Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Carry On / Questions




Carry On is the first song on the album Déjà Vu, by the recording act Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Written by Stephen Stills, this song was released as the B-side of "Teach Your Children", and went on to receive steady airplay of its own from AOR radio stations.


When nearing the end of the recording sessions for Déjà Vu, Graham Nash told Stephen Stills that they still didn't have an opening track. Many recording acts or producers prefer to start an album with a particularly catchy song, in order to set the mood and encourage listeners who are checking it out for the first time. Stills took two songs — (one being the song Questions[1] he'd written for and recorded with Buffalo Springfield), and edited them together with parts of a jam session from a few days earlier, to produce one finished piece.


The song is noted for the Bridge section, that makes a transition from the 6/8 rhythm to the 2/4 Rhythm, with the lyric lines sung in Acapella: "Carry on,/ Love is Coming,/ Love is Coming to us All".




"Carry On"


One morning I woke up and I knew you were really gone

A new day, a new way, and new eyes to see the dawn

Go your way, I'll go mine and carry on


The sky is clearing and the night has cried enough

The sun, he comes, the world to soften up

Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to carry on


The fortunes of fables are able to sing the song

Now witness the quickness with which we get along

To sing the blues you've got to live the dues and carry on


Carry on, love is coming, love is coming to us all


Where are you going now my love? Where will you be tomorrow?

Will you bring me happiness? Will you bring me sorrow?

Oh, the questions of a thousand dreams, what you do and what you see

Lover, can you talk to me?


Girl, when I was on my own, chasing you down

What was it made you run, trying your best just to get around?

The questions of a thousand dreams, what you do and what you see

Lover, can you talk to me?