Kansas Carry on Wayward Son Lyrics

Leftoverture 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
  • 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

    Written by: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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