Newer translations of the phrase include "my cup overflows"  and "my cup is completely My Cup Runneth Over - Various - Serenade For Lovers . Julian Morgenstern has suggested that the word translated as "cup" could contain a double meaning: both a "cup" in the normal sense of the word, and a shallow trough from which one would give water to a sheep.
The phrase is the title of a popular song written by Harvey Schmidt with lyrics by Tom Jonesfeatured in the Broadway musicalI Do!
The most popular recording of the song was made by Ed Ames inwhich was a My Cup Runneth Over - Various - Serenade For Lovers pop 9 Can.
The quotation has been used extensively in other music. Rapper Project Pat employed the quotation in its most literal sense when he stated "Patron in my cup runneth over" in his song "I Keep That" from his post-incarceration album Crook by da Book: The Fed Story.
Rapper T. Rock musicians have also used the phrase. It is in the opening lyrics of "December" Billy Cobham - Inner Conflicts Collective Soul and in the opening line of the Alice in Chains song "Bleed the Freak", while the death metal band Aborted include the phrase as a lyric in "Pestiferous Subterfuge" and the virtual band Gorillaz referenced the phrase in "All Alone".
This line is also similar to rapper Jay-Z's line in his song "Can't Knock the Hustle" from his album Reasonable Doubt when he too says "My cup runneth over with hundreds. Also Pandaren Brewmaster from Dota 2 uses it. In the animated series Dariathe title character uses the phrase sarcastically in the episode "I Loathe a Parade". In the first episode of the second season of Sex and the CitySamantha uses the phrase "His cup runneth over", as a pun and in a more literal meaning, referring to a baseball player who wears a protective cup.
In an " A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney " segment on the topic of driveways, Rooney uses a modified version of the phrase: "Like the garage, the driveway is never quite big enough. There never has been a driveway big enough in the whole history of driveways.
Our driveways runneth over. Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over," by Kirei Kotomine. In the animated science-fiction comedy series Rick and Morty the expression is used sarcastically when Rick searches for a new planet, he and his family can live on. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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