The Garden of Eden

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"The Garden of Eden"
The Garden of Eden cover
Album track by Weezer
Album SZNZ: Spring
Released March 20, 2022
Recorded 2021-2022
Length 3:15
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Jake Sinclair, Ethan Gruska, Suzy Shinn
Status Officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
SZNZ: Spring track listing
"A Little Bit of Love"
(3)
"The Garden of Eden"
(4)
"The Sound of Drums"
(5)
This song is part of the "The Garden of Eden" lineage of songs

"The Garden of Eden" (formerly titled "Los Angeles," among other titles) is the fourth track from Weezer's 2022 EP, SZNZ: Spring.

Appearances

Overview

The intro is reworked from the Rivers Cuomo demo "Narcissus Blooming," originally demoed as part of Ecce Homo, an early draft of what would eventually become the album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. According to Cuomo, "The Garden of Eden" was intended to follow "Angels on Vacation" in the track list, and was described by Cuomo as a follow-up to that song, in which the angels are reincarnated as Adam and Eve.[1] At one point during the album's production, Cuomo considered including a section of spoken dialogue (that was, ultimately, not included):[1]

Adam: I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
Eve: Woah....Where do you think we are?
Adam: I don't know....better get a fig leaf.
Eve: Ok.....giggles

"The Garden of Eden" was demoed under numerous potential titles throughout 2021. Several of these demos were leaked online in December of 2022.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo 14 amazing contrary motion in 3_4.mp3 20112014 1:01 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Narcissus Blooming Narcissus Blooming   3.mp3 20112014 1:14 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Los Angeles Los Angeles  11 8x3 (+1 beat) trimmed @122.mp3 2021(?) 2:41 Leaked online
Rivers Cuomo Los Angeles Los Angeles l=8 2021-09-24 15.23.mp3 September 24, 2021 2:45 Leaked online
Rivers Cuomo Welcome to Paradise Welcome To Paradise l=9 Los Angeles 2021-10-05 16.26.mp3 October 5, 2021 2:47 Leaked online
Rivers Cuomo Another Perfect Day Another Perfect Day 2021-10-12 14.54-4.mp3 October 12, 2021 0:52 Leaked online
Rivers Cuomo Beautiful by Accident Beautiful By Accident 2021-10-12 14.58-4.mp3 October 12, 2021 0:52 Leaked online
Rivers Cuomo Poison of Choice Poison Of Choice 2021-10-12 15.05.mp3 October 12, 2021 0:52 Leaked online
Rivers Cuomo So Close Yet So Far So Close Yet So Far 2021-10-12 15.01-3.mp3 October 12, 2021 0:52 Leaked online
Weezer The Garden of Eden 2022
  • United Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Village Studios, West Los Angeles, CA
  • 4th Street Recording, Santa Monica, CA
3:15 SZNZ: Spring
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Audio

Demos

Lyrics

"The Garden of Eden"

Take a look at my kaleidoscope
See the diamonds as they flicker in the air
They were once part of a dinosaur
And that's enough to prove the goddess really cares
We got a choir of angels singing a lonely song
And I haven't felt this good since Velcro sneakers came along
You can place the final puzzle piece
And bring me right back down to earth where I belong

In the Garden of Eden
We'll all be strumming guitars
In the Garden of Eden
You see how amazing you are
We're just like Adam and Eve
Just like Adam and Eve
In the Garden of Eden
The end of the rainbow

Your head was heavy and your heart was dim
'Round and 'round you felt the dirt clods breaking loose
Until you fell into my tender hands
And, one by one, we drop the old catch-22s
Don't look for deeper meanings
Don't be a punching bag
But would you mind putting some suntan lotion on my back?
Now it's time to face reality
And there's no need to buy a ticket in advance

In the Garden of Eden
We'll all be strumming guitars
In the Garden of Eden
You see how amazing you are
We're just like Adam and Eve
Just like Adam and Eve
In the Garden of Eden
The end of the rainbow, oh, oh
The end of the rainbow, oh, oh
In the Garden of Eden
The end brings you back to the start

"Los Angeles"

Take a look through my kaleidoscope
Tell me if you see the diamonds in the air
They used to be part of a dinosaur
And that's enough to prove that Yahweh really cares
We got a choir of angels singing a Schubert song
And I haven't felt this good since Velcro sneakers came along
You can place the final puzzle piece
Confident that there's no way to do it wrong

This is Los Angeles
One day it will open your heart
This is Los Angeles
The end takes you back to the start
This is Los Angeles
On a hot day down at the beach
Hot day down at the beach
A hot day down at the beach
This is Los Angeles (it's my Los Angeles)
The end of the rainbow

I got my head inside a laundromat
'Round and 'round, I feel the dirt clods breaking loose
Planting daisies in a pumpkin patch
We could harvest in the winter if we choose
This is a magic kingdom
And I am a Tinkerbell
Sprinkling fairy dust, I'll always be there wishing you well
Now we've finished all the Cracker Jacks
Snatch the comet at the bottom of the box

This is Los Angeles
One day it will open your heart
This is Los Angeles
The end takes you back to the start
This is Los Angeles
On a hot day down at the beach
Hot day down at the beach
A hot day down at the beach
This is Los Angeles (it's my Los Angeles)
The end of the rainbow

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rivers Cuomo. Discord. 2 February 2022—3 February 2022. Screenshot: File:RC_Eden.png