Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son Lyrics

Kansas Leftoverture cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren
release date: 1976-10
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genres: Rock
styles: Acoustic/Hard Rock/Prog Rock/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:23
remixer: Davy Moire, Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
producer: Jeff Glixman
drums: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
engineer: Bill “Bleu” Evans
electric guitar: Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
violin: Robby Steinhardt
background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
organ: Steve Walsh
viola: Robby Steinhardt
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
percussion: Phil Ehart
bass guitar: Dave Hope
Clavinet: Kerry Livgren
Moog: Kerry Livgren
assistant engineer: Jeff Glixman
synthesizer: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
composer: Kerry Livgren
lyricist: Kerry Livgren
Lyrics
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
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

  • Album Information
    label: Kirshner
    country(area): United States
    format: Cartridge
    script: Latin