Eli Young Band Celebrate the Power of Love in ‘Prayer for the Road’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Eli Young Band are getting serious for their 'Prayer for the Road' video. The clip -- which is debuting exclusively on Taste of Country -- pays powerful tribute to the notion that love truly conquers all.
The track comes from the group's fifth studio album, '10,000 Towns,' which also includes the hits 'Drunk Last Night' and 'Dust.'
"The song was inspired by those that put themselves in harm's way for the rest of us, military, first responders, firefighters, police, etc.," the band state.
The lyrics frame a note written from an understanding woman to her rambling man: "May the wheels keep turning, get you where you need to go / I'll keep the porch light burning 'til you get back home / May the angels fly beside you, down every mile you roll / May heaven hear this prayer, prayer for the road."
Directed by Jeff Ray, the bonus music video opens with a scene of a soot-covered firefighter waking up in a wrecked old home, where his wife seems shocked to see him. He looks back on some of the happiest moments of their life -- his proposal, dancing together, giving their first child a toy firetruck and later, just spending as a family before he heads out to work, saying goodbye for what could be the final time.
A pivotal scene shows his wife crouched over him as he lies seemingly dead in the house, which appears to have been destroyed by fire. But the couple are tearfully reunited in the end, standing together and staring toward a bright light that appears through the window of the old house -- in a testament to the fact that their love can even overcome death in the end.
Eli Young Band will release a new single, 'Turn It On,' on March 10. They are among the many top country acts scheduled to play at the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival, which takes place June 12-14 at Hunter Mountain in New York.
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