Carry On Wayward Son

“Carry On Wayward Son” – Kansas (1976)

Carry on my wayward son
Wtf dad, what is wayward?
For there’ll be peace when you are done
Done with what? Is this about college? I know you said science is a safe bet, but I’m gonna be a film major. Kevin Smith is a huge inspir-
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more
I’m not crying, you’re crying!
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
Oh no, is this another story about you doing acid as a teenager? I’m not on drugs. And no one does acid anymore.
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
Dad, those are flashbacks. You probably need to see a doctor.
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
… does this mean you’re not going to give me shit about film?
Masquerading as a man with a reason
Oh my fuck.
My charade is the event of the season
… are you trying to come out? Because if so that’s totally cool.
And if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don’t know
Wait, so…
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
Wtf dad.
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
It’s not that big a deal, anyway. You don’t have to have a specific degree to get a good job anymore.
Carry on, you will always remember
Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
Wait, you’re not dying, are you?
Now your life’s no longer empty
Surely heaven waits for you
Am I dying??
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
I gotta go.