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The Call

Written to rally myself to persevere in the pursuit of making music that speaks for change in the world.


I feel like movin’, as the music calls my voice to rise
But I’m hesitating, gotta build my confidence to drive.
Let’s go, I must let go, scenes are changing much too slow.
Friends can’t always join my race, but I can’t let that check my pace.

chorus: I’ll sacrifice security, no compromise will suit me
I’ll sow the seeds of all my dreams
Heed the call to save our garden from the weeds of greed!

Standing by the side of heroes I can see that they’re not gods
Just folks with firm direction who worked the system and beat the odds.
I’ll be like them, I would like to join their fray
I can do it, I’ll meet the challenge all the way.      chorus

I’ll clench the dream between my teeth
Relentless feet pound endless streets
Pry every door and wedge my toes
Till someone opens up to hear my show.
hey  hey hey  hey come on!

I’ll give in to no compromise, the songs I sing will vibratize
The need for action in our lives to save this planet from our kind.
We’ll be like them, we can steer the winds of change
We can do it, we’ll meet the challenge all the way.       chorus

We’ll be like them! We can steer the winds of change.
You know that we can do it. We’ll meet the challenge…..
Meet it all the way….We’ll meet it all the way.… Hey!

Words and music by Eric E. Everett  © 1989

Bring The Love

For those living close to the edge that somehow keep their smile as they hold on, but need giving hands to help them cope. The song features the wonderful Kathryn Reig on vocals with me. Originally I was moved to write it after working at a camp for families living with AIDS/HIV, but the song was later put on a benefit CD for hurricane Katrina and I now urge you to make a donation to help the latest hurricane victims.

Walking alone, through the night
. It’s so easy to see the darker side of life, without the light…….
I feel like I’m blind without answers to see
I reach to the sky for a miracle that’s free
But my savior can’t hold me tight
I need your hand to lead me through this fight.  Won’t you….

chorus:  Bring the love,  Bring the love,  Bring the love,   today
Bring the love,  Bring the love, Bring the love home to stay……

Children play in the rubble of their lives.  In this world, they never chose a side,
But in their eyes, they question why….!

Around me I hear hate and rage, who’s been hurt and who’s to blame
But this will never turn the page, our hearts must light the flame
Compassion will burn it bright
Together we will shine through the night.    Won’t you ….

Each act of kindness will burn it bright, together we will shine all night
Won’t you help me to bring our love to light…

2nd chorus:  Bring the love,   Lift up the love,   Bring the love right here today
Bring the love,  won’t you  Bring the love,
Bring the love home to stay……

See the love,    Feel the love,     Bring the love home to stay.

words and music by Eric E Everett © 2004

Beyond The Walls

What are the borders between us we have learned not to cross? Who taught us these things and why? The walls are only in our mind. The heart will break them down.

Woah, woah, woah woah woah, woah, wo-oh……

Colors congregate by kind, closely knit suspicious minds,
I see you hangin’ out along the fringes
I can’t see yet I perceive the we are much alike
Praise the heart that tries to prove the love’s not blind

chorus: When I see you walkin’, I lose the world I climb the walls
When your eyes are talkin’, you speak a loving language known by all
Beyond the walls

Woah, woah, woah woah woah, woa-ho, wo-oh……

Close encounter late one night, the others all have gone
Leaving you and me and hours before the dawn
Side by side upon the wall we probe each other’s lives
You infatuate, but I hesitate and I don’t know why


Beyond the wa-lls……Beyond the wa-lls……

Beyond the walls I dream a place where we can share a common space,
And we see through open minds.
Beyond the walls of fear and hate we could unlearn and recreate
New visions for our times.

In a black and white world, the boy gets the girl,
But everybody knows it’s not easy, you must get beyond the clothes.
As you search deeper within look to your heart beyond the skin,
Don’t deny the love that grows.

chorus: to …..language…known by all…… Known by all beyond the walls…
Known by all beyond these walls.
We’ve gotta climb… beyond the walls.

words and music by Eric E. Everett ©1989