Gentle Arms Of Eden - SINGLE #2

by Darryl Purpose

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Among the great things that humans have accomplished--there is the splitting of the atom, landing on the moon, and, dare I say, the writing of THIS SONG by Dave Carter.
This track was recorded at the Elephant Collective Studios.
The first time Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer played this song, at a farmers market in Oregon, Dave had woken up with the song, fresh from a dream, ready to go. The first time they played it at a festival, they got a standing ovation from the festival audience IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SONG.
It's a great honor and privilege to share this song with you, and I hope that this kicks it just a little further down the road to where it needs to be -- sung and recognized all over the world for the Epic Earth Anthem that it is. ~Darryl
Thanks to Tracy Grammer and to Elise Fisher

lyrics

Gentle Arms Of Eden - Dave Carter

On a sleepy endless ocean when the world lay in a dream
There was rhythm in the splash and roll, but not a voice to sing
So the moon fell on the breakers and the morning warmed the waves
Till a single cell did jump and hum for joy as though to say

CHORUS:
This is my home, this is my only home
This is the only sacred ground that i have ever known
And should i stray in the dark night alone
Rock me goddess in the gentle arms of eden

Then the day shone bright and rounder til the one turned into two
And the two into ten thousand things, and old things into new
Til on some virgin beach head one lonesome critter crawled
And he looked about and shouted out in his most astonished drawl

CHORUS:
This is my home, this is my only home
This is the only sacred ground that i have ever known
And should i stray in the dark night alone
Rock me goddess in the gentle arms of eden

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

Then all the sky was buzzin and the ground was carpet green
And the wary children of the wood went dancin in between
And the people sang rejoicing when the fields were glad with grain
This song of celebration from their cities on the plain

CHORUS:
This is my home, this is my only home
This is the only sacred ground that i have ever known
And should i stray in the dark night alone
Rock me goddess in the gentle arms of eden

Now there's smoke across the harbor, and there's factory's on the shore
And the world is ill with greed and will, and enterprise of war
But I will lay my burdens in the cradle of your grace
In the shining beaches of your love, in the sea of your embrace

CHORUS:
This is my home, this is my only home
This is the only sacred ground that i have ever known
And should i stray in the dark night alone
Rock me goddess in the gentle arms of eden

CHORUS:
This is my home, this is my only home
This is the only sacred ground that i have ever known
And should i stray in the dark night alone
Rock me goddess in the gentle arms of eden
Rock me goddess in the gentle arms of eden

credits

released February 15, 2021
Written by Dave Carter
Darryl Purpose - Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
Misty Foster - Backup Vocals
Dango Rose - Bass, Mandolin
Bridget Law - Violin
David Hinojosa - Drums, Percussion
Artwork by Normandie Rainwater, Nederland CO

PRODUCED BY EVAN REEVES and DANGO ROSE
Engineered by Evan Reeves and Max Nordby
Additional Engineering by Jackson Prince
Mixed by James Tuttle
Mastered by Brock McFarlane
Recorded at ELEPHANT COLLECTIVE STUDIOS, Boulder Colorado

Thank you Tracy Grammer and Elise Fisher

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Darryl Purpose Nederland, Colorado

Darryl went to Las Vegas at 19 and became a professional blackjack player, which he still calls the 'only real job I've ever had'. He is a member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame.
Since 1996, he has toured extensively and released 8 albums of original music.
Darryl's last two albums spent weeks at #1 on the RMR radio charts. Next Time Around and Still The Birds
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