ARDEN of EDEN

ARDEN of EDEN

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

ARDEN OF EDEN takes soulful vocals, edgy guitar and rhythmic grooves and whips them up into a musical feast for the senses.

Biography

After releasing several successful indie albums on her own, singer-songwriter, Mary Arden Collins listened to the voices inside her head telling her that it was time for a new adventure. Keeping the pop melodies and poetic lyrics intact, ARDEN of EDEN was born, adding new musical collaborations and white go-go boots.

With a new name and an extra dose of inspiration, ARDEN of EDEN’s newest album, Love Street, is anything but the usual singer/songwriter melodrama. Whipping together tasty ingredients like soulful grooves and alternative rock, the result is fresh, organic Indie Pop. Long before its official release, Love Street made waves in TV (Criminal Minds and Joan of Arcadia) and film (The Thing About My Folks and Solstice).

Inspired by a variety of life experiences from lust to love, from the political to the spiritual, ARDEN of EDEN will take you on a stimulating journey, while trying to save the world… and still help you remember why you fell in love with music to begin with.

Lyrics

Magic Child

Written By: Mary Arden Collins

magic child...

Right now I feel
like I don’t know who I am
In the same day,
I can be a stranger or a friend
Sometimes
it’s hard to make a stand

But I know what’s right
when I feel inside
I do the best that I can

I can be good, I can be bad
I could be the best you ever had
I can behave, I can be wild
I can be your magic child

You can love me
more than I can love myself
I need to find out
where I am and what I’ve felt
It’s so hard now when
the world wants someone else
But I know what’s right
when I feel inside
I do the best that I can

I can be good, I can be bad
I could be the best you ever had
I can behave, I can be wild
I can be your magic child

Watch out for the quiet girls, they have imaginations
Watch out for the lonely girls, they let themselves run wild inside

I can be good, I can be bad
I could be the best you ever had
I can behave, I can be wild
I can be your magic child

One More Day

Written By: mary arden collins & mark gorman

I can see you and me
as we're walking down the hall
you take my hand and draw me in
then we had it all

but time goes by and
we stopped trying
now I want it...

I WANT TO STAY ONE MORE DAY
I'M GONNA SAVE THIS TIME FOR ME
PLEASE DON'T TAKE IT ALL AWAY

We're a tragedy, a comedy
a pair of shooting stars
lined our path with broken glass
and now we've come so far

This time goes by and
we're still lyin
But I want it...

I WANT TO STAY ONE MORE DAY
I'M GONNA SAVE THIS TIME FOR ME
PLEASE DON'T TAKE IT ALL AWAY

Listen, take your time, you’re always living in the past
You’re not the only one to get it,
not the only one to regret it

(Run, don't walk or you're never gonna get there
The sun don't shine at the bottom of the hill)

Someday

Written By: Mary Arden Collins

someday when the walls that surround and protect
fall down, down and finally affect me
it's sink or swim, love or die
peace or war or lullaby

SOMEDAY....

Someday the tides will reach the sands
thru the toes of those from different lands
they'll love us like we are their own
all together, none alone

SOMEDAY... I'll feel the love from you
Don't want to give it up
I'll walk right next to you, my love

Turn it on and turn it off again why should I
spend the kind of time you want to spend or could I
walk around my life like it's a test and then I die

SOMEDAY... I'll walk right up to you
I'll feel the love I knew... my love

Someday the dark and heavy sky will lighten up polluted lies
we'll breathe it in, we'll suck it down
the healing place I have found

Shadows on the Wall (Mississippi)

Written By: Mary Arden Collins & Meg Braun

Thick summer sun
Can’t move
Ghosts in the night
It’s all I can do to breathe… breathe

It’s a long, long way from here to Mississippi
Where I can feel your call
Same rays shine down from here to Mississippi
But I still see you dancing in the shadows on the wall

Sweet drippin down
From your lips
Painting my mind
With your fingertips

Muffled breath
Thru lazy air
Trickles of life
Wanderin down from my hair
and we breathe… breathe

It’s a long, long way from here to Mississippi
Where I can feel your call
Same rays shine down from here to Mississippi
But I still see you dancing in the shadows on the wall

Christmas Dream

Written By: Mary Arden Collins

Last night I had a dream
You were with me
The ground was white
The tinsel gleamed
On our Christmas Tree

By the fire
Your eyes inspire
The love I have in me
Last night it was you in my Christmas Dream

Every year on Christmas Eve
You pour the wine
I'm busy baking Santa's treats
His favorite kind

By the fire
Your eyes inspire
The love I have in me
Last night it was you in my Christmas Dream

Minutes away from the dawn of Christmas Day
You take my hand
And take a stand
Under the mistletoe

We set the presents by the tree
We will not peek
We chose just one to open up before we fall fast asleep

By the fire
Your eyes inspire
The love I have in me
Last night it was you in my Christmas Dream

Oh, By the fire
Your eyes inspire
The love I have in me
It's Christmas morning, it's still you
It was not a dream

Discography

"Love Street" now available on iTunes!
"Mary Arden Collins 2" EP
"Alone w/ the B-Sides" EP
"Mary Arden Collins" debut

FILM & TV PLACEMENTS:

2008 Criminal Minds (CBS - Oct 29)
2008 "Solstice" (Film)
2008 "The Carrier Project" (PBS)
2007 "Criminal Minds" (CBS)
2006 "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS)
2006 "The Thing About My Folks" (Film)
2005 "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS)

Set List

One 50-75 minute set or 2 shorter sets with intermission.