The first track on the albulm Maxinquaye by Tricky. The lyrics to the song are originally from the song Karmacoma by Massive Attack. The lyrics from Eurochild, the other song from Protection which Tricky contributed to are used in Hell is around the corner, another track on Maxinquaye.

Overcome uses a female vocalist rather than male rappers and the style and tempo are also quite different from Karmacoma, which makes for interesting listening.

O`ver*come" (?), v. t. [imp. Overcame (?); p. p. Overcome; p. pr & vb. n. Overcoming.] [AS. ofercuman. See Over, Come, and cf. Supervene.]


To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle.

This wretched woman overcome Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been. Spenser.


To overflow; to surcharge.


J. Philips.


To come or pass over; to spreads over.


And overcome us like a summer's cloud. Shak.

Syn. -- To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow; overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate; beat; surmount. See Conquer.


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O`ver*come", v. i.

To gain the superiority; to be victorious.

Rev. iii. 21.


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