Greater Alexander

Greater Alexander

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Folk - Alternative | Detroit Metro Area, Michigan, United States
Total Song Plays: 263   
Member Since: 2006
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Plays:

41

Song Description

I changed the lyrics slightly to reflect my own copyright for them. My lyrics are as follows: Great People Talk about Ideas, Average People Talk about things, Small people talk about other people, and no one knows who said it first. These lyrics have been Disputed. Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. There are many published incidents of this as an anonymous proverb since at least 1948, and as a statement of Eleanor Roosevelt since at least 1992, but without any citation of an original source. It is also often attributed to Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, but though Rickover quoted this, he did not claim to be the author of it; in "The World of the Uneducated" in The Saturday Evening Post (28 November 1959), he prefaces it with "As the unknown sage puts it..." Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and little minds discuss people. In this form it was quoted as an anonymous epigram in A Guide to Effective Public Speaking (1953) by Lawrence Henry Mouat Several other variants or derivatives of the expression exist, but none provide a definite author: Great minds discuss ideas, mediocre minds discuss events, small minds discuss personalities. Great minds discuss ideas Average minds discuss events Small minds discuss people Small minds discuss things Average minds discuss people Great minds discuss ideas

Story Behind the Song

Needed to make this for a demo reel on hellopluto.com

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Lyrics

I changed the lyrics slightly to reflect my own copyright for them. My lyrics are as follows:

Great People Talk about Ideas,
Average People Talk about things,
Small people talk about other people,
and no one knows who said it first.

Song Length
0:13
Genres
Jazz - Lounge, Folk - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Cheerful, Sociable

Similar Artist
Badly Drawn Boy
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Alexander Vlachos
Music Credits Alexander Vlachos
Producer Credits Alexander Vlachos
Publisher Credits Greater Records
Performance Credits Alexander Vlachos
Label Credits Greater Records LLC