Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Carry On Wayward Son Lyrics

Yngwie Malmsteen Inspiration cover art
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Carry on my wayward son,
For 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,
For 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,
For 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,
For there'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Carry on Wayward Son
  • 2 Pictures of Home
  • 3 Gates of Babylon
  • 4 Manic Depression
  • 5 In the Dead of Night
  • 6 Mistreated
  • 7 The Sails of Charon
  • 8 Demon's Eye
  • 9 Anthem
  • 10 Child in Time
  • 11 Spanish Castle Magic


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren
    album: Track 1 in album Inspiration
    release date: 1996-9-20
    popularity : 62 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
    length: 5:10
    composer: Kerry Livgren
    lyricist: Kerry Livgren
    Album Information
    label: Canyon International
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988013647831
    script: Latin