Video Information


  • Member: jubjub2
  • Studio: Divine Illusion Productions
  • Title: Behind the Illusion
  • Premiered: 2007-05-25
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  • Song:
    • Kansas Carry On My Wayward Son
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  • Comments: This started with a visit to my son's anime club. After showing some videos to the kids, I asked them for suggestions, and said that I would make a video from the combinations on the list. As I read through it, this one really struck me.

    I mean, what 13/14 year old listens to Kansas?

    Since I knew the song, and the lyric match to the Elric brothers was SO perfect, I took this one on.

    Thanks, Evan for the idea!

    The music has been cut from almost 6:00 to just over 3:00. I cut a verse as well as lengthy (and repetitive) guitar solos. I almost wish I had left some of them in now.

    Here are the lyrics for those of you born after the song was popular. I'm guessing that's most of you. ;)

    Carry on my wayward son
    There'll be peace when you are done
    Lay your weary head to rest
    Don't you cry no more

    Once I rose above the noise and confusion
    Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
    I was soaring ever higher
    But I flew too high

    Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man
    Though my mind could think I still was a mad man
    I hear the voices when I'm dreaming
    I can hear them say


    On a stormy sea of moving emotion
    Tossed about I'm like a ship on the ocean
    I set a course for winds of fortune
    But I hear the voices say



    Carry on, you will always remember
    Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
    The center lights around your vanity
    But surely heaven waits for you

    Carry on my wayward son
    There'll be peace when you are done
    Lay your weary head to rest
    Don't you cry (don't you cry no more)

    Thanks to Scob, Batto and Judge for beta testing. And a big thanks to Scob for making me an honorary member of his studio about a year or so ago. I wanted to put an honorary video together, and just combined the two projects.


    Best Character Profile - AWA Expo 2007
    Best Drama - Otaku Omaha 2007
    2nd Place Overall - Kawaii Kon 2008
    Best Drama/Romance - A-Kon 2008

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