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Refrain}
Carry on my wayward son
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 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
{Refrain}
Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man, well
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
{Refrain}
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



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    UnregisteredJun 8, 2012 at 5:46 am
    And remember this site ask for our meaning or take on the song... Not nessiarly the songwriter's meaning... Just saying :p great song :)
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    UnregisteredApr 25, 2014 at 10:35 pm
    This song reminds me of a father who is either dead or dying and he's telling his son that even though he is gone, he still has to persevere and carry on. When my grandpa died he left the property and the 40 or so head of cows to my dad and said to carry on even though he won't be there to guide him. This was the song that was played at my grandpa's funeral and I might sing it at my graduation so this song has a lot of emotional meaning to me. I hope everyone else enjoys this song as much as I do. Carry on!
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    UnregisteredMay 4, 2012 at 8:56 am
    God talking to a guy who is on a wrong course wandering away and bying into the "illusion"of fame fortune and ego. The guy is quickly reminded of who he really is, and that he really knows nothing; and he is tired. God tells him to "carry on my wayward son" he will die soon and there will be rest. And he is heaven bound!
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    UnregisteredApr 15, 2012 at 12:08 am
    His life is no longer empty because he is going to heaven.
    The boy killed himself because life has been so hard and nothing equals the splendor of going home to god. He's telling his loved ones: don't you cry no more.
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    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    I think this song is about the prodigal, one who needs to find his way back to where he belongs. "now your life's no longer empty"
    "surely heaven waits for you"

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