Gentle Arms of Eden

from by The Greenman and the Muse

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This upbeat, lovely song (written by Dave Carter) encapsulates the story of the beginnings of the Earth and the evolution of life. Plus, it is an anthem of this planet as our home. It always evokes a positive response when we have performed it in concert, so I just had to include it on this CD. Thanks to Keiryn for her vivacious viola making this song sparkle. For more Dave Carter music, see


"Gentle Arms of Eden"

“Gentle Arms of Eden” © Dave Carter/David Robert Carter (BMI), admin. By Tracy Grammer Music.

1. 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

CH: This is my home, this is my only home
This is the only sacred ground that I have ever known
And should I stray (should I stray)
In the dark night alone
Rock me Goddess in the gentle arms of Eden

2. 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
And on some virgin beach head one lonesome critter crawled
And she looked about and shouted out in her most astonished drawl (CH)

3. 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 city on the plain (CH)

4. Now there's smoke across the harbor, and there's factories on the shore
And the world is ill with greed and will and enterprise of war
But I will lay my burden in the cradle of your grace
And the shining beaches of your love and the sea of your embrace (CH)



from Magick Planet, released September 15, 2011
Vocals: Cernowain Greenman, Anaan Sapphira
Guitar: Cernowain Greenman
Bass Guitar: Cernowain Greenman
Viola: Kieryn Crystal

"Magick Planet" CD produced by Archer Productions of Indianapolis, IN. Check them out at

CD cover artwork by Mickie Mueller



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The Greenman and the Muse Indianapolis, Indiana

CD artwork is by Mickie Mueller. Singer-songwriter Cernowain Greenman, with a quiver full of mystical songs, brings listening bliss that awakens the Pagan spirit. Anaan Sapphira, the "Muse", is the duo's female vocalist and percussionist. Anaan brings her beautiful descants, along with drums and a variety of percussion, to complete this duo's special uplifting and enchanting sound. ... more

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