Eli Young Band, ‘Prayer for the Road’ Video — Exclusive Premiere
Although it's not officially being released as a single, 'Prayer for the Road' is a special song, one that evokes emotion with just one listen, and a fitting end to the band's well-loved 2014 album.
The tune tells the story of a loved one leaving home and finding a note tucked in his suitcase. The note includes a prayer for his travels: "... May the angels fly beside you / Down every mile you roll / May heaven hear this prayer / Prayer for the road."
"The song was inspired by those that put themselves in harm's way for the rest of us," the Eli Young Band tell The Boot, "military, first responders, firefighters, police, etc." and the video, directed by Jeff Ray, closely follows that inspiration.
The clip begins with a firefighter, covered in soot, waking up in a burned-out house. In the following scenes, he emotionally watches himself propose to his girlfriend and experience great joys in life, such as his wedding and the birth of his daughter. However, all is not well: As the video continues, viewers come to realize that the firefighter is hovering between life and death -- and his fate seems open to interpretation.
EYB are set to play the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, N.Y., this summer. The fest includes a lineup of top-notch musicians like Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Keith Urban and more.
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