Blood Of Eden

Album: Us (1992)
Charted: 43
  • I caught sight of my reflection
    I caught it in the window
    I saw the darkness in my heart
    I saw the signs of my undoing
    They had been there from the start

    And the darkness still has work to do
    The knotted chord's untying
    The heated and the holy
    Oh they're sitting there on high
    So secure with everything they're buying

    In the blood of Eden
    Lie the woman and the man
    With the man in the woman
    And the woman in the man
    In the blood of Eden
    Lie the woman and the man
    We wanted the union
    Oh the union of the woman
    The woman and the man

    My grip is surely slipping
    I think I've lost my hold
    Yes, I think I've lost my hold
    I cannot get insurance anymore
    They don't take credit, only gold

    Is that a dagger or a crucifix I see
    You hold so tightly in your hand
    And all the while the distance grows between you and me
    I do not understand

    In the blood of Eden
    Lie the woman and the man
    With the man in the woman
    And the woman in the man
    In the blood of Eden
    Lie the woman and the man
    We wanted the union
    Oh the union of the woman
    The woman and the man

    At my request, you take me in
    In that tenderness, I am floating away
    No certainty, nothing to rely on
    Holding still for a moment
    What a moment this is
    Oh for a moment of forgetting, a moment of bliss
    Heyyyy

    I can hear the distant thunder
    Of a million unheard souls
    Of a million unheard souls
    Watch each one reach for creature comfort
    For the filling of their holes

    In the blood of Eden
    Lie the woman and the man
    With the man in the woman
    And the woman in the man
    In the blood of Eden
    Lie the woman and the man
    We wanted the union
    Of the woman and the man

    In the blood of Eden
    Lie the woman and the man
    I feel the man in the woman
    And the woman in the man

    In the blood of Eden
    Lie the woman and the man
    I feel the man in the woman
    And the woman in the man

    In the blood of Eden
    We've done everything we can
    In the blood of Eden
    Saw the end as we began
    With the man in the woman
    And the woman in the man
    It was all for the union
    Oh, the union of the woman, the woman and the man. Writer/s: PETER GABRIEL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 3

  • Stukka63 from St.augustine,fla.For years now I thought the lyrics were, “the blood I’m eating”
    I mean, I was like, where did Peter Gabriel pick up this vampire fascination?
  • Roberta Trevisan from S?o Paulo, BrazilThis one is so beautiful and it's interesting... there's no controversy on this one, just "Sledgehammer" and "Kiss That Frog"... lol
  • Eric from Cincinnati, OhThe song appears in Wim Wender's 1991 film, "Until the End of the World." I'm not sure if Peter Gabriel wrote the song specifically for the movie; but other artists including U2, REM, and The Talking Heads did compose original scores for inclusion in the film, so it's very possible.
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