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Bon Troyage

  
The Grand Illusion
  ♫Come Sail Away  
Aimee Mann

◄  Album : The Grand Illusion  -  Performed by: Aimee Mann  ►
  Composed by: Dean Pelton  -  First heard: "Geothermal Escapism"



Quote
A gathering of angels appeared above my head, they sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said...
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— Styx

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Bon Troyage - Come Sail Away

Aimee Mann version of "Come Sail Away"
In the groups fifth year at Greendale, Troy is forced to say goodbye to his best friend Abed. This was due to stipulations imposed on him in Pierce's will which stated that in order to earn the Hawthorne's fortune he had to sail around the world. He was given a sailboat, "The Childish Tycoon", along with a crewmate to ensure he would complete his task, his childhood idol LeVar Burton. After saying his goodbyes to the group, he climbed aboard the rig the vessel was on to begin his journey. As he left the campus, a cover version of the song "Come Sail Away" performed by Aimee Mann is played during the scene. It was first heard in the Season Five episode "Geothermal Escapism."

The original song with full lyricsEdit

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Styx - Come Sail Away

Lyrics:


I'm sailing away,

Set an open course for the virgin sea,

'Cause I've got to be free,

Free to face the life that's ahead of me,

On board, I'm the captain, so climb aboard,

We'll search for tomorrow on every shore,

And I'll try, Oh Lord I'll try, to carry on

I look to the sea,

Reflections in the waves spark my memory,

Some happy, some sad,

I think of childhood friends and the dreams we had,

We lived happily forever, so the story goes,

But somehow we missed out on the pot of gold

But we'll try best that we can to carry on

A gathering of angels appeared above my head,

They sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said,

They said come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me lads,

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me,

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me baby,

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me

I thought that they were angels, but to my surprise,

We climbed aboard their starship, we headed for the skies

Singing come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me lads

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me

Come sail away, come sail away, come sail away with me...


TriviaEdit

  • The use of this song for Troy's farewell episode is related to the Season One episode "Debate 109". Upon watching a video of Abed's "The Community College Chronicles" (which seemed to tell the future) and seeing the character based on him was crying, Troy asked if he was going to hear the song "Come Sail Away" again.
  • The song "Come Sail Away" was a huge hit for Styx in 1978 and reached number 8 on Billboard Hot 100.
  • This is the second song sung by artist Aimee Mann to be featured on Community. The first song was "Wise Up" from the Season One episode "Spanish 101".
  • "Come Sail Away" was used in the pilot of NBC's 1999 TV drama "Freaks and Geeks". Coincidentally, actor Donald Glover (who plays Troy Barnes on "Community") wrote a song called "Freaks and Geeks" which was released on his 2011 Childish Gambino album "EP". A video of this song can be seen HERE.



Come Sail Away Singles cover
"Come Sail Away" singles cover

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