I was sleeping in the garden when I saw you first
he'd put me deep, deep under so that he could work
and like the dawn you broke the dark and my whole earth shook
I was sleeping in the garden when I saw you

at last, at last
bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh, at last

you were the brightest shade of sun I had ever seen
your skin was gilded with the gold of the richest kings
and like the dawn you woke the world inside of me
you were the brightest shade of sun when I saw you

and you will surely be the death of me
but how could I have known?


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    General CommentThis song appears to be an allusion to Adam waking up to find Eve in the Garden of Eden. "He'd put me deep, deep under so he could do his work" is a reference to God putting Adam to sleep so he could take a rib from Adam's body, that was used to form Eve. Later the lyrics read "bone of my bone".

    The last lyric is the most meaningful:
    "and you will surely be the death of me, but how could I have known". This alludes to the Eve enticing Adam to eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

    Great song.
    jmrichmondon December 22, 2013   Link

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