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Joan Osborne

One Of Us

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playSo one of these nights and about twelve o'clock
playThis old world's going to reel and rock
playSaints will tremble and cry for pain
playFor the Lord's gonna come in his heavenly airplane

playIf God had a name, what would it be?
playAnd would you call it to his face,
playIf you were faced with Him in all His glory?
playWhat would you ask
playif you had just one question?

playAnd yeah, yeah, God is great
playYeah, yeah, God is good
playYeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

playWhat if God was one of us?
playJust a slob like one of us?
playJust a stranger on the bus
playTrying to make His way home?

playIf God had a face, what would it look like?
playAnd would you want to see
playIf seeing meant that you would have to believe
playIn things like Heaven and in Jesus and the saints
playAnd all the prophets? And...

playYeah, yeah, God is great
playYeah, yeah, God is good
playYeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

playWhat if God was one of us
playJust a slob like one of us
playJust a stranger on the bus
playTrying to make His way home?

play(Just?) tryin' to make His way home
playBack up to Heaven all alone
playNobody callin' on the phone
play'Cept for the Pope, maybe, in Rome

playYeah, yeah, God is great
playYeah, yeah, God is good
playYeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

playWhat if God was one of us
playJust a slob like one of us
playJust a stranger on the bus
playTrying to make His way home?

playJust tryin' to make His way home
playLike a holy rolling stone
playBack up to Heaven all alone
playJust tryin' to make His way home
playNobody callin' on the phone
play'Cept for the Pope, maybe, in Rome

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meaningMeaning

"For me, the song was more about what happens to you when you look at something that has completely changed your world view, which could be meeting God, it could be meeting an alien, it could be a near-death experience, it could be anything like that. Just how everything you know is wrong, or everything you know is right, and you didn't know it."

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vocabulary Vocabulary

slob

A slob is someone who is a very dirty, lazy, and ugly person.


prophets

A person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God


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