A Change Is Gonna Come
Aretha Franklin Lyrics


There's an old friend that
I once heard say
Something that touched my heart
And it began this way

I was born by the river
In a little tent
And just like the river
I've been runnin ever since
He said it's been a long time comin'
But I know my change is gonna come
Oh yeah

He said it's been too hard livin'
But I'm afraid to die
I might not be if I knew
What was up there
Beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time comin'
But I know my change has got to come
Oh yeah

I went, I went to my brother
And I asked him, brother
Could you help me, please?
He said, good sister
I'd like to but I'm not able
And when I, when I looked around
I was right back down
Down on my bended knees
Yes I was, oh

There've been times that I thought
I thought that I wouldn't last for long
But somehow right now I believe
That I'm able, I'm able to carry on

I tell you that it's been along
And oh it's been an uphill journey
All the way
But I know, I know, I know

I know my change is gonna come
Sometimes I had to cry all night long
Yes I did
Sometimes
I had to give up right

For what I knew was wrong
Yes it's been an uphill journey
It's sure's been a long way comin
Yes it has

It's been real hard
Every step of the way
But I believe, I believe
This evenin' my change is come

Yeah I tell you that
My change is come

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Written by: Sam Cooke

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There's an old friend that
I once heard say
Something that touched my heart
And it began this way
I was born by the river
In a little tent
And just like the river
I've been runnin ever since
He said it's been a long time comin'
But I know my change is gonna come
Oh yeah
He said it's been too hard livin'
But I'm afraid to die
I might not be if I knew
What was up there
Beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time comin'
But I know my change has got to come
Oh yeah
I went, I went to my brother
And I asked him, brother
Could you help me, please?
He said, good sister
I'd like to but I'm not able
And when I, when I looked around
I was right back down
Down on my bended knees
Yes I was, oh
There've been times that I thought
I thought that I wouldn't last for long
But somehow right now I believe
That I'm able, I'm able to carry on
I tell you that it's been along
And oh it's been an uphill journey
All the way
But I know, I know, I know
I know my change is gonna come
Sometimes I had to cry all night long
Yes I did
Sometimes
I had to give up right
For what I knew was wrong
Yes it's been an uphill journey
It's sure's been a long way comin
Yes it has
It's been real hard
Every step of the way
But I believe, I believe
This evenin' my change is come
Yeah I tell you that
My change is come



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I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh and just like the river I've been running ev'r since
It's been a long time, 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
I go to the movie and I go downtown
Somebody keep tellin' 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, oh
There have 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 is gonna come, oh yes it will



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Cubic andi

Who else is listening in May 2020? I hope a change is going to come

William Jones

We'll all just have to live through it to see it come to pass. Already some change has come. Just depends on where we all examine it from our own perspective starting points in life. Sing the song Queen Aretha, you are soooo missed.

Dixie Schlueter

February 2021

Boluwatitonisola Omoniyi

January 2021

bradly2007

January 2021 looks like a change is finally coming, love Sam or Aretha going to the depths of amazing timeless classic

Prince Shah

January 2021 india

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Eric06410

I’m not crying, you’re crying 😢

latonya spencer

I’m crying buckets of tears🥲

Michelle Espino

Man her voice is too soulful it's almost supernatural

Terrell Staley

One of a kind voice!

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