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Joan Osborne — One of Us
Album: Relish
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:12
Plays (last 30 days): 3
If God had a name what would it be?
And would you call it to His face?
If you were faced with Him in all His glory
What would you ask if you had just one question?

And yeah, yeah God is great
Yeah, yeah God is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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

If God had a face what would it look like?
And would you want to see?
If seeing meant that you would have to believe
In things like Heaven and in Jesus and the Saints
And all the Prophets

And yeah, yeah God is great
Yeah, yeah God is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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

Tryin' to make His way home
Back up to Heaven all alone
Nobody callin' on the phone
'Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome

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

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

Just tryin' to make His way home
Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to Heaven all alone
Just tryin' to make His way home

Nobody callin' on the phone
'Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome
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This is as insipid as "What I Am" by Edie Brickell. That's the best I can say about it.
Thank God there’s a place for talented artists who aren’t deified by the marketing gurus.
It's funny that people hate on songs that make you think...
 justin4kick wrote:


Who's the man with the beard and the halo?
 

Hello darkness my old friend . . .
Dreadful.
Can't think of a clever comment that's better than this song!
Only song I can recall skipping. One.
 psycholynx wrote:
Poor Joan, this song was what broke her onto the scene. It was also the one that type-casted her. All that talent ignored by mainstream radio....thanks for playing her but I don't think we need to hear this one.
 
I heard Joan at a Folk Festival live, and she just blew us away with her other songs.  What a voice!  It's too bad those don't get as much play as this one, which is probably her least favourite.


 bviner wrote:
Gods' To Do List:
1. Create Humans
2. Drown Most
3. Randomly Favor One Group
4. Kill Myself (For 3 Days)
5. HIDE!
 
+1 to 7 based on this comment. LLRP 
What she doesn't realize is that God is the slob sitting next to her on the bus.
I love Joan, she can do no wrong. She made her bones in her performance in Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Hooked for life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pv8LnZpkrY
 Piranga wrote:
One hit wonder.
 
I've seen her a couple of times in concert, and am an unabashed fan. Best moment, at Yoshi's when I was entranced by her "Tangled Up In Blue" and, at the end, she stopped and said "Wow. That went someplace special."

Lots of good songs, and a really engaging performer. Worth your attention - even without "hits."
 jmsmy wrote:
He would be wearing a mask and voting for Joe Biden
 
I'M wearing a mask and voting for Joe. Got a problem with that?
He would be wearing a mask and voting for Joe Biden
Hi I'm Aaron Kyro and I'm a professional skateboarder from the San Francisco Bay area
what a truly awful song. shite lyrics, dreary


Who's the man with the beard and the halo?
Every time I hear this I can't help but think of the parody, "What if God smoked cannabis, hit the bong like some of us, drove a tie-dye micro bus and subscribed to Rolling Stone..."

One hit wonder.
I do remember this song as my first song in mp3 format back in 90s, I do remember Our first computer Celeron 266Mhz with Windows 95 operating system :), and love this song :)
Oh Hi The Nineties. I missed you. You will always have a special place in my heart. And cause me to bump up like every song I wore out in middle and high school by at least two ratings points over where it should be.
Who Cares about...gods....great voice anyway
I really like this song, a forgotten altrock  hit from
the mid 90s ...thanks for reminding me RP......
Happy clappy!
Never understood the appeal but have enjoyed other tunes by this singer.
Loved Joan since I 1st watched her perform with The Dead at Willy's 4th of July show was it 2005 or 3... forget. Was a fantastic show! Saturday headliner was Neil Young and Crazyhorse! Blazzing time!
 unclehud wrote:

The closed-minded conservative is triggered just as easily, as evidenced by your comment.

The difference between knowledge and faith is sometimes hard to understand.
 
Years ago the Episcopal archbishop of San Francisco said, "Faith is the opposite of certainty."
At great odds with many zealots' thinking. I have found that quote to be a foundation of my understanding, and it eloquently speaks to the "difference between knowledge and faith." It's all about opening your heart, not closing your mind.


 Kaw wrote:
First time I hear this song on RP and I immediately knew that this would cause a lot of hatred in the comments.
The liberal rational atheist is easily triggered. 
 
Straw Man Alert!!
If God was like one of us, wouldn't be much of a god, justjudging by the mess we've made of creation.

"I gave you everything to make it work."  George Burns in Oh God.
 Kaw wrote:
First time I hear this song on RP and I immediately knew that this would cause a lot of hatred in the comments.
The liberal rational atheist is easily triggered. 
 
The closed-minded conservative is triggered just as easily, as evidenced by your comment.

The difference between knowledge and faith is sometimes hard to understand.
Lovely song from Joan.

BTW - God is a sadistic slob who lives in rainy Brussels.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brand_New_Testament
 bviner wrote:
Gods' To Do List:
1. Create Humans
2. Drown Most
3. Randomly Favor One Group
4. Kill Myself (For 3 Days)
5. HIDE!
 

Although she didn't write this song, I just like the thought process of the thing.
Who's to say?
Love the "uhhh uhhhs" singing the melody on the last chorus.
 bviner wrote:
Gods' To Do List:
1. Create Humans
2. Drown Most
3. Randomly Favor One Group
4. Kill Myself (For 3 Days)
5. HIDE!
 
THANK YOU for this list.....I can't wait to slide this in to my next convo w/ the religious folks I know, just to piss them off...hehehehahahah….and I'm at a 6 on this one, not sure if I like it more and rate low cuz it's about god or what....Long Live RP!!
Gods' To Do List:
1. Create Humans
2. Drown Most
3. Randomly Favor One Group
4. Kill Myself (For 3 Days)
5. HIDE!
he did that already - it didn't go well for him - but he did save the world :) AMEN
 crogers wrote:

Stream of consciousness alert....
...The song says something that needs to be said.  Beyond that, not much.  Except for the sizable royalties she's pulled in over the years... there is that.  

(  phew, thanks RP... needed that.  )
 
She didn't write this song, so her royalties may not be that sizable.
Haven't heard this for awhile.
 Skydog wrote:

probably because the liberal rational atheist is correct

 
Um. No it's not.  
                      


                                                Guitarist Eric Brazilian
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I wonder if the Pope ever got a chuckle out of this. 
Of the handful of songs I've rated 1 here, this is one of the very few that I'll actually mute.  Perhaps that means I've rated some of the others too low.
 Kaw wrote:
First time I hear this song on RP and I immediately knew that this would cause a lot of hatred in the comments.
The liberal rational atheist is easily triggered. 

 
probably because the liberal rational atheist is correct
Awful song RP!
One of my least favorite songs of all time.
Wow!  Another song that just screams...MID-90's!!
Joan has my kind of religion.  What DOES God look like?  A Goth with piercings?  An Indian woman making curry or her kids? How could anyone follow a god so perfect, so omniscient that a person must abandon any faith because there can never be a touch of god within?
This liberal agnostic loved the tv show, was miffed when one of the few the intelligent programs  on air was cancelled. 
 Kaw wrote:
First time I hear this song on RP and I immediately knew that this would cause a lot of hatred in the comments.
The liberal rational atheist is easily triggered. 

 
... never noticing that they were triggered, too
Still as annoying as it was when it was in HEAVY rotation.....

 
God is still among us. His name is Neil Young.

Yeah, but at least the muzzle is pointed in the right direction.  {#Moon} 


Kaw wrote:
First time I hear this song on RP and I immediately knew that this would cause a lot of hatred in the comments.
The liberal rational atheist is easily triggered. 

 


First time I hear this song on RP and I immediately knew that this would cause a lot of hatred in the comments.
The liberal rational atheist is easily triggered. 
God I love this song! "just trying to make his way home

nobody calling on the phone, except maybe the the pope in Rome~ 

yeah, yeah. Yeah yeah yeah! What if God was one of us?" 
 Olivia1701D wrote:

"Nobody callin' on the phone
'Cept for the Pope, maybe, in Rome"

Absolutely groundbreaking.

 
'Bout like "Says he's got a bad cough, wants to get paid off..."

Sometimes, it's just fun words.

 
 sktillman wrote:
I love the idea of god as a slob on the bus with the rest of us. She managed to mix irreverence with a subtle humor and hopefulness that I find intelligent and sweet. I dig it. And 10 on RP is "Godlike". Amusing.

 
"God"?  I always thought she was saying "Todd".
{#Propeller} 
Joan is great, this song not so much.
Thanks Squid...  we're probably just dealing with semantics here (epic battles have been fought over less) but as I understand the definition of the term, 'dogma' refers to a set of beliefs that are unequivocally accepted by one or many like-minded people, without consideration for a lack of empirical evidence.  Given that, I do not consider NOT believing in someone else's ideology as dogma.  

You'll get no argument from me that some atheists are as over-the-top as some believers.  All sides are only human and everyone is full of shit, but rather than grabbing some ball and running with it, I just accept that I simply cannot KNOW that there is a supreme being and I'm totally OK with that.  I think that "believers" often confuse belief with knowledge — two very different things.  To me, yeah, that's messed-up and the cause of uncountable conflicts between people throughout history.


SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

'Lack of belief is not dogma; that would be impossible' Really?. . . I guess you have never met a dogmatic Atheist then. . .  

'Claiming you know something that you have no earthly way of knowing is just messed-up... on every level.' Really? Just because you don't know, doesn't mean the same for everyone. . . . just saying. 
 

 crogers wrote:

Stream of consciousness alert....

1-1=0.   There is no need to carry The One.

Lack of belief is not dogma; that would be impossible.  There simply is no real truth to defend.  

If we had the real truth, we wouldn't need blind faith, we would just know -
     like when we know that it's raining... not like when we know that it's going to be a good day.  Ya know?

Claiming you know something that you have no earthly way of knowing is just messed-up... on every level.

I'd rather be accused of cynicism than of stupidity.  The "I Doubt It t-shirt"  beats the  "I'm With Stupid t-shirt" every time.

The song says something that needs to be said.  Beyond that, not much.  Except for the sizable royalties she's pulled in over the years... there is that.  

(  phew, thanks RP... needed that.  )

 
'Lack of belief is not dogma; that would be impossible' Really?. . . I guess you have never met a dogmatic Atheist then. . .  

'Claiming you know something that you have no earthly way of knowing is just messed-up... on every level.' Really? Just because you don't know, doesn't mean the same for everyone. . . . just saying. 
 
 timmus wrote:
Man, back in 1996 this song was played to death on the radio.  And now we've come full circle and it's in rotation on my favorite Internet station.  {#Frown}

Glad my fellow listeners agree, from what the vote totals suggest.

 
You know, one thing I appreciate about the eclectic playlist is the ability to call up the lyrics, either here or the web and find out what they were actually singing/saying. True, some were over played in the past...  But once in the past 30 days... Not too bad. And maybe it was when I was not listening. And as BillG just said: "Glad you are listening, whether you are exploring the lyrical connections, or just tapping your feet." Glad you are here, timmus.
Man, back in 1996 this song was played to death on the radio.  And now we've come full circle and it's in rotation on my favorite Internet station.  {#Frown}

Glad my fellow listeners agree, from what the vote totals suggest.

What an incredible poetry right there!

"Nobody callin' on the phone'Cept for the Pope, maybe, in Rome"
Absolutely groundbreaking.


ROFL.. right you are about that "incredible poetry".
A whole lot of lyrical shuffling just to get to the chorus. An awful song.
All those who voted 1 can be described as god botherers annoyed that a bearded man in the sky, who they insist is all powerful, cannot handle a song lyric.

What a wimp.
 fredriley wrote:

That's no insult in my book. Simple and innocent and open-minded works well for me. If you've every been to a mass (as I had to during much of my childhood) you'll know that all the prayers and hymns and ritual really just add up to the simple expression "God is great".

I don't get the 67 sucko-barfos for this one - is it really that hateful? I wouldn't put it in the RP top 10, but it's listenable. Still, one listener's sucko-barfo is another's godlike, and long may that continue :)

 
As one of those yahoos who find this clever and deceivingly simple folk song as 'godlike', may I share a smile. :-)
 maboleth wrote:
yeah, yeah, god is good, yeah, yeah, god is great, yeah, yeah, yeah.

What an incredible poetry right there!

 
"Nobody callin' on the phone
'Cept for the Pope, maybe, in Rome"

Absolutely groundbreaking.
I love the idea of god as a slob on the bus with the rest of us. She managed to mix irreverence with a subtle humor and hopefulness that I find intelligent and sweet. I dig it. And 10 on RP is "Godlike". Amusing.
Love this song ...
"What would you ask if you had just one question?"
.
WHY?
yeah, yeah, god is good, yeah, yeah, god is great, yeah, yeah, yeah.

What an incredible poetry right there!
Probably the worst song ever played on RP.  {#Razz}
 marca17 wrote:
The thoughts of a 5-year old put to music. 

 
That's no insult in my book. Simple and innocent and open-minded works well for me. If you've every been to a mass (as I had to during much of my childhood) you'll know that all the prayers and hymns and ritual really just add up to the simple expression "God is great".

I don't get the 67 sucko-barfos for this one - is it really that hateful? I wouldn't put it in the RP top 10, but it's listenable. Still, one listener's sucko-barfo is another's godlike, and long may that continue :)
It's good to be on the R channel.
Never really liked this but Joan has moved on....she does some terrific electric blues material that's worth a listen.
 marca17 wrote:
The thoughts of a 5-year old put to music. 

 
true
in fact (as a french speaker), i found this song not too bad, thanks to the guitar
i caught the "god' stuff at the beginning, but was not following the whole lyrics
i just have read it today, and it is better to not understand what she says.....
i still like the music, but nothing more....
sometimes iit's good to be ignorant ;-)

 beckdog wrote:
I almost want to invent a new profile so I can give this another 1...It's so, so bad, and frankly beneath RP!
 
great idea.
The thoughts of a 5-year old put to music. 

Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph, this song sucks

{#Razz}


Bill, please do us a favour and through this track out of the window. It s just terrible
the lyrics of this song are just plain dumb! I'm surprised that anyone even made a cover of this song! {#Beat}
Everything about this song is annoying.
 crogers wrote:

Stream of consciousness alert....

1-1=0.   There is no need to carry The One.

Lack of belief is not dogma; that would be impossible.  There simply is no real truth to defend.  

If we had the real truth, we wouldn't need blind faith, we would just know -
     like when we know that it's raining... not like when we know that it's going to be a good day.  Ya know?

Claiming you know something that you have no earthly way of knowing is just messed-up... on every level.

I'd rather be accused of cynicism than of stupidity.  The "I Doubt It t-shirt"  beats the  "I'm With Stupid t-shirt" every time.

The song says something that needs to be said.  Beyond that, not much.  Except for the sizable royalties she's pulled in over the years... there is that.  

(  phew, thanks RP... needed that.  )

 
I get your points but I've met plenty of atheists (especially contentious ones) who are not only dogmatic but also evangelical, of course not to the same extent of zealous religious folks. Dogmatic behavior is not only limited to people of faith.  Also, equating faith with "stupidity" is a little biased and unnecessarily insulting; throughout history there have been very many extremely intelligent people who were religious.  Anyhow, it's good to vent once in a while; have a drink or three and chill out with some tunes.
{#Cheers} 
Another song that just goes on and on and on. 
But this is my only gripe after an excellent 2-3 hours of varied music. Joan Osborne is always a sore thumb, can't we replace her with Ozzy?
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
So. Soon as you put the word 'god' in a song everyone goes crazy.

The religious crazies diss it for not following their particular flavour of dogma. . . and the atheist crazies diss it for not following their particular flavour of dogma.

I love the track. Its brilliant on so many levels. . . not the least because it makes people think about their particular flavour of dogma.

Hurrah!

BTW. . . this song is obviously a 10. . . Godlike :)

 
Meh.  The lyrics are just stupid and not that thoughtful or provocative.  That's all.  "What if God was one of us" is about as thought provoking as "what if a baseball were a football".  If God was one of us, then he wouldn't be God.  There's nothing challenging about the notion and it's more or less non-sensical.

I mean "' 'cept for the Pope maybe in Rome"? 

C'mon...
This is the version of this song I wish Bill would play! 
https://rgator.com/music/cannabisgod.m4a 
Sorry folks! But you’ve all got it wrong for all these years! 

The real version of this song is “What If God Smokes Cannabis?” and the proof in the pudding is in the recording:
https://rgator.com/music/cannabisgod.m4a and this is certainly the version that should be played on Radio Paradise!  
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
So. Soon as you put the word 'god' in a song everyone goes crazy.

The religious crazies diss it for not following their particular flavour of dogma. . . and the atheist crazies diss it for not following their particular flavour of dogma.

I love the track. Its brilliant on so many levels. . . not the least because it makes people think about their particular flavour of dogma.

Hurrah!

BTW. . . this song is obviously a 10. . . Godlike :)

 
Stream of consciousness alert....

1-1=0.   There is no need to carry The One.

Lack of belief is not dogma; that would be impossible.  There simply is no real truth to defend.  

If we had the real truth, we wouldn't need blind faith, we would just know -
     like when we know that it's raining... not like when we know that it's going to be a good day.  Ya know?

Claiming you know something that you have no earthly way of knowing is just messed-up... on every level.

I'd rather be accused of cynicism than of stupidity.  The "I Doubt It t-shirt"  beats the  "I'm With Stupid t-shirt" every time.

The song says something that needs to be said.  Beyond that, not much.  Except for the sizable royalties she's pulled in over the years... there is that.  

(  phew, thanks RP... needed that.  )
With most songs played here, my own affinity for a work seems to follow the general consensus. However, once in a while I bring up Radio Paradise in my browser to rate a song, and I am shocked at how far off the mark I am from the consensus. I love this song, and it would seem that I am so far from the main stream this time, my feet are dusty.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
So. Soon as you put the word 'god' in a song everyone goes crazy.

The religious crazies diss it for not following their particular flavour of dogma. . . and the atheist crazies diss it for not following their particular flavour of dogma.

I love the track. Its brilliant on so many levels. . . not the least because it makes people think about their particular flavour of dogma.

Hurrah!

BTW. . . this song is obviously a 10. . . Godlike :)

 
Well said!
So. Soon as you put the word 'god' in a song everyone goes crazy.

The religious crazies diss it for not following their particular flavour of dogma. . . and the atheist crazies diss it for not following their particular flavour of dogma.

I love the track. Its brilliant on so many levels. . . not the least because it makes people think about their particular flavour of dogma.

Hurrah!

BTW. . . this song is obviously a 10. . . Godlike :)
Don't hate on poor Joan. This is a great album, you just have to get past this song. The rest of the album is very anti-pop, and has some real gems. This song did not fit the album at all, and was the pop number to get her noticed.

Also, most of the songs she co-wrote with the 2 lead guys from The Hooters; Eric Bazilian, Rob Hyman. This particular songs was solely written by Eric Bazilian.

Remember that time Dr. Evil covered this in the second "Austin Powers" movie?

THAT WAS AWESOME!



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Joan Osborne - One Of Us

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Joan Osborne - "One Of Us" Live (1996):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CdDUJpAe98

"  "One of Us" is a song written by Eric Bazilian (of The Hooters) and originally released by Joan Osborne. Released in March 1995 on the album Relish and produced by Rick Chertoff, it became a top 40 hit in November of that year.

"The song deals with various aspects of belief in God by asking questions inviting the listener to consider how they might relate to God, such as "Would you call to his face?" or "Would you want to see if seeing meant that you would have to believe theological concepts>?" The title of the song comes from the refrain, "What if God was one of us?"

The album version starts off with a prayer-like southern chant : Oh, one of these nights at about twelve o'clock/ This whole earth is gonna reel and rock / Saints will tremble and cry for pain / For the Lord's gonna come in his heaven airplane. The single edit doesn't contain this peculiar intro."  Wikipedia

If God had a name what would it be?
And would you call it to his face?
If you were faced with Him in all His glory
What would you ask if you had just one question?

1-And yeah, yeah, God is great
Yeah, yeah, God is good
yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Tryin' to make his way home?

If God had a face what would it look like?
And would you want to see if, seeing meant
That you would have to believe in things like heaven
And in Jesus and the saints, and all the prophets?
(repeat 1, 1)

Back up to heaven all alone
No, nobody calling on the phone
No, just tryin' to make his way home
Nobody calling on the phone
'Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome




dragonfish wrote:
:puke:
I see your :puke: and raise you a :arghhh: :frustrated: :skull: . This is the worst thing she's ever done, and it saddens me that people judge her on this wretched, throwaway track. What possessed her PR people to release THIS one will puzzle me till my end days. Such an amazing talent, forever tarnished by this horrible song.
If there's one song you should rate godlike ... Still prefer what Prince did with this song
Trustocity wrote:
JOAN, ROLLING STONE, MARCH 2003: "Yeah, 'One of Us.' Embarrassing. I'm still surprised at how well 'Relish' did, considering how horrible that song was, and that it was the only single to see any radio play at all. Then they turned it into that fuck-awful theme song for 'Joan of Arcadia.' I think that's when I knew my luck had run out, even before anything really horrible happened to my career. I just looked in the mirror one afternoon and said, 'You know what? You should self-destruct, just deep-six your career, on the slight possibility that you might try to recreate "One of Us." That can't be allowed.' So I went the blues covers route, and sure enough, no one's cared since about what I'm doing or where I am. I think it's best for all concerned."
Yeah, I made this up.
creativebones wrote:
Play that song again just so I can hear all these god bashing anti-chrstianity people, who when a certain day comes will surely shut there mouth quicker than they can say I hate this song!
wow. had you ever considered that its her voice, the drone, that some of us hate, not necessarily the lyrical content you're funny
creativebones wrote:
Play that song again just so I can hear all these god bashing anti-chrstianity people, who when a certain day comes will surely shut there mouth quicker than they can say I hate this song!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ok
Play that song again just so I can hear all these god bashing anti-chrstianity people, who when a certain day comes will surely shut there mouth quicker than they can say I hate this song!
:puke:
raelic wrote:
Ack, no more Joan O...please. Enough to make me switch RP off and then I forget to re-tune in and miss good stuff. :(
Yeah, songs like this are what the LRC is for, as far as I'm concerned... I mean to provide something else to listen to... although I suppose its intended purpose of filtering out the garbage also applies.
FWIW - I wasn't a big fan after hearing this tune when it came out. But, since, I have heard her sing motown and the blues and I like her ALOT.
Hm. Is this a contest to see who can play this song more? Radio Paradise or my local college Public Radio alternative music station?
Larswede wrote:
Interesting to see the avalanche of negative feelings this song provokes - hundreds of comments. It is a great tune, whatever the lyrics. Catchy pop song. So what, exactly, is so wrong with that? All the Beatles songs with all their high rating are cathcy pop songs too, after all. Thank God Radio Paradise is truly eclectic and not simply esoteric progressive 24/7.
I don't mind if RP plays pop songs but this one, I agree with many others here, is one of those grating annoying tunes. Right up there with "Isn't it Ironic" by that other chalk on the blackboard sounding singer.
What if Bill stoped playing this song? Yeah, yeah, Bill would be great, Yeah, yeah, Bill would be good :)
if god were one of us, she would kill herself after hearing this song
is this religious hour?
Ack, no more Joan O...please. Enough to make me switch RP off and then I forget to re-tune in and miss good stuff. :(
Please, let's stop hearing the same songs off this album that the top 40 stations played. Please play "Spider Webs" off this album.
Decent, but nothing more than that.
Absolutely nothing wrong with catchy pop songs. They're just catchier when the lyrics aren't stupid. (And it's got nothing to do with religion or God for me.)
I would rather hear the send up of this song..."What if God smoked cannibis"...hmmm
Interesting to see the avalanche of negative feelings this song provokes - hundreds of comments. It is a great tune, whatever the lyrics. Catchy pop song. So what, exactly, is so wrong with that? All the Beatles songs with all their high rating are cathcy pop songs too, after all. Thank God Radio Paradise is truly eclectic and not simply esoteric progressive 24/7.
I actually took my headphones off...
Al_Koholic wrote:
Saw Joan sing with Cracker and The Dead and I really enjoyed what she added. I like most of what I hear from her.
I too saw her with the Dead, and my word, she is HOT and her voice is SO MUCH richer that what you hear on this stupid little track! Joan Osborne is great, this track though is pure shite
WTF, I thought this was Cheryl Crow. Anyway, fun song. I remembered the first time I heard "except for the Pope maybe in Rome"--I almost crashed my car I was laughing so hard.
It is true when David Lowery of Cracker says that Joan sold her f***ing soul to the devil for that voice. It is also true when people, including Joan, say that this is a horrible, horrible, horrible song and must NEVER BE PLAYED AGAIN. There are so many other really good songs, even off of Relish! Play THOSE!
This song could easily be removed from the play list with no loss of value to RP...
damnit, I was hoping this got canned from the playlist.
If God was one of us....he would hate this song :beat: It reminds me of a review for Spinal Tap's "Intravenus de Milo" album: "This song asks the question: "On what day did God create Joan Osborne, and couldn't he have rested on that day?"