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A Change Is Gonna Come, song lyrics

Song: A Change Is Gonna Come
Lyrics: Sam Cooke(1)

Music: Sam Cooke
Year: 1964
Genre: Soul
Country: USA


I was born by the river in a little tent,
Oh, and just like the river I've been running ever since,
It's been a long, a long time coming,
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will.

It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die,
'Cause I don't know what's up there, beyond the sky.
It's been a long, a long time coming,
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will
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I go to the movie and I go downtown,
Somebody keep telling me "don't hang around"
It's been a long, a long time coming,
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother,
And I say, "Brother, help me please."
But he winds up knockin' me,
Back down on my knees
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There been times that I thought I couldn't last for long,
But now I think I'm able to carry on.
It's been a long, a long time coming,
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will.


Notes:

1 - Sam Cooke (1931 - 1964) biography from the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

2 - A Change Gonna Come information from Wikipedia about how the song was inspired by Sam Cooke and his wife being turned away from a "White-only" hotel in Louisiana in 1963.