The road is long
With many a winding turn

from The Hollies – He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Similar to The Beatles' “Long and Winding Road” lyrically.

The line refers to the life we live, it has turns, ups and downs and can sometimes appear long. To those who say life is short are sometimes entirely wrong. As it is the longest thing you endure.

The line can be taken as both an optimistic and narcissistic outlook on life, the winding turns can be great opportunities or harrowing bad decisions but in the end, life is long so both those aspects will alter the path you take.

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