Carry on Wayward Son Lyrics

Kansas


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren
album: Track 9 in album Leftoverture
release date: 1976
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Acoustic/Hard Rock/Prog Rock/Arena Rock/Classic Rock

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Kansas Leftoverture cover art
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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 the 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 dreamin', I can hear them say

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

Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know
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 my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more

Carry on, you will always remember
Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
Now your life's no longer empty
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 no more


Track Listing


Cartridge 1
  • 1 Opus Insert
  • 2 Miracles out of Nowhere
  • 3 Questions of my Childhood
  • 4 Cheyenne Anthem
  • 5 Magnum Opus: a. Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat; b. Howling at the Moon; c. Man Overboard; d. Industry On Parade; e. Release the Beavers; f. Gnat Attack
  • 6 The Wall (Part I)
  • 7 The Wall (Conclusion)
  • 8 What's on My Mind
  • 9 Carry On Wayward Son