Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son - Live from Canada Jam 1978
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Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son - Live from Canada Jam 1978



"Carry On Wayward Son" was written by Kansas guitarist Kerry Livgren for their 1976 album Leftoverture. According to Livgren, the song was not written to express anything specifically religious, though it certainly expresses spiritual searching and other ideas.


This was the group's first major hit, and like their next one, "Dust In The Wind," it was a last minute addition to the album.

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






Songwriters: Kerry Livgren / Kerry A Livgren

Carry on Wayward Son lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC






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