"Long Promised Road" is a song written by Carl Wilson and Jack Rieley for the AmericanrockbandThe Beach Boys. It was first released as a single in May 1971, and did not chart. It was then released on their 1971 album Surf's Up, and was rereleased as a single, with a different b-side, "'Til I Die", in October of the same year. This time it made it to #89 on the Billboard Hot 100. Aside from a few guitar parts written in the early days of the band, the song is Carl Wilson's first composition, he plays all of the instruments and handles the lead vocal on the track.