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Joan Osborne

One Of Us

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play So one of these nights and about twelve o'clock
play This old world's going to reel and rock
play Saints will tremble and cry for pain
play For the Lord's gonna come in his heavenly airplane

play If God had a   , what would it be?
play And would you call it to his   ,
play If you were faced with Him in all His   ?
play What would you  
play if you had just one   ?

play And yeah, yeah, God is  
play Yeah, yeah, God is  
play Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

play What if God was one of us?
play Just a   like one of us?
play Just a   on the bus
play Trying to make His way home?

play If God had a face, what would it look like?
play And would you want to  
play If seeing   that you would have to believe
play In things like Heaven and in Jesus and the saints
play And all the   ? And...

play Yeah, yeah, God is great
play Yeah, yeah, God is good
play Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

play What if God was one of us
play Just a slob like one of us
play Just a stranger on the bus
play Trying to make His way home?

play (Just?) tryin' to make His way home
play Back up to Heaven all alone
play Nobody callin' on the  
play 'Cept for the Pope, maybe, in Rome

play Yeah, yeah, God is great
play Yeah, yeah, God is good
play Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

play What if God was one of us
play Just a slob like one of us
play Just a stranger on the bus
play Trying to make His way home?

play Just tryin' to make His way home
play Like a holy   stone
play Back up to Heaven all alone
play Just tryin' to make His way home
play Nobody callin' on the phone
play 'Cept for the Pope, maybe, in Rome

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"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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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