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Joan of Arcadia Theme Song with Lyrics

March 1, 2011

2003–2005

Ah, the God argument—there is no other.

The theme song for Joan of Arcadia is popular in its own right—possibly more famous than the show that is. The song, “One of Us”, was a big, big hit in the 90s (case in point: I can still remember the chords). It was performed by Joan Osborne and was originally part of her 1995-release Relish.

Below, the full (album) version and the original video.

Joan Osborne – One OF Us

 

Joan Osborne – One OF Us Lyrics

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
And 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?
And yeah, yeah, God is great
Yeah, yeah, God is good
And 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?
Just tryin’ to make his way home
Like back up to heaven all alone
Nobody callin’ on the phone
‘Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome
And yeah, yeah, God is great
Yeah, yeah, God is good
And 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?
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

The song was composed by American Eric Bazilian, a founding member of the band The Hooters.

In Joan of Arcadia, the song was re-recorded. You can obviously tell with the very last line, as Ms. Osborne obviously did not sing it in that manner in the whole (original) song.

Below is the theme and original opening credits.

Joan of Arcadia Theme Song

 

Joan of Arcadia Theme song lyrics

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 trying to make his way home
Just trying to make his way home

 

To tell you the truth, it seems like the whole show premised on “One of Us” right?? so let me know what do you think of this show and see you in the next one 😉