Leave it to Styx to take a seemingly straight-forward song about sailing away from life’s trouble and suddenly end it with an alien visitation. Actually, I’ve read multiple interpretations of the film’s final verses. Some see it as the subject of the song being abducted by aliens. Others think that it means that he’s been taken into Heaven. Because it’s a Styx song, the lyrics are open to many readings as long as you accept that it’s either angels or aliens.
Considering all of the debate that’s been inspired by this song, the music video is a pretty simple affair. Like the majority of the videos that were released in the days before MTV, it’s a simple performance clip. If you were hoping to see either aliens or angels in this video, you’ll be disappointed. It’s good song, though. It’s impossible not to get that chorus stuck in your head.