Genesis 3:19, 23
“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
It’s hard to really have compassion for the guy who ruined the earth for us all. At least thats the typical approach to this story. We tend to sit in judgement of Adam and point our fingers and blame him for the world as we know it. We had a chance to live in paradise, but didn't even make it past the first man and woman. For this song I tried to take Adam’s perspective in all of this. After all, no man will ever lose what he lost. He knew paradise on earth. He talked and walked with God face to face. He had literally everything he could have ever wanted. And then in one act of disobedience all that was taken away. He could no longer see God face to face. He could no longer live in the only place he’s ever known. That kind of loss is deeper than we could ever understand and even though he didn’t physically die, I’m sure he wished he had.