Attention Indigenous Music Lovers and Human Rights Defenders!
Official Music Video for “Garden of Eden.”
The single “Garden of Eden” is performed by Michelle Lynn (Dineh/Appalachian), filmed by Teena Pugliese featuring Marcus-Briggs Cloud (Maskoke), Marca Cassity (Osage), and Micheal Paul-Hill (Apache). “Garden of Eden” is a spiritual song collectively performed and recorded in various places on Turtle Island (within the continental U.S.) by Indigenous artists and Appalachian artists to honor beloved Mountain Defenders and Water Protectors opposing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) through the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Appalachia. Artist Michelle also served in resistance of the DAPL Pipeline at Standing Rock and is inspired by communing relations of Humans, Nature, Elementals and all beings to exist in natural remembrance as solidarity for the Life of All in all of us.
Garden of Eden
Produced by Michelle Lynn and Andrew Slater
Michelle Lynn (Dineh/Appalachian) Songwriter, Vocals, Choreography, Costume Design, Concept, and Art Director
Jefferson National Forest, Co-Writer
Marcus Briggs-Cloud, (Maskoke), Vocals, Co-Songwriter
Marca Cassity, (Osage), BGVs
Micheal Paul Hill, (Nde/Apache) BGVs
Andrew Slater, (Appalachian) Music Arrangement, Programming, Recording, and Mixing
Kate Altizer, (Appalachian) Piano
Drake Hardin, Recording
Mat Leffler-Schulman, Mastering
Teena Pugilese, Film Maker, Light Machine Productions
Thank you Water, Caves, Animals, Mountains, Streams, and the Spirit of the Mountains!
Learn More: About the Mountain Valley Pipeline here: Appalachians Against Pipelines: https://www.facebook.com/appalachians...
Released: October 2, 2023, BMI:
Copyright: ++Mothman Studios LLC++
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Garden of Eden (Lyrics/Translations)
I found myself in the Garden of Eden
When I walked beside the river,
When I put my head,
Down to the ground,
I heard a wonderous sound.
Oh the Angels they were all around me
Thunderbeings in the sky
And the Ancestors they walked on the water,
To protect the righteous ones
I will stand,
Stand like a mountain
I will stand for water is life
I will stand
Because I am the mountain
I’ll stand for water is life
(Because of love)
(We’ll go around doing the work)
(Through being humble)
(We’ll help each other)
Pum Vculvke nak pum onahoyvte
(What the Ancestors told us)
(It is the truth)
Vtotketv mehenwuse espunwihokvten
(The sacred work they left unto us)
(Is what we have to fulfill)