Gates Of Eden

Arlo Guthrie


publisher: ©BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO
writers: Bob Dylan
album: Track 8 in album Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys
release date: 1973
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk/Folk Rock
length: 5:16

Album Information

label: Reprise Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Arlo Guthrie Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys cover art


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by Bob Dylan
Of war and peace the truth just twists
Upon four-legged forest clouds
With his candle lit into the sun
All except beneath the trees of Eden
The lamp post stands with folded arms
To curbs 'neath holes where babies wail
All in all can only fall
No sound ever comes from The Gates of Eden
The savage soldier sticks his head
Unto the shoeless hunter who's gone deaf
Upon the beach where hound dogs bay
Heading for The Gates of Eden
The time rusted compass blade
Sits with Utopian hermit monks
And on their promises of paradise
All except inside The Gates of Eden
Relationships of ownership
To those condemned to act accordingly
And I try to harmonize with songs
There are no kings inside The Gates of Eden
The kingdoms of experience
While paupers change possessions
And the princess and the prince discuss
It doesn't matter inside The Gates of Eden
The foreign sun it squints upon
As friends and others, strangers
Leaving men holy and totally free
And there are no trials inside The Gates of Eden
At dawn my lover comes to me
With no attempts to shovel the glimpse
At times I think there are no words
There are no truths outside The Gates of Eden


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Farrell O'Gara
  • 2 Gypsy Davy
  • 3 This Troubled Mind of Mine
  • 4 Week on the Rag
  • 5 Miss the Mississippi and You
  • 6 Lovesick Blues
  • 7 Uncle Jeff
  • 8 Gates of Eden
  • 9 Last Train
  • 10 Cowboy Song
  • 11 Sailor's Bonnett
  • 12 Cooper's Lament
  • 13 Ramblin' 'round