Can I go on my way without you
Oh how do I know
If I go on my way without you
Oh where would I go

Set sail with me
Misty lady, set my spirit free
New love to find
And though I leave another behind

I'll always (Come back to you)

She's my lady, now and ever
Oh how do I know
Can we go all the way together
Oh let it be so

So we'll say our last goodbye
And we'll make it this time
Hey ho set sail with me
To a paradise out beyond the sea

Say yeah if you wanna go

I'll always (Come back to you)
Atlantis (Is back to you)
I'll always (Come back to you)

Atlantis (Is back to you)
I'll always (Come back to you)
Atlantis (Is back to you)
I'll always (Come back to you)

Baby, I'll always (Come back to you)


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Voyage to Atlantis Lyrics as written by Marvin Isley Ernie Isley

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    I feel this song is about a troubled relationship where both individuals have thought about taking separate paths.  They are not sure if they can go on without each other.  They decide to start love anew. It’s an old love that is now a new love incorporating the changes that both individuals have undergone. That’s what it means to me.

    Kawaii_Naion September 09, 2013   Link
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    this song is about leaving a lover that you later miss

    audioaxeson December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    ....Just beautiful!

    undescribableon January 11, 2007   Link
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    Ernie Isley is one of the best Guitarist ever.

    greatelephant1966on March 06, 2009   Link
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    I love this song musically. Lyeically, not so much. I'vw read interpretations where this song is saying that when a person dies, you can never see them again. If this is what the song is saying, then I have to say this song is a real downer. I hope 2 things: 1) that this is not what the lyrics mean and 2) that interpretation is wrong.

    If the interpretation is right, then I hope to find this song as a karaoke track. I simply will not be able to listen to the original w/o crying.

    RRiccion December 05, 2013   Link
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    I think this is song about loving someone and losing her/him to death.

    Can I go on my way without you / where would I go? When your love one is dying, these are the questions you think.

    Set sail with me Misty lady, set my spirit free New love to find And though I leave another behind

    This is positive thinking, that youll think/hope that you see your love one again in afterlife. Setting sails is going together to eternity, setting spirit free is that relief when you are back with your love. New love to find, thought leave another behind is finding that love is still there, not gone.

    Repeating I will always come back to you, is telling yourself that you will see again, even if she/he dies. It helps to ease the pain.

    She's my lady, now and ever...how can I know Can we go all the way together? ...let it be so

    You still have a little doubt will you see her/him again in afterlife, but then you choose to believe it.... let it be so. It ease your mind, its easier to accept the death.

    So we'll say our last goodbye And we'll make it this time Hey...ho...set sail with me To a paradise out beyond the sea

    Now she/he is dead. It is easier to let go, when you are sure that youll see again later. When you see him/her last time alive, you are saying him/her that be waiting for me, Im coming later. Set sails = be ready.

    Atlantis (Is back to you) I'll always (Come back to you) This I think is that you have mixed feelings, you're thinking that you'll be back to her/him, but in another hand you realize that isn't really true, because Atlantis is a myth.

    This is song about eternal love.

    starteron February 21, 2014   Link
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    This song brings out a mans unconditional love for a woman.. although he feels as if he could possibly see himself without this woman but says in the same statement how far would he go...(such a journey right) we as humans tend to go through a battle with ourselves and our significant others to a point in seems like a voyage to no where .. as he say so “we’ ll say our last goodbye”.. but overall in due time they get back together because as he states I’ll always come back to you !

    TrueIntentCandleMakeron June 14, 2019   Link
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    I think they are talking about a place. Leaving there looking for new adventures, but will always return because that's home

    Gullyeon October 10, 2022   Link

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