Styx - Come Sail Away (Official Video)




"Come Sail Away" is a song by American progressive rock group Styx, written and sung by primary singer and songwriter Dennis DeYoung and featured on the band's seventh album The Grand Illusion (1977). Upon its release as the lead single from the album, "Come Sail Away" charted at #8 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100, and helped The Grand Illusion achieve multi-platinum sales in 1978. It is one of the biggest hits of Styx's career.


Musically, "Come Sail Away" combines a plaintive, ballad-like opening section (including piano and synthesizer interludes) with a bombastic, guitar-heavy second half. In the middle of the second half of the album version is a minute-long synthesizer instrumental break.






Lyrics


I'm sailing away set an open course for the virgin sea

I've got to be free free to face the life that's ahead of me

On board I'm the captain so climb aboard

We'll search for tomorrow on every shore

And I'll try oh Lord I'll try to carry on


I look to the sea reflections in the waves spark my memory

Some happy some sad

I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had

We live happily forever so the story goes

But somehow we missed out on that pot of gold

But we'll try best that we can to carry on


A gathering of angels appeared above my head

They sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said

They said come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me


I thought that they were angels but to my surprise

They climbed aboard their starship and headed for the skies

Singing, come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me

Come sail away come sail away

Come sail away with me



Songwriters: Dennis De Young

Come Sail Away lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group


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