Paradise Found
Lyrics Gretchen Peters

Written by: Gretchen Peters

Produced by: Doug Lancio, Gretchen Peters, Barry Walsh

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I got a fine house, I got a deep well
I'm a woman who knows how to keep to herself
When your need is strong and the hour is late
Baby you got the key to my garden gate

Honeysuckle clings to the old stone wall
Just like Eden before the fall
From dust we come and dust we'll be
Love's the only thing gonna set us free

So open the doors and come inside
Nectar's in the blossom and the bee's in the hive
Oh daddy won't you ease on down
East of Eden, paradise found

I worship no idol I seek no god
I don't believe in no holy jihad
I don't believe in original sin
I believe in the heat underneath our skin

When the great correction finally comes
Goin' back to the garden where we come from
Gonna sow our seed in the good sweet ground
And let our love come tumblin' down

So open the doors and come inside
Nectar's in the blossom and the bee's in the hive
Oh daddy won't you ease on down
East of Eden, paradise found

I got a fine house, I got a deep well
I'm a woman who knows how to keep to herself
Paradise found
East of Eden
East of Eden

Open the doors and come inside...

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"When we're children we enjoy ourselves without self-consciousness. Then somewhere along the way we stop trusting pleasure. Our puritanical inheritance kicks in and our animal selves check out. We start to buy the idea that the carnal is, if not evil, at least base. And the schism between the mind, the heart and the body deepens, until our souls are so out of whack that we do something radical. Maybe something that looks like a midlife crisis, or a cri de coeur, or the act of a crazy person. But in this world awash in craziness – people mowing each other down in WalMart to buy televisions, churches exhorting their congregations to hate – is it so crazy to stop worshipping at their altars and turn towards home, and each other?

They say religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell; spirituality is for people who've already been there. We look for sustenance in a junk food world. Not so surprising that we find it by using our senses – the ones we were born with. Made in God's own image, indeed." - Gretchen Peters

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