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") is the fourth track from Weezer's 2022 EP, SZNZ: Spring.

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

Audio

Lyrics

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

See also

References

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