Beach Boys — Long Promised Road lyrics

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) hit hard (hard) at the battle
That's confronting me, yeah
(Knock) Knock down (down) all the
Road blocks stumblin’ me
(Throw) Throw off all the shackles
That are binding me down
(Down, down, down)

Sew up the wounds of revolution
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 of growing in soul
Of climbing up to reality's goal

But, I (hit) hit hard (hard) at the battle
That's confronting me, yeah
(Knock) Knock down (down) all the
Road blocks (road blocks) stumbling me
(Throw) Throw off all the shackles
That are binding me down
(Down, down, down, 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 scepter
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) hit hard (hard) at the battle
That's confronting me, yeah
(Knock) Knock down (down) all the
Road blocks (road blocks) stumbling me
(Throw) Throw off all the shackles
That are binding me down
(Down, down, down, down)

(Musical Interlude)
Oh, yeah, oow

(Hit) Hit hard (hard) at the battle
That's confronting me, yeah
(Knock) Knock down (down) all the
Road blocks (road blocks) stumblin’ me
(Throw) Throw off all the shackles
That are binding me down
(Down, down, down) ooh, yeah

(Hit) Hit hard (hard) at the battle
That's confronting me, yeah
(Knock) Knock down (down) all the
Road blocks (road blocks) stumblin’ me, yeah
(Throw) Throw off all the shackles
That are binding me down
(Down, down, down, down)

I'd love to see you (Hit hard
I'd love to see you (Hit hard, hard)
I'd love to see you (Down, down)
I’d love to see you (Down, down)
I’d love to see you
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