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Long Promised Road song meanings
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    General CommentThe song, I believe, has to do with Carl taking the reins in a sense. When Brian was not able to actively lead the band in the studio, Carl inherited that role. It is about overcoming obstacles and also confronting challenges. This is a beautiful, smart song that Carl considers his first "real" composition.
    vivianrexuton August 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIt's too bad nobody has commented on this, it's a really underrated song, and as always, Carl sings beautifully. Everytime I listen to the words, half of it sounds like mumbo jumbo to me for some reason (even though I can understand the words), but it seems pretty obvious that it has to do with overcoming difficult hurdles and fighting off the obstacles in life, or something like that. At any rate, people should search for this song on youtube, there's a really sweet music video type thing they filmed for it, with Carl.
    astroboton August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song isn't "socially conscious" or anything like some songs were supposed to be on Surf's Up, but it's cool because it does give you much more of a feeling of a narrative compared to most Beach Boys songs, and it's really cool. Carl sounds pretty proud here.
    stupidname111on December 22, 2013   Link

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