One of us

Joan Osborne

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Joan Osborne

Does God exist? Joan Osborne asked herself this question in the song "One of us".


Indeed, she went a step further, asking what would we do if we realize that God really is one of us, a slob who is in a bus trying to find the way home, in heaven. In fact I don't know, it would be incredibly unsettling for sure.


Original lyrics and chords of this evocative ballad are available below.

F#m
F#m D A E Intro x8:
F#m D A E
If God had a name what would it be?
F#m A D
And would you call it to his face?
E F#m D A
If you were faced with him in all his glory
E F#m D A E
what would you ask if you had just one question?
D E
Yeah, yeah, God is great.
D E
Yeah, yeah, God is good.
D E
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
F#m D A E
What if God was one of us?
F#m D A E
Just a slob like one of us
F#m D A
Just a stranger on the bus
E F#m D A E
Trying to make his way home
F#m D A
If God had a face
E F#m D A
What would it look like? And would you want to see
E F#m D A
If seeing means that you would have to believe
E F#m D
In things like heaven and in Jesus and the saints
A E
and all the prophets...
D E
Yeah, yeah, God is great.
D E
Yeah, yeah, God is good.
D E
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
F#m D A E
What if God was one of us?
F#m D A E
Just a slob like one of us
F#m D A
Just a stranger on the bus
E F#m D A
Trying to make his way home
E F#m D A
Just trying to make his way home
E F#m D A
Back up to heaven all alone
E F#m D A
Nobody call him on the phone
E
'cept for the Pope maybe in Rome.
D E Solo guitar x3:
F#m D A E Solo guitar x4:
D E
Yeah, yeah, God is great.
D E
Yeah, yeah, God is good.
D E
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
F#m D A E
What if God was one of us?
F#m D A E
Just a slob like one of us
F#m D A
Just a stranger on the bus
E F#m D A
Trying to make his way home
E F#m D A
Just trying to make his way home
E F#m D A
Like an holy rolling stone
E F#m D A
back up to heaven all alone
E D2 Slow down and suspend till the end
just trying to make his way home
Nobody call him on the phone
'cept for the Pope maybe in Rome.
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