Love Is Everything (revisited) Lyrics
Yeah, Uh, Eddie Ray Band Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo Love is hugs, caring and sharing Love makes me feel happy Love takes a cloudy day And makes it a sunny day Love is everything It’s the sun in the sky And the birds in the trees Mama and I And the ground beneath my feet Love is everything Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo Love is everything Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo Love is everything Well I can tell you this Love is much more than Just a kiss it’s more to me Love takes a heavy heart And makes it light again Love is everything It’s the sun in the sky And the birds in the trees Mama and I And the ground beneath my feet Love is everything Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo Love is everything Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo Love is everything
About the Eddie Ray Band
The Eddie Ray Band started simply enough. Six years ago, a young, disabled man named Brandon needed a caregiver. Brandon’s mother searched for the right person, preferably someone that was into music as much as Brandon was, and luckily, she found Phil. Phil knew immediately upon taking the job that music would be a big part of the relationship. He just didn’t know how big.
Brandon loved the Beatles and wanted his own band. Being nonspeaking, he also wanted to learn to speak so that he could belt out his favorite Beatles’ tunes. Phil and Brandon spent time working on all things Beatles as well as other classic rock. About that time, Nathan joined the duo as Brandon’s new housemate and darn good drummer. Then Nathan brought his friend, Ben, who brought his bongos, harmonica and percussion skills. The band continued to grow by word of mouth due to a tightly knit group of parents and young men with disabilities in the Dripping Springs area. Thursday morning rehearsals can have as many as 20 musicians sitting in to sing, play, and create music. Brandon lives for Thursdays and sings at the top of his lungs. Phil gently leads the group playing guitar. He encourages them to take the lead on their songs and play as a team with the others in the band.
Being a cover band was not exactly what the group had in mind. Ben wanted to write a song, so “Eddie from Waco” was hatched and soon 19 more original tunes were written. When Ben was asked what the band meant to him, he put his hand on his heart, and said, “my heart.” The music and pure joy come from these delightful musicians’ hearts, and the socialization within the group has forged a literal band of brothers that love what they are doing. In Phil’s words, “This group is so rewarding and fun that it eclipses any challenges that come along.”
The Eddie Ray Band have performed at numerous events throughout Dripping Springs including Founders Festival, Xmas on Mercer, Red Arena and Stubbs BBQ at Buddies and special olympic statewide events. The group will be performing at Jingle All Our Ways 2023 and SXSW 2024 to bring awareness to music and its impact on disabled people.
Sing along with us at Jingle All Our Ways 2023 on Dec. 17th.