"Blessed To Be A Witness" as written by and Ben Harper....
Corcovado parted the sky
And through the darkness
On us He shined
Crucified in stone
Still His blood is my own
Glory behold all my eyes have seen

I am blessed to be a witness

Some have flown away
And can't be with us here today
Like the hills of my home
Some have crumbled and now are gone
Gather around for today won't come again

I am blessed to be a witness

So much sorrow and pain
Still I will not live in vain
Like good questions never asked
Is wisdom wasted on the past
Only by the grace of God go I

I am blessed to be a witness


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"Blessed to Be a Witness" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General CommentI love this song...I was confused about Corcovado though, i think it is a statue somewhere...but not sure.
    Ondisplayon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCorcovado is the name of the mountain which is home to a large statue of Christ in Rio. pretty self explanitory lyrics
    muzzleofapathyon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so wonderful, it almost makes me teary. "Only by the grace of God go I."

    Ben has the power to make me want to be a better person. This song in particular, reminds me of the beauty of life, to appreciate it, and make the most of everyday and be good to others.. but its hard!

    I think he is saying he is blessed to be part of Gods family, and he is a witness of the beauty which Corcovado is symbolic of.
    productofthe80son July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty self explanatory, though I don't think exclusively religious people will enjoy it. To me it's also about being blessed to be given this life, and to do the best you can.

    It's such a haunting and beautiful song.
    Ashley765on November 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI cannot hear this song without singing along. It's just an automatic reaction anymore. No matter how down I get about life when I hear this song I start singing "I am blessed..." It really does amazing things for you when you take this approach to life. The last verse puts it all perfectly:

    So much sorrow and pain
    Still I will not live in vain
    Like good questions never asked
    Is wisdom wasted on the past
    Only by the grace of God go I
    Go I

    Amen Ben, amen.
    johnb2112on March 19, 2007   Link

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