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Head down as I punch this clock
The hours roll, they never stop
And I can’t ever seem to get ahead
Always tryin’ to do what’s right
Straight and narrow, it’s gettin’ tight
Don’t know how much longer I can stand

And I’m wonderin’
Yeah, I’m wonderin’
Where’s my promised land?

Out here on this desert road
It’s hot as fire but I’ve grown cold
Circlin’ like a plane that never lands
And even though the questions change
The answers always stay the same
Maybe someday I will understand

So I’m wonderin’
Got me wonderin’
Where’s my promised land?

Yeah, I’m wonderin’
Still, I’m wonderin’
Where’s my promised land?

Well, I’ve run this Earth for many years
If there’s one thing I know
There’s nowhere on this side o’ Heaven
Where streets are made o’ gold
I’ve long laid tell my grand illusions
Lookin’ toward the day that I’ll be home

I won’t give up on this race
Broken but I still have faith
That this old life is all part of a plan
And I can feel it in my soul
One day, I’ll stand before the throne
With nothin’ left but hope and these two hands

Through all these seasons
I’m still believin’
You’re my promised land
In all my grievin’
I’m still believin’
You’re my promised land

You’re my promised land
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
My promised land
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
Ah, ah
Oh, oh
You’re my promised land

Song: Promised Land Artist: TobyMac
Album: Promised Land
Licensed to YouTube by: UMG (on behalf of Forefront (FRF))

About This Song

"I think if we're honest, every one of us has wondered at one time or another, 'where's my promised land? Where's the blessing for me and my family that would come my way on this earth if I chose to follow the King of Kings?' There is scripture to support that, but is that really the promise of the Promised Land? I shot the video in a coal mine in honor of my granddad, a miner from West Virginia. My dad grew up in a mining camp there. It was a hard life. A life where I imagined they must have wondered, 'where in the world is our promised land?' I know everything we've been walking through you might be wondering that same thing. 'Where's the promised land? Can we find a promised land on earth or is it eternity? Can we find it in the pain and our valleys? Maybe even in our beautiful days?' The lyrics of this song lands exactly where I want my life to land. It's that our promised land is really no land at all, but a relationship with the king that loves us deeply. It turns from 'where's our promised land' to 'You're my promised land.' Maybe the promised land we're looking for isn't a place at all, but a person named Jesus."
-TobyMac

(Check out the song story video below.)