On The Music Goes

The award-winning theme song of Slipaway

Performed by Crystal Starr
Music by Julia Butler
Lyrics by Julia Butler and Daniel Mentz
Produced and Arranged by Herman Jackson

The song’s melody has been with writer/director Julia Butler for decades. She always knew it would find its perfect place one day.

Many times, recording artists and producers approached Julia for the rights to it. Julia held on, knowing somehow that it had to wait.

When the script for Slipaway began to develop, it became clear to Julia that her melody's time had finally come.

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Lyrics

"On The Music Goes"
by Julia Butler and Daniel Mentz

Time is but a dream.
Past lives and future loves
Riding on the winds, above.
Songs we all must sing,
Racing across the years
Inside a distant lens of love.

Can I trust my dream to a drifter's soul?
Will he find a way to make me whole?

On the music goes.
Your song must go on.
Through rainstorms and snows,
Your voice stays strong.
And somehow you know
That the wind will carry on;
Your song will carry on.

Echoes in our minds,
All left behind now.
A single note can right all wrongs.
Words have found their rhyme,
Soaring above the pain,
And our heart to us belongs.

Now I trust my dream to a drifter's soul.
He will find a way to make me whole.

On the music goes.
Your song must go on.
Through rainstorms and snows,
Your voice stays strong.
And somehow you know
That the wind will carry on;
Your song will carry on.

[Instrumental]

Now my dream is done.
Our song is sung.
Now I can move on.
The race is won.

On the music goes.
Your song must go on.
Through rainstorms and snows,
Your voice stays strong.
And somehow you know
That the wind will carry on;
Your song carries on.

(On the music goes)
(Song must go on)
(Through rainstorms and snows)
Rainstorms, rainstorms.
(Voice stays strong)
(And somehow you know)
You know
(Wind will carry on)
That the wind will carry on;
(Your song)
Your song carries on.
(Carry on)