a change is gonna come lyrics – aaron neville

a change is gonna come
(originally by sam cooke)

i was born by the river
in a little tent
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

when i go to my brother, my brother, my brother
and i say,â “brother, help me please”
but he winds up knockin’ me
right down on my, on the knees

and 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, long time coming
well, i know, i know change gonna come
oh, yes it will

it’s been a long
it’s been a long, long time coming
well, i know, i know, i know change gonna come
oh, yes it will

/ aaron neville lyrics