"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 re-released 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.