a change is gonna come lyrics – sam cooke

“a change is gonna come”

i was born by the river in a little tent
and just like that river i’ve been running ever since
it’s been a long time coming
but i know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

it’s been too hard living, but i’m afraid to die
cos i don’t know what’s out there beyond the sky
it’s been a long, a long time coming
but i know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

i go to the movie
and i go down town
somebody keep telling me don’t hang around
its been along time coming
but i know a change is 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

there were times when 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 gone come, oh yes it will

/ sam cooke lyrics