Carry On

May 29, 2008 at 4:10 pm 2 comments

There were so many songs of substance that I heard growing up. Music (and lyrics) kept me alive at times. Here’s another one I loved. It’s apparently an old video and not quite synchronized, but you get the idea! And it’s original! (Yes, of course I identified with the son. Always had a tendency towards androgyny.) If you want a cleaner version, the studio version follows at the bottom, with lyrics. Take your pick!


Carry on wayward son (Kansas)

Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond this 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 dreaming
I can hear them say
Carry on our 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 our wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more
No!
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 our wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. SanityFound  |  May 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    🙂 we like kansas, beautiful song and lyrics!

    Reply
  • 2. diaryofarecoveredbulimic  |  May 29, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Isn’t it beautiful? Makes me want to be a son! 🙂

    Reply

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