A Change Is Gonna Come
Sam Cooke Lyrics


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, 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

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Abkco Music Inc.
Written by: Sam Cooke

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Comments from YouTube:

George Hughes

I first heard this song in the summer of 1964. I was in the Army in Germany when my brothers turned me onto it. It quickly became the Black National Anthem. It remains one of the most powerful songs I have ever heard.

Wm Martin

In germany.the girl solider put her hands around my ear and said We now have potable water.the beer in Moscow was better.I tour the prison while the wife sees jueled chariots.eggs.lennon

Morriezel Powe

In 1964 i met Sam Cooke /ILA Hall\Mobile Al..Thoses were Thee Days.

mami mami

salute to you sir

HBDAGOAT

Thank you for your services and contributions to the country that are too often overlooked my brother!!

Jasin Sedo

Glad to be the 1000 liker❤️🥇

21 More Replies...

Kd Roofing

Even in today's world 2022, every line in this song is still relevant ✊🏾

Crystal Henry

Absolutely

roblw44

My two best friends recently died. One of them a month ago, the other a year ago. One night the three of us were hanging out on a Saturday night having ourselves a good time, laughing and driving around when my friend in the passenger seat asked my friend sitting in the backseat to sing for us. My friend in the backseat could sing very well and was in a gospel group with his brothers. He sang "a change gonna come". Little did I know that he was going to end up singing it to his funeral months later and now he's gone now too. These men were literally like brothers to me and now each time I hear this beautiful song, I dedicate it to them. Junie and JD, this is for you. My brothers

Kd Roofing

Be strong ✊🏾

More Comments

More Videos