Carry On Wayward Son Lyrics

Yngwie J. Malmsteen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren
album: Track 1 in album Inspiration
release date: 1996-9-20
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 5:10
composer: Kerry Livgren
lyricist: Kerry Livgren

Cover Art

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