By Heather Wise

Lyrics

Lyrics

I once was in a garden
You shoulda seen the trees
I once was in a garden
One-hundred-twenty-foot leaves

I once was in a garden
Then I had to go
I once was in a garden
There’s so much I need to know

I stood at the base of a rose’s face
‘Cause I didn’t know what to do
She said, “Love, by grace, the human race
Has rose seed in 
it, too!"

I got down on my knees
To thank the trees
For providing me the shade

I ran down to the river
The source, the life-giver
The water in which I wade

I uncovered my eyes
To the bluest of skies
Then I opened my heart and prayed

That after the lies
I’d find myself wise
I’d know that I’d been betrayed

I once was in a garden
Heard the stones sing
I once was in a garden
We are one with everything

I once was in a garden
There I met a snake
I once was in a garden
What he said was no mistake

I once was in a garden
There were leaves and trees and dreams
I once was in a garden
Paradise ain’t what it seems

Story

This song was a gift.  We did it in one magical take late at night.

Credits

Heather Wise, lead vocal and piano
Michael Wilhoite, backing vocal
Steve Lewis, Mellotron
Jordan Scannella, electric bass
Jay Frederick, drums

Recorded/Mixed at Dreamland Studios, West Hurley, NY by Matthew Cullen
Mastered at Avatar Studios, NYC by Fred Kevorkian