Fable Of A Chosen One

Lyrics: David Nelson
Music: David Nelson

One of the David Nelson Band songs performed with Phil and Friends.

Once was a young man
Who had a strange dress
From the tops of his shoes
To the bottom of his head

With his face to the wall
As he got up out of bed
He was drawn to the call
Never knowing where it led

The strangest feeling grew and grew
Through his mind it spread
That somehow everybody knew
The secrets in his head

With no escape from what he heard
A most uncommon sound
His vision blurred, his breathing stirred
No reason could be found
No reason could be found

So he turned out the lights
And he locked every door
Trying everything he might
But he heard it all the more

So he ran to the hillside
Then he wandered by the shores
Heard the sound even louder
Than the ocean's mighty roar

So he sat right down the truth to learn
Brushing back his wild moustache
And as he left no stone unturned
His life before him flashed

His mind complained, his body groaned
His faith put to the test
And making no left turn unstoned
He got it off his chest
Straightforward he confessed

His mind complained, his body groaned
His faith put to the test
And making no left turn unstoned
He got it off his chest
Straightforward he confessed

But the story doesn't end here
If it ever does at all
Just a letter to the sender
Hand writing on the wall

Take a ride by the hillside
Take a wander by the shore
Hear the sound even louder
Than the oceans' mighty roar

Hear the sound even louder
Than the ocean's roar
Hear the sound even louder
Than the ocean's roar
Hear the sound even louder
Than the ocean's roar
Hear the sound even louder
Than the ocean's roar
Recordings
1999 Visions Under The Moon (David Nelson Band)


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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