David the Elder

by The Anselmo Project

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1.
Falling 03:39
I can feel my own body, it’s falling, Time has no meaning and is still. A memory, a recollection, Life separates from conscious will.   Mother have you seen the child? The one you lost so long ago? I’m crying out, can you hear my voice? My story is; yet to be told.   Leave me be; to die with this pain, A young man’s life that is left to the un-sane. It’s just a memory of life before, An action that left nothing… to ignore.   I don’t want be like this, Please can you help me?  I know I can find my way I can find my way back home…
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Instrumental
3.
The Visitor 06:10
{David the Elder} Where am I, How did I get to this… Place, So strange and colorful I do Find, I can shape the world within my very own Mind, oh what is this?   Have I passed into  the lost enteral Realm? Or have I descended into the depths Hell? My mind swirls like the pool The reflection of an old fool.   {The Boy} Welcome to my journey my friend The key to one’s life’s bitter end The door can open with the sound of the bell Is the path I know all too well.   I can show you the worlds that I create My mind’s children that I humbly make Never to be far from my lonely side Is the love for I longed inside.   {David the Elder} Little boy, show me your dreams I need to know how you create these scenes? What you do, can not be right? You can not- Play God with the power of the night.   I too can create what you deploy. It seems nothing can be destroyed. This doesn’t make any logical sense. All of concerns are not brought to the tense.   {The Boy} Welcome to my journey dear friend Come to the well at the world’s end. Your own happiness you soon have to tell. Is the path I know all too well.   I can show you the worlds that I create All my children have their time and place. Never to be far from my lonely side Is the love for I  longed inside.   {David the Elder} I was lost so long ago, so lonely I do  yearn, for my mother who left my side, for the day that I died.   OH So lonely, I cried,  OH So lonely, I died.   {The Boy} But you are now a God! No worries should have my son!   {David the Elder} No don’t you see?  We both can never leave?  We need to take creatures we have paired, Once created, can n ever be destroyed.   {The Boy} The world is yours to control Why do you put yourself through this turmoil?   {The Boy} But, welcome to my journey dear friend You are invited to help us lend a hand. For our children, who all adore should tell. Is the path WE know all to well.   I can show you the worlds that I create A young boys imagination must never waste. To create a world of this love and pride. Is the love for I longed inside.   {David the Elder} I must leave, I need some time to think, (this) World may drive my mind to the brink! I must understand why you act like you do? To create this world that is holy untrue.   Suggest you stay here my little friend. N o more conjures until my mind can comprehend. I will provide a solution in due time, To escape back home, from this perilous kind.   {The Boy} Listen carefully to my song dear friend. The world is my own and will never end. You will understand in a time and place. That this land has been my saving grace.   For adventures you may take with you. To find your own journey that’s up to you. But my family has kept me alive. And now I will let go… for what’s….inside…
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The Creature 02:50
Instrumental
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The Cold intensity Of this new world before me Its the evil you don’t see What you conjure boy All your thoughts prescribed A dark soul within me created and mind you can control Creatures destroyed by the night Sold to you by the Gods of secrecy Becoming your desire Don't see through the logic Within the primitive mind Landed here in this place Cold, dark and all alone How did I see your face As you call me so kind Lead me to the door Of the human race in their moments when they create dichotomous ways Time is of the essence You are wasting away A body, and a corpse Filled with rot and decay The moment to change has come The moment to change is now Dim light calls to me. Fights to stop the evil plea (play). This chaos must be restrained I can not overcome Stop your will and dreams Submit all your power unto me Go forth my newborn one
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Alone 07:46
(Phoenix Spirit) A little boy playing in his room Playing with his cars and blocks Not knowing - of the evil that has entered Not knowing - of the impending doom   The Phoenix will protect this young boy You will not - bring harm to him He holds - the key to our universe I was chosen to protect that within   (David the Younger - As a Young Child) Here is the soft glow of protection I lie with self assurance Knowing that no harm will come to me For those who has perseverance   (Phoenix Spirit) Little boy I am your chosen keeper Keep your strength, for all that you do. He has needs that he doesn’t understand I will try to not let him have you.   Your purpose is defined for greater things You will soon find your own path. Find the inner peace of that maternal love Something that you longed to have.   Beyond this realm we must connect The two points of logic you will not reject This boy is the key to the master’s plan You will not longer have a hand. (Dark Dweller) Your interference is not welcomed You do not understand his primitive mind! Others will call him crazy... You are just becoming a waste of time.   (Dark Dweller) Little man you will come here with me You destiny has been prescribed Your mind and soul belong to the dark king These childish thoughts are just a wasted time.   Part II - The Battle   (Phoenix Spirit) Run little boy, do not let him succeed! He is only after his own war and greed. Your strength will provide you what you need to know Even if he succeeds in capturing you now   (Dark Dweller) Get over here, your soul is mine Your miserable wretch you will not be divine! I will destroy you as well For the dragon’s voice will cast a spell.   Time has chosen you Time has chosen you Time has chosen you Alone   (Phoenix Spirit) I will use the last of my might to encase the boy In a spell of protection is mine to deploy. A wound you have struck to my side. But it will repair itself in due time.   (Dark Dweller) At last I have you in my hands Your mind will be the one we have. My honor will the master soon provide. To know that I did not waste his ---.   Time has chosen you Time has chosen you Time has chosen you Alone   (Phoenix Spirit) Hang on there my son, Your journey has just begun. The point to all of this will be revealed Soon before you discovered the world is not real.   Time has chosen you Time has chosen you Time has chosen you Alone   Part III - The Get Away   (Dark Dweller) Little man you will come here with me You destiny has been prescribed Your mind and soul belong to the dark king These childish thoughts are just a wasted time.   (Phoenix Spirit) The monster soon will escape. To the boy’s capture, he will elate. Once his knowledge is to be known The world as we know will be no more
7.
Intro: Judge: “This tribunal will now come to order”   Part 1 Wind:   The prophecy that was long fore told 
Sadly has come - to pass.
The known enemy, this dark man. 
Who has entered our -our home land.    From his unknown knowledge…
Once presumed is he will deploy,
This world and us to desecration  He will seek - to destroy.   Fire: Only the trails of the Universe The maker, he will find. To conjure the known creation. Within the Battle of the Minds   A moment’s decision.  May destroy our on reality And the echos of the voice pronounced How clever will it be?   Earth No, this must not occur It should not pass! We would cease… And our home so vast.   So much of his effort, So much of joy, All come from the mind, Of this little boy…     Wind: The mysterious man can conjure, A creation of his - own his mind, A dark dweller from the depths
Disfigured from birth kind.   Sent to bridge the gap, And bring the boy - to his hands, We should stop this travesty, So soon - If we can.    Fire Only the trails of the Universe The maker, he will find. To combat his creation. Within the Battle of the Minds   These two souls lost before, And journeyed down separate paths Will soon come together After all this time, at long last…    Water:  Oh, the irony,  For the damage, that can possibly ensue. We may be able to help the boy. If that’s what we choose to do.   Count out the beats and the rays time, Find the fading lights to match the circular rhymes.   Fire: Only the trails of the Universe The maker, he will find. To conjure the known creation. Within the Battle of the Minds   A moment’s decision. May destroy our on reality And the echos of the voice pronounced How clever will it be?    Part 5 Judge: “The clock is ticking elements!”   Wind If we follow the rays of time, We should find the beats -of the rhyme, The boys power should then increase, And the spawned creature should then cease. To the seven spectral suns realms Our journey we will take, All the colors for the six codes The combined power it would make!   Fire Only the trails of the Universe The maker, he will find. To challenge his creation. Within the Battle of the Minds   At our peril… And our world may be destroyed But it what the righteous journey For the five of us to deploy.   Earth:  No, you fools! This being can not to be. Tame the void of this man. Never to be shown his creed.   This our world will survive. We only have such limited part. I request a verdict… before we depart. Judge: “The final selection has been made by the Jury”   Outro: Fire This has all been foretold. By the holy book so long ago. Whatever happens, what will show. It will not for us, only the Universe to…. Know…..
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A Whisper 07:32
Passing through the beauty of time One boy’s world in a lone frame of mind Cast astray by his own birthright Must cascade through the land of night   Can you hear the calling of the song? A musical journey once so often longed Will you find the key to inspire the door? Unlock the memory of what you see once more.   Hear the whisper spoken softly to you A guiding voice so near and true Letting your mind go to that familiar place To bridge the gap to your saving grace.   Love for all that you have once lost Can you find what you once forgot? Fading lights away that must care To empower love that once was there.   A whisper set between time To join a memory of a lost mind, Can you find it in you?   So soft, a hurt body torn by decay Trapped in world that just won’t obey Feelings of love, images of the past A lost life that once was cast   Words spoken created worlds unknown Beings divided by the master’s throne Longing for the peace and serenity The embrace of what is to be   Hear the whisper spoken softly to you A guiding voice so near and true Letting your mind go to that familiar place To bridge the gap to your saving grace.   Love for all that you have once lost Can you find what you once forgot? Fading lights away that must care To empower love that once was there.   A whisper - now calling you  To join a memory of a love that’s true, Can you find it in you?    Mind, peace and body prevail One soul who thoughts will not fail Let yourself — just breathe—   Now that you have come so far from home To realize that you are not alone. Your potential is buried down deep inside No longer will you listen to the lies.   A mother’s touch, a father’s care Once lost will now - soon be there. To guide your path, a hero reigns true To find the world within the mind of you   Hear the whisper spoken softly to you A guiding voice so near and true Let your mind  - go to that familiar place To bridge the gap to your saving grace.   Love for all that you have once lost You will find what you once forgot. Fading away the lights that care To empower love that once was there.    Oh it’s just a Whisper…
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Instrumental
10.
Dark Agony 05:43
Temptation! Revelation! How can I go on? Anger! Frustration! Through the trail of tears. Fighting! Lying! My soul inside is crying, I must have! The Answer! To my destiny?   Far upon high the raging cliffs of this land. Will the boy and man ever come to understand? A journey of pain for a lone man to see. Will soon be revealed in my Dark Agony!   Trying! Dying! My heart itself is mending, Trap! Between! This world within - all of this pain. Purpose! Reason! They come to know no season. I must know! The ending! For all this to pass. The youth is the key to complete the resolution, How will it come to find  - the solution? Dark Dweller! Hurry bring this answer to me! To release me from this Dark Agony!   Patience Virtue I have no reason to contribute, Alone! Desperate! I alone am to blame. Menace! Intimidation! I need this validation! This world! Itself! Yes it must be destroyed!   Set upon the nature of war in this land. The creatures of this world will come to understand. The Elder, he himself will bring peace at last. To release me from Dark Agony at last!   No more falling for this - ignorance and pain.  Each memory each minute - I soon regain. I now see the reason - why I am here. This Dark Agony will now disappear!
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Judgement   (Lady of the Light) Little Boy of such innocence. Have you come this foreign land? The truth that your minds, defines, To be whole, to make your final stand.   Your journey that has been so long, Between this world and where you belong. Now stands before you this mysterious Man, A sad life unfit, that he can't understand.   (David the Elder) Have you two no - understanding? Of the power that this boy controls? A mind taunted, locked away! His existence will destroy my soul!   (Dark Dweller) Feeling hopeless, feeling scared… To a love once he long lost dared…. No control, and so much pain….. Washed away in a second’s gain…..   (Lady of the Light) Dark Dweller, you can’t understand. It’s world, beyond what we comprehend. These two are more - of a kind. Souls once lost at the same time.   This man was not fair to thee. Conceived upon his own lust and greed. So you do now realize? Existence trapped between the line.   (Dark Dweller) Created oblivious am I,  Out of the jealousy of your mind. Now I challenge my creator, you,  To reveal to me what is my truth?   (David the Elder) You once asked -  remove your curse Of the horror you were given at birth You brought this boy through the beats of time And now his power shall soon be mine!   (Lady of Light) All you know - and all you will see… It what was meant, and is to be, Of all the mysteries through this young boy’s fate Will be revealed at the departing gate.   All you see, and now all you feel… The logic will be now be revealed, Let yourself recognize the joined pain. For one’s loss, now so will gain.   -   (The Boy) The decision to fight has come this time. Don’t tell me this world isn’t mine! For the creatures that I so choose. Is a memory of love for all of you.   Feelings are naught for all despair, I have always loved, I will always care. If through these ideas, harm has to pass. Then let these thoughts no longer will last.   (David the Elder) Naive little boy,  Such a thing, that you believe! As you create the world  Which you alone, have conceived!   (Dark Dweller) No! You will leave this child alone! Abandoned your lust to destroy his home! I was wrong to follow your evil lies! It was you who are deceived by your own eyes!   (David the Elder)  All I that know, and all that I feel. This place is a world just can’t be real! There must be a reason, there must be rhyme! To this nightmare I have endured inside!   All that I know, my dark dweller son! For you are weaker, now that you are done! Destroy your will I when I speak! Now to die, along side the meek!   A Part of Myself (Dark Dweller) Father,  Evil is not your way! Remember your true self!  Remember the day!   Your own innocence..  Should is more than what it seems . These cosmetic rules are more  than just a child's dream!   (The Boy) I feel your hands  between my flesh You are me,  after my death!   Now it becomes so clear! How could I’ve been so blind! You are what lost When I first died!   Grande Finale (Lady of the Light) In your youth… You crossed over to - this plane. But part of you still remained And carried out through-out his days.   Let go the pain….  The Dark Dweller’s love, has won!  His role was not in be ignored! He has made this world both of yours!   (David the Elder) I was so alone,  Inside a tormented soul! I felt broken - so many times! And my ‘peace’ alone within my mind!   (The Boy) All my lonely nights. Safe from lack of light. My world, I don’t need it no more. I am ready to go home, and close… ….the door! (Lady of Light) Light and Truth, have been revealed!  Let the cloak descend, to show you are friends. Young and Elder now fade away And turn into David the Grey

credits

released December 1, 2020

All music and lyrics written by Anthony S. Anselmo except
“Corruptible Power” lyrics by David Merriman and Anthony S. Anselmo.

Alone mixed by Paris Hollins @ Blue Moon Studio - Columbus, Ohio.
The Long Journey and Corruptible Power mixed by Steve Parkis - Columbus, Ohio.
All other songs mixed by Tony Thompson - New Zealand.
Mastering done by Tony Thompson @ Silver Healer Productions.

This record would have not been able to be made without the gracious help and efforts of multiple individuals from around the world. When I started this effort I knew this was going to be a long, but I truly appreciate everyone who helped to make this a reality.

First off thanks to Daniel for allowing me to shape this wonderous story of his into a musical opera. It really would of never happened without his vision.

Second: Deb, Cam, Louis, David, Steve J., Max, Brian, and Ethan, without your wondrous talents of which this would not of been possible. Thank you all so much for taking time to help create the tapestry of this magical world.

Thanks to Bill, Alex F., Francesco, Alex L, Pat, Dave, Paul, Zahn, Keith, Josh, Derek, Harold and especially Matt for playing on these songs. Without your amazing skills this would of never happened either.

Thanks to Tony, Paris and Steve for helping to get the sound where I wanted it.

As usual thanks to all my friends and family, for their encouragement.

Thanks to all various bandmates throughout the years for their support, encouragement and assistance where needed.

Amazing artwork by Jason Bascom.

Copyright 2020 - Anthony S. Anselmo/Daniel Noland

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At age 35, Anthony S. Anselmo decided to start a band. Years later he has become the premier Keyboardist Entertainer in the Central Ohio region.

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