Drum Hat Buddha


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(Signature Sounds)

More great Dave Carter songs,
with the stirring
creation hymn “Gentle Arms of Eden,” the
shape-changer ballad “Love, the Magician,” and
the deep, dark blue “Merlin’s Lament.”

1. Ordinary Town
2. Tillman County
3. Disappearing Man
4. Power and Glory
5. 236-6132
6. 41 Thunderer
7. Gentle Arms of Eden
8. I Go Like the Raven
9. Highway 80 (She’s a Mighty Good Road)
10. Love, the Magician
11. Merlin’s Lament
12. Gentle Soldier of My Soul

by Dave Carter

On a sleepy endless ocean when the world lay in a dream
There was rhythm in the splash and roll, but not a voice to sing
So the moon shone on the breakers and the morning warmed the waves
Till a single cell did jump and hum for joy as though to say

This is my home, this is my only home
This is the only sacred ground that i have ever known
And should i stray in th dark night alone
Rock me goddess in the gentle arms of eden

Then the day shone bright and rounder til the one turned into two
And the two into ten thousand things, and old things into new
And on some virgin beach head one lonesome critter crawled
And he looked about and shouted out in his most astonished drawl

This is my home …

Then all the sky was buzzin and the ground was carpet green
And the wary children of the wood went dancin in between
And the people sang rejoicing when the field was glad with grain
This song of celebration from their cities on the plain

This is my home ..


Now there’s smoke across the harbor, and there’s factories on the shore
And the world is ill with greed and will and enterprise of war
But i will lay my burden in the cradle of your grace
And the shining beaches of your love and the sea of your embrace

This is my home …

Notice how Dave says “not a voice to sing” in the second line, then contains that word in the “sing-le cell did jump and hum, capturing the moment of creation. The song is in the key of C, but they begin playing in G and don’t hit the bass note of the root chord until the chorus: “This is my home.” And you feel it.


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