Who Sang Eden? 10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs Our Time in Eden cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Alex Callier
release date: 1992-9-29
length: 4:09
producer: Paul Fox
piano: Natalie Merchant and Dennis Drew
vocal: Natalie Merchant
mixer: Ed Thacker
electric guitar: Robert Buck
recording engineer: 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
drums (drum set): Jerome Augustyniak
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
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?
Is there still time?
If we wake and discover in life a precious love, will that waking become more heavenly?



Tracklist
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