Eden Song Lyrics

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs Our Time in Eden cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

We are the roses in the garden, beauty with thorns among our leaves.
To pick a rose you ask your hands to bleed.
What is the reason for having roses when your blood is shed carelessly?
It must be for something more than vanity.

Believe me, the truth is we're not honest, not the people that we dream.
We're not as close as we could be.
Willing to grow but rains are shallow.
Barren and wind-scattered seed on stone and dry land, we will be.
Waiting for the light arisen to flood inside the prison.
And in that time kind words alone will teach us, no bitterness will reach us.
Reason will be guided another way.

All in time, but the clock is another demon that devours our time in Eden, in our Paradise.
Will our eyes see well beneath us, flowers all divine?

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Noah’s Dove
  • 2 These Are Days
  • 3 Eden
  • 4 Few and Far Between
  • 5 Stockton Gala Days
  • 6 Gold Rush Brides
  • 7 Jezebel
  • 8 How You’ve Grown
  • 9 Candy Everybody Wants
  • 10 Tolerance
  • 11 Circle Dream
  • 12 If You Intend
  • 13 I’m Not the Man


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Alex Callier
    album: Track 3 in album Our Time in Eden
    release date: 1992-9-29
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:09
    producer: Paul Fox
    drums: Jerome Augustyniak
    piano: Natalie Merchant and Dennis Drew
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    mixer: Ed Thacker
    electric guitar: Robert Buck
    recorded by: Ed Thacker
    Hammond organ: Dennis Drew
    keyboard: Dennis Drew
    additional engineer: Scott Blockland and Michael Reiter
    acoustic guitar: Robert Buck
    accordion: Dennis Drew
    percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
    banjo: Robert Buck
    bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
    pedal steel guitar: Robert Buck
    lap steel guitar: Robert Buck
    electric sitar: Robert Buck
    mandocello: Robert Buck
    composer: Dennis Drew, Jerome Augustyniak, Natalie Merchant, Robert Buck, Steven Gustafson
    lyricist: Natalie Merchant

    Album Information

    label: Elektra Entertainment
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596138529
    script: Latin