Blessed to be a witness.

A song from "Diamonds on the inside". Corcovado is a mountain in Brazil with an immense statue of Christ the Redeemer on top that overlooks Rio de Janeiro. Here is a picture of Corcovado :

Many have described this song as one of the most beautiful in the entire Ben Harper catalog, and it certainly shines as one of the great songs on the album. The lyrics are nothing short of incredible, and the percussion is outstanding, as this song seems to add another, indescribable element. The power of the song reminds you of his amazing rendition of the Maya Angelou poem “And Still I’ll Rise” off of Welcome to the Cruel World, even though it sounds nothing like it. There is a tribal or natural element to this piece of music that gives it a power that few songs have.

Temporary work by Matt :

G - D - A - Bm (on last time before chorus, hold the A rather than Bm)

G - Bm repeat until it ends with a quick A - G - D

Lyrics :

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
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
Won't come again

I am blessed to be a witness

So much sorrow and pain
But still I will not live in vain
Like a question never asked
Is wisdom waisted on the past

Only by the grace of God
Go I
Go I

I am blessed to be a witness