Bryan Ferry - Gates Of Eden Lyrics

Of war and peace the truth just twists
Its curfew gull just glides
Upon four-legged forest clouds
The cowboy angel rides
With his candle lit into the sun
Though its glow is waxed in black
All except when 'neath the trees of Eden.

The savage soldiers sticks his head in sand
And then complains
Unto the shoeless hunter who's gone deaf
But still remains

Upon the beach where hound dogs bay
At ships with tatooed sails
Heading for the Gates of Eden.

With a time-rusted compass blade
Alladin and his lamp
Sits with Utopian hermit monks
Side saddle on the Golden Calf
And on their promises of paradise
You will not hear a laugh
All except inside the Gates of Eden.

Relationships of ownership
They whisper in the wings
To those condemned accordingly
To wait for succeeding kings
And I try to harmonize with songs
That lonesome sparrow sings
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden.

The motorcycle black madonna
Two-wheeled gypsy queen
And her silver-studded phantom cause
The gray flannel dwarf to scream
As he weeps to wicked birds of prey
Who pick up on his bread crumb sins
And there are no sins inside the Gates of Eden.

At dawn my lower comes to me
And tells me of her dreams
With no attempts to shovel the glimpse
Into the ditch of what each one means
At times I think there are no words
But these to tell what's true
And there are no truths outside the Gates of Eden.

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Bryan Ferry Gates Of Eden Comments
  1. Carla Afrika

    BRAVO Me FERRY :-)

  2. Dave Thompson

    Absolutely outstanding.

  3. George Bethos

    Whoa!no idea 💡 BF covered THIS,my favorite Dylan song ☯️🕉🙀💊

  4. realskybluepink

    Exquisite ❤

  5. Luca Pallozzi Lavorante

    This is class!!!

  6. scotchie42

    "the cowboy angels ride" only Dylan could conjure this lyric.

  7. Mark Roberts

    Just a little aperitif for my roxy music,love email, always have, always will.

  8. Roxy1953

    My funeral song

  9. Kevan Wignall

    Two people who give this a thumbs down should be shot! This is beautiful.


    wonderful, no less

    Barbara Mawson


  11. Robert L. Malin

    Like Dylan said when asked about the Byrds Covers o Mr Tamborine Man- and I paraphrase - almost every version of my songs are better than my version, I write them and then move on. This is is no exception!

    Mustange Sally

    lol, for some reason, him saying it has me cracking up. I don't know if all his fans would agree with him and I've loved Dylan since I was a kid but in the case of Bryan Ferry's & some others that have covered Dylans songs, I agree with him. Thou I grew up listening to his music & all his songs I heard them first with him singing them & I feel that he will always be one of the strongest roots of most of the music I listen too, it seem I do prefer most of the covers of his songs.

  12. BY957RJ

    Document exceptionel!!

  13. Margaret Annable

    Thanks for uploading this. My very favourite track from Dylanesque. Very atmospheric!

  14. Marianne Menon

    Awesome!! Thank you so much!!

  15. Bonnie Bardowski