From the recording Greggest Hits Vol 1

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This song was nominated for EmPower Music Award in 2006.

Based on the true story of Evy McDonald, the first person to recover from ALS, (Lou Gehrig's Disease), as told in my book, "Atilla The Gate Agent" and eBook "Normally Peculiar," both available in this Store.

You can also read about Evy and how this song came to be in my Humor Blog, on this site.

This song is on the CD: "The Shootout At The I'm OK You're OK Corral" and in the digital album "Greggest Hits Vol. 1"

Lyrics

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE (The True Story of Evy McDonald)
(Greg Tamblyn)


Evy had a body like a bowl of jello in a wheelchair
Evy had a nerve disease all she could do was sit there
Evy was wasting away, muscles all in decay
She heard the doctor say, six months to live

Evy’d always said she hated her body she was overweight
And now a disease was making her thin what a twist of fate
She was almost out of time, but somewhere in her mind
There was something she had to find out if she could give

She said it’s something called unconditional love
Supposed to be really wonderful stuff
And if you can get enough, you can find peace
So in the time that I’ve got left
I’ve got to find some for myself
I believe unconditional love is what I need

Since all Evy could do was just sit in the wheelchair
Evy rolled it over and sat there in front of the mirror
She looked at her body and caught, every negative thought
And though there were a lot, she wrote ‘em all down

Now every day Evy would sit there naked at the mirror and look
Till she found one good thing about herself to write in her book
And after a few months time, her thoughts began to grow kind
And the negative words in her mind could not be found

She said it feels like unconditional love
And it’s really wonderful stuff
And if you can get enough, you can find peace
So in the time that I’ve got left
I’ve got to find some for myself
I believe unconditional love is what I need

But a funny thing happened when Evy started learning to love herself
The deterioration just stopped, then reversed itself
And Evy was moving her arms and legs, and starting to feel
Yes a funny thing happened, Evy started to heal

First chorus

© 1991 Ramblin’ Tamblyn Music, BMI