Promised Land Lyrics + Video

by TobyMac | in Country
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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
The straight and narrows getting 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 dessert 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
And there’s one thing I know
There’s nowhere on this side of heaven
Where streets are made of gold 
I’ve long laid down 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 nothing left but hope in these 2 hands
 
Through all these seasons, I’m still believing, You’re my promised land
In all my grievin’ I’m still believin’, You’re my promise land.

Music video by TobyMac performing Promised Land. ForeFront Records; © 2021 F.L. Inc., under exclusive license to Capitol CMG, Inc.


Promised Land Song Story - TobyMac

"Promised Land" is a song by American Christian hip hop musician TobyMac. The song was released as a single on September 17, 2021. TobyMac co-wrote the song with Adam Agee, and collaborated with Micah Kuiper in the production of the single.

"Promised Land" peaked at No. 10 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart.

Background
In June 2021, "Promised Land" was reported to be TobyMac's next single following "Help Is On the Way (Maybe Midnight)" which was released in February 2021, with TobyMac expecting its release in September or October. The song was dedicated to TobyMac's grandfather, a miner in West Virginia who died from black lung disease.

TobyMac released "Promised Land" with its accompanying music video on September 17, 2021.

Composition
"Promised Land" is composed in the key of G with a tempo of 84 beats per minute and a musical time signature of 4
4.

Reception
Critical response
Jonathan Andre of 365 Days of Inspiring Media gave a positive review of the song, concluding: "Toby’s new song is one of hope and poignancy, and one that can maybe call us into action, too. As we as people living in this COVID-19 world need to ask ourselves where our promised land is, hopefully Toby can bring us into a space where we can be ok with asking the hard question of where our promised land lies, and who it lies in, and if we don’t know where, then why not, and maybe we should just start going on that journey, sooner than later."[8] In his review for Jesus Freak Hideout, Alex Caldwell wrote a favourable review of the single, concluding "With an honest, plainspoken delivery, and with only a hint of a triumphal ending, "Promised Land" flies in the face of most Prosperity Gospel-type teachings, and wisely insinuates that not every challenge or hard time down here will have a traditional happy ending. But TobyMac rightly states that "through the seasons" of life, the Lord is the sustainer, and His presence is the "promised land". The single is a new side of this music veteran and a refreshing bit of honesty in Christian music."

Commercial performance
"Promised Land" debuted on the Christian Airplay chart dated September 25, 2021, at No. 49.

"Promised Land" debuted at No. 37 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart dated October 9, 2021,

Music videos
The official music video of "Promised Land" was published on TobyMac's YouTube channel on September 19, 2021. The music video was filmed at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine in West Virginia, featuring TobyMac as a miner.

On November 25, 2021, TobyMac released the official lyric video of the song.

On January 7, 2022 TobyMac featuring Sheryl Crow released - Promised Land (Collab New/Audio)


TobyMac, Sheryl Crow - Promised Land (Collab New/Audio)

Official Audio for “Promised Land (Collab New)” by TobyMac and Sheryl Crow


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Bible Verses for Promised Land

Exodus 6 : 8

And I will bring you in unto the land which I sware to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am Jehovah.

Genesis 17 : 8

And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.