Carry On Song Lyrics

J.J. Cale


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Dolores Mary O'Riordan
album: Track 1 in album Shades
release date: 1981-2
popularity : 227 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock
length: 2:21
producer: J.J. Cale and Audie Ashworth
drums: Russ Kunkel
piano: Christine Lakeland
vocal: J.J. Cale
mixer: Hugh Davies
electric guitar: J.J. Cale
recorded by: Hugh Davies
bass: Carol Kaye
organ: Christine Lakeland
guitar: Tommy Tedesco and J.J. Cale

Album Information

country(area): United States
barcode: 0042280010522
script: Latin

Cover Art

J.J. Cale Shades cover art


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If life’s little downs they keep coming around
Carry on, carry on
With darkness all about, you want to scream and shout
Carry on, carry on
Don’t cry baby, look at where you’ve been
Everybody knows you just need a friend
Please, please, please, if you’re down on your knees
Carry on, carry on
Your head is full of doubt, you can’t figure it out
Carry on, carry on
Between the time it takes to make all those mistakes
Carry on, carry on
It don’t matter what you say or do
It just seems to work out if you want it to
Let out all the slack, take it off your back
Carry on, carry on
Let me bend your ear, never shed a tear
Carry on, carry on
Carry on, carry on


Track Listing

  • 1 Carry On
  • 2 Deep Dark Dungeon
  • 3 Wish I Had Not Said That
  • 4 Pack My Jack
  • 5 If You Leave Her
  • 6 Mama Don't
  • 7 Runaround
  • 8 What Do You Expect
  • 9 Love Has Been Gone
  • 10 Cloudy Day