Eli Young Band’s ‘Love Ain’t’ Video Spotlights Wounded Warrior Taylor Morris [WATCH]
Just in time for Memorial Day, the Eli Young Band have shared a moving new song and music video, "Love Ain't," dedicated to U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Taylor Morris, who was wounded in Afghanistan, and his dedicated partner, Danielle. Readers can press play below to see the video and learn more about Morris' story.
As Eli Young Band lead singer Mike Eli explains at the start of the "Love Ain't" music video, Morris became a quadruple amputee in 2012, after being involved in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan. The video takes viewers through his time in the military and his rehabilitation in pictures and video clips.
"His girlfriend Danielle dropped everything to be at his side," reads an inscription at the start of the music video. ""Love Ain't" always easy ... but that's when it matters most."
The lyrics of "Love Ain't" spell out all of the temporary fillers that unconditional love doesn't have room for: "Hotels are for two-night stays / Checking in and out / Meeting strangers in the lobby / Waking up and leaving town the next day / But love ain't ..." They're a contrast to Danielle's dedication to her wounded warrior; the couple is now married.
“We first learned about Taylor and Danielle a couple of years ago, and there is no doubt their story speaks to what love is,” says Eli in a press release. “When thinking about their story and the deeper meaning in this song – how important love is and to know what love ain’t – we knew the video should reflect that. [My bandmates] and I all have family members who are part of the military, so we know there are more couples struggling every day and how quickly lives are changed.”
Adds EYB bassist Jon Jones, "It’s both heartbreaking and incredibly inspiring to see their bond yet know so many people have stories just like Taylor and Danielle’s. Whether it is talking to our families or speaking with servicemen and -women at bases, we understand the commitment and resilience at stake."
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