"Carry On" as written by and Dolores Mary O'riordan....
Looking for a single thread
A melody to help me get by
While we're passing the time

Is it real?
Does it give too much away?
Is pouring out my heart til you come back
A reason to stay, do you know?

Is this way home?
Is this way

We just stare while the wheels fall off
But everyone seems to carry on, carry on
No time to tell ya how much we lost
'Cause everyone needs to carry on, carry on

Looking for some words to say
There's no familiar faces round here
But the feeling's the same

Is it real?
Does it give to much away?
Is pouring out my heart till you come back
A reason to stay, do you know?

Is this way home?
Is this way

We just stare while the wheels fall off
But everyone seems to carry on, carry on
No time to tell ya how much we lost
'Cause everyone needs to carry on, carry on

Carry on, carry on
Carry on carry on
Carry on, (carry on)
Everyone needs to carry on

The places you know,
The friends that you owe
Somewhere to go
Does it pay to be alone?
Will I fall?
Is this way home?
Is this way home?
Is this way home?

We just stare while the wheels fall off
But everyone seems to carry on, carry on
No time to tell ya how much we lost
'Cause everyone needs to carry on, carry on

Carry on, carry on
Carry on carry on
Carry on, (carry on)
Everyone needs to carry on, carry on

It's the way I feel
Speak up when you know that it's real
It seems like it's taking you over
There's nothing in this world I can't show ya


Lyrics submitted by faded_punk_girl, edited by maria10000

"Carry On" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan

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    General CommentReminds me of Oasis a bit. Not bad all in all !
    gothic_hobbiton September 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBloody excellent song... Makes me feel so good.
    "Looking for a single thread of melody to help me get by" is the best line. You cant beat this band for talent.
    As for what its about... I dont know. Everyone has a personal opinion I guess.
    Lead2BurnedHopeon June 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe final decline of a relationship that was doomed from the beginning. While the two loved each other, they were too different to make it last, and this song is lamenting the end of the relationship and the need to get over and carry on.
    kezdumpon September 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok so im pretty sure this is about a relationship.

    i think that it might be about a relationship which kinda stuffed up and its over but he wants her back. but everyone else seems to just carry on and move on with life.
    Lester_91on March 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about a guy who let the girl he loved walk away thinking she would come because she always used to. But this time she does'nt. He sees everyone life carry on, thinks hers as well, wonders if it's real, never believed she could, used to pass the time waiting for her to come back, slowly its sinking in that she wont be coming back this time, he pours his heart out hoping that it will make her change her mind or change what is happening, he feels alone watching everyone going by because without her life has no sense, he hopes she will come back and tell him this isnt real and she still loves him, he cannot believe this is it. Maybe this time things are different and should not happen this way whatever the way it should now...
    maria10000on June 19, 2014   Link

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