10000 Maniacs - Eden Lyrics




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 in 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 to discover in life a precious love, will that waking become more heavenly?





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  1. Gary Conner

    Still my dream girl.2020

  2. lea lai

    We were all so smart in the 90's because we listened to Natalie Merchant

  3. brightdrumheart

    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?

  4. brightdrumheart

    It would be helpful if you could add the lyrics in the description.

  5. James Nicoll

    Awaken, be true and honest...make changes, seize the moment and blossom. Be authentic with each other. It's never too late to see the world through different eyes...time is precious so seize the day.

  6. seecritagent

    I swear I can’t stop listening to this song! Sublime

  7. Marshal Magooo

    This is life in New England. Paradise

  8. Marshal Magooo

    I will go to my grave knowing that Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann and Natalie are the 3 greatest women songwriters in my life

  9. Gilbert Conner

    that's my Bo.

  10. smellrod

    her voice is angelic

    Gilbert Conner

    smellrod at least

    Tammy Leeder Whitaker

    Yes, it is....

  11. 6828Lu

    If you look up "bittersweet" in the dictionary, this song is one of the definitions.

  12. Sarah Munoz

    This song is brilliant. The skills of the musician in fantastic!

  13. Saundra Acosta

    best lyrics of all time

    Ben P

    Agreed!

  14. Luis Gutierrez Arreola

    The Best voice and lyrics of all time...

    Saundra Acosta

    Absolutely

    Gilbert Conner

    Luis Gutierrez Arreola all-day my Bo.

  15. Ben Marks

    How does one douche bag dislike this? Wtf........

  16. C T

    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, in 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 to discover
    In life a precious love
    Will that waking become more heavenly?

    Gilbert Conner

    thank you.god bless you.

    Kevin Baxter

    THE most sublime songwriting and Natalie delivers it exquisitely. Eden, is a majestic album.

    Tammy Leeder Whitaker

    I thought alot about the garden of Rose's and time today!

    Jim Carlile

    Thanks for showing the lyrics

  17. Portcullis

    Since I first bought this album in 1992, that line ''But the clock is another demon, that devours our time in Eden, in our paradise'', has entered my head more times than I care to remember, usually on the way home after a particularly enjoyable day, in a beautiful place when the time has just flown by, and reality (and all the shit that comes with it) calls once again! Wonderful songwriting, beautifully delivered.

    DustyStraws

    Fantastic comment; feel the same way about Eden.  Such poetic lyrics.

    pepe cohetes

    Spot on! Peace.

    pepe cohetes

    She is a gem; Ive had this album since it came out. I don't play it very much  such that when I play it, it hits me in the heart and head.

    Donald Bonds

    Portcullis yes! This is my favorite song of theirs and that is the most phenomenal lyric.