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A Change Is Gonna Come Lyrics

from Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 (Remastered)

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"A Change Is Gonna Come" is track #29 on the album Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 (Remastered). It was written by Cooke, Sam.
"A Change Is Gonna Come" is track #29 on the album Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 (Remastered). It was written by Cooke, Sam.

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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

Songwriters
COOKE, SAM

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