Promised Land

Words and Music by Steven Andrew Kacsmar (c) 2003

No matter where I go and no matter what I do
It always feels like something’s missing - I wish I had a clue
I’ve lived in sorrow deep and blue I walk these streets - nowhere to go
What do I think I’m gonna find when I get there? Well I don’t know

But I’ve had all I can stand
I thought this was the promised land
Sometimes it’s just so hard to live
Can you tell me what does it take
And why does my heart seem to ache
When I’ve got so much love to give

What does it take to give me the freedom from my own private hell
Why do I lock my prison door from the inside how can I break this spell
I’ve felt the grip of uncontrollable desire and I have been burned by passion’s fire
But when I finally open up I discover I’m nothing but a liar

And I’ve had all I can stand
I thought this was the promised land
Sometimes it’s just so hard to live
Can you tell me what does it take
And why is my heart the one to break
When I’ve got so much love to give

Sometimes, I wonder why I don’t like the face I see
Who’s this dark and secret man I just don’t understand
Just what it is I fear

I’ve had all I can stand
Thought love was the promised land
Whatever happened to my dream
Can you tell me what does it take
Where’d I make my big mistake
Now when did life get so extreme

And I’ve had all I can stand
Thought love was the promised land
Sometimes it’s just so hard to live
Can you tell me what does it take
And why is my heart the one to break
When I’ve got so much love to give
Sometimes it’s just so hard to live
And there is no one to forgive