by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

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