play Gentle Arms Of Eden

On a sleepy endless ocean, when the world lay in a dream
There was rhythm in the splash and roll, but not a voice to sing
So the moon fell on the breakers, and the morning warmed the waves
Til a single cell did jump and hum for joy as though to say

Refrain:
  This is my home, this is my only home
  This is the only sacred ground that I have ever known
  Should I stray, in the dark night alone
  Rock me Goddess, in the gentle arms of Eden.

So the day shone bright and rounder, and the one turned into two
And the two into ten thousand things, and old things into new
And on some virgin beachhead, one lonesome critter crawled
And he looked about, and he shouted out in his most astonished drawl

Refrain

And all the sky was buzzin', and the ground was carpet green
While the wary children of the wood went dancing in between
And the people sang rejoicing when the fields were glad with grain
This song of celebration from their cities on the plain

Refrain

Now there's smoke across the harbor, and there's factories on the shore
And the world is ill with greed and will, and enterprise of war
But I will lay my burdens in the cradle of your grace
And the shining beaches of your love and the seas of your embrace...

Refrain

Credits:

PW: vocal, lap slide guitar
Michael Visceglia: bass
Josh Neretin: drums


by Dave Carter (Dave Carter Music/BMI)

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updated: 10 years ago