(Video) Masterpiece

Also Known As: 
Loving You Is My Masterpiece
Credits: 
Ben Harper
Original Artist: 
Ben Harper

could paint the sun and the moon
and the stars straight down from the sky
carve your likeness in stone
down to the light that shines in your eyes
build a church in your honor
stained glass windows facing east
loving you is my masterpiece

love you for who you are
i love you for who you may never be
from downtown all the way up to 142nd street
and all of my possessions mean less than the very least
loving you is my masterpiece

there's no time like now
there is no place like here
so throw your loving arms around me dear
and i'll lean on you like a beggar
leans upon the moonlit streets
loving you is my masterpiece

Ben Harper version:
Ben Harper: vocals, acoustic guitar

Rickie Lee Jones version:
Rickie Lee Jones: vocals, background vocals, guitars, percussion, piano
Ben Harper: guitars, background vocals, drums, percussion, vibes, bass, organ
Bass: Sheldon Gomberg
Vibes: DJ Bonebrake
Piano: Jamie Elman, Larry Goldings, Jesse Ingalls
Organ: Larry Goldings, Chris Joyner, Jason Yates
Violin: David Lindley

Comments/Reviews

RBH's picture

In love...

I first heard this song at Ben's 10/5/11 show at 9:30 in DC - and am now obsessed. This song moved me to tears. I'm getting married in May 2012, and the moment I heard this I decided I'd LOVE to walk down the aisle to this song. Unfortunately, it's not recorded yet. Does anyone have any idea when there might be a recording of this? I REALLY hope before next May!

lieba@me.com's picture

Please Please Please

Record this song. I want to listen to it and sing it for my baby. It was so beautiful it made me cry. Thank you for writing it. I wish I could download it on itunes.

rossmichele91960's picture

Shivers

I have no words, this song truly is a masterpiece..Ben you're so great!

clarkgrant84's picture

recording

Does anyone have a recording of this song??

franklin.a.lyons38485's picture

Does anyone have a better

Does anyone have a better recording?

amers78's picture

Loved this song!! Ben is such

Loved this song!! Ben is such a master at writing meaningful love songs. This new one is right up there with Forever and Not Fire, Not Ice!