Long Is The Way

Oh Lord I made it through
I’m gonna lay down my load
One more mile or two
Can’t escape from my fate, no

Long is the way
Long is the way …

All clad in silk and gold
I have seen kings and their queens
With just one single golden thread
I could have woven dreams
I’ve dug for gold it’s true
And those kings granted loans
But I’m still empty-handed
Now I’m heading home

Long is the way
Long is the way …

Set sail long ago
Pledged to fortune and fame
And the woman that I will face
Shoulders bent in shame
Almost hope that she broke
Solemn promise she made to me
Save her hand for a rich man
In vain, in vain, for me

Long is the way
Long is the way …

There’s a car coming this way
It’s the first in a line
With a sense of foreboding
I try to see inside
My eyes meet through the bridal veil
Those that I left behind
Both our hearts have stopped beating
Two promises have died

Long is the way
Long is the way …