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Beach Boys Long Promised Road Lyrics

Last updated: 01/28/2013 11:58:50 AM

So hard to answer future's riddle
When ahead is seeming so far behind
So hard to laugh a child-like giggle
When the tears start to torture my mind
So hard to shed the life of before
To let my soul automatically soar

But I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roaddblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Sew up the wounds of evolution
And the now starts to get in my way
So what if life's a revelation
If the mind speaks of only today
So real, the pain growing in my soul
Of climbing up to reality's goal

But I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roaddblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Long promised road
Trail starts at dawn
Carries on to the season's ending
Long promised road
Flows to the source, gentle force, never ending, never ending

So hard to lift the jeweled sceptre
When the weight turns a smile to a frown
So hard to drink of passion nectar
When the taste of life's holding me down
So hard to plant the seed of reform
To set my sights on defeating the storm

So I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roaddblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Oh, yeah-eah-eah-eah

Hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roaddblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Oh, yeah-eah-eah-eah

Hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roaddblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

I'd love to see you
I'd love to see you
I'd love to see you
I'd love to see you
I'd love to see you





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deep | Reviewer: ian whiteman | 1/28/13

Carl must have been looking forward to the tragic end of his life from brain cancer when he wrote this. This stands as one of the most profound spiritual songs of the last century and never fails to move me. Pre digital piece of beautiful record production when the Beach Boys all sported beards.

Can't Think of a Good Enough Title | Reviewer: Dana Gordon | 3/27/08

This is one of the, or THE, MOST uplifting songs by the Beach Boys or the Beatles or even from any hymnal. I like to play it on my way to work and on the way home, still today (2008) and I've had the album since it came out in the early 1970's. It says so much, and the album, "Surf's Up", is really like the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper" in many, many ways. So beautiful musically and lyrically, so creative, so mystical, and as the first review says, "maybe a current producer should try, no do, a re-release of this song"...it may be corny but the current Idol contestant, David Archulta, would be one excellent choice. He loves to do uplifting, positive songs. If you have never heard this song or album. Stop right now and get it in digital or any other way you can!

Amen! Namaste!
Chiao!

Ripe for a cover. | Reviewer: mike baldasarre | 1/14/05

This is one of Carl's best tunes. It shows his apreciation of Brian's genuis as well as his(Carl's)talent for crafting and performing what should have been a time-less Beach Boys classic. I think this track somehow got lost in the Brian Wilson/Mike Love shuffle. If your a producer out there that can make an impact,this song may be a through-back hit waiting to happen.

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