Carry On My Wayward Son

Lyrics Analysis

Kansas

This song is a rock song by a group called Kansas. This song is about a search, a search for heaven. This song came to Livgren, the band guitarist as he became a Christian in 1980. He explains: "I felt a profound urge to 'Carry On' and continue the search. I saw myself as the 'Wayward Son". A "wayward son" is a person who is lost but might be searching for something.

The Meaning of the Song Revealed in the Lyrics

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

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
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry (don't you cry no more)


It talks about Jesus still working for you and you trying to find the path to him.