Archives For July 6, 2013


Whenever I listen to this song I think about Vietnam Vets and the surreal existence they entered into, both on the field and at home. From a theological perspective the lyrics parallel the prodigal and the patience of his father, discussed by Jesus in the New Testament.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washi...

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am unsure as to whether or not the Vietnam Veterans experience underpin the lyrics. However, I do not think that it is a stretch to suggest such a connection, primarily because the war officially ended in 1975 and ‘Carry on Wayward Son’ was released in 1976.

37 years on Kansas can still play –  ‘thumbs up for dignified rock’… lest we forget.