The Artist: Samantha Crain

The Community: Eagle Lake First Nation, ON


About Samantha Crain

Her first guitar spent years in the closet before becoming her greatest musical companion. Samantha is of Choctaw heritage from Shawnee Oklahoma, and she has a bug for travel. Her perceptive qualities resonate in her song for the community. In it, you’ll discover a simple message for the young people of Eagle Lake First Nation - “if you will listen”.

Song For Eagle Lake

The water is calm The water is wide I will teach you what's inside If you will listen

My song is loud My beat is strong Here is where your spirit belongs If you will listen

The land, the shores That you dance on Hold them in the highest regard And listen

The words we spoke before they came, Took our things and burned them all away Could you learn and listen?

Chorus: Oh oh oh oh oh Carry us on Oh oh oh oh oh On this lake front Oh oh oh oh oh You are the ones Our daughters and sons

The thunder brings a beautiful day I will sing, I will show you today If you will listen

We have done all this for you As we have been moved in what to do Will you listen?