What Happened When We Replaced the Word 'God' With the Word 'Dogs' in Joan Osborne's Smash Hit One of Us

If dogs had names, what would they be?
And would you call them to their faces
if you were faced with them in all their glory?
What would you ask if you had just one question?
And yeah, yeah, dogs are great.
Yeah, yeah, dogs are good.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
What if dogs were some of us?
Just some slobs like some of us?
Just some strangers on a bus trying to make their way home?
If dogs had faces, what would they 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, dogs are great.
Yeah, yeah, dogs are good.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
What if dogs were some of us?
Just some slobs like some of us?
Just some strangers on a bus trying to make their way home?
Just trying to make their way home, back up to heaven all alone.
Nobody calling on the phone,
‘cept for the Pope maybe in Rome.
And yeah, yeah, dogs are great.
Yeah, yeah, dogs are good.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
What if dogs were some of us?
Just some slobs like some of us?
Just some strangers on a bus trying to make their way home,
just trying to make their way home, just like some holy rolling stones?
Back up to heaven all alone, just trying to make their way home.
Nobody calling on the phone,
‘cept for the Pope maybe in Rome.