Title: "Come Sail Away"
Writer: Dennis DeYoung
Original Release: July 7, 1977
Album: The Grand Illusion
Dennis DeYoung wrote "Come Sail Away" while depressed about the fact that Styx's previous two albums had sold below expectations. This "song of hope" alludes to the book of Ezekiel 1:1-28 (read here). To me, there's no question that it's the band's best song and one of the masterpieces of prog rock. I have fond memories of air guitaring this one with middle school students.
"Come Sail Away" has had several notable television cameos. My favorites:
South Park - It's the sincerity that sells it:
Freaks and Geeks:
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