Music Monday – Carry On Wayward Son – Kansas

Welcome to Music Monday! As many of you know, music contributes a great deal to my writing process. Whether it’s a song’s lyrics, beat, rhythm, or tone, I find myself constantly inspired by it.

This past week, I had about five songs I was obsessed with. Three of them revolved around my male protagonist, so I decided to spotlight one of those. And the one I chose was “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas.
Every time I hear this rock song, I immediately begin building and shaping my main male lead. “Carry On Wayward Son” inspires traits I want this young man to have: rough and steely with a low tolerance for BS, yet also vulnerable and soft with a big heart. I kind of imagine him like a James Dean-ish character.
So far, I’ve had a lot of fun writing this character. And it’s only been more and more fun as I listen to rock songs similar to this Kansas hit, and get more and more inspired!

So here you go! Here’s “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas:

What song(s) are you in love with right now? Which one(s) offer you inspiration? Let me know! I’m always searching for songs that motivate my writing.