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from The Day

"How Come, How Long" is track #2 on the album The Day. It was written by Edmonds, Kenneth / Wonder, Stevie.
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There was a girl, I used to know, she was, oh, so beautiful
But she's not here anymore, she had a college degree
Smart as anyone could be, she had so much to live for

But she fell in love with the wrong kind of man
And he abused her love, treated her so bad
There was not enough education in her world
That could save the life of this little girl

How come, how long, it's not right, it's so wrong
Do we let it just go on, turn our backs and carry on
Wake up, for it's too late, right now, we can't wait
She won't have a second try, open up your hearts as well as your eyes

She tried to give a cry for help, she even blamed things
On herself, but no one came to her aid
Nothing was wrong as far as we could tell
That's what we'd like to tell ourselves, but no, it wasn't that way

So she fell in love with the wrong kinda man
And she paid with her life for loving that man
So we cannot ignore, we look for the signs
And maybe next time, we may save somebody's life

How come, how long, it's not right, it's so wrong
Do we let it just go on, turn our backs and carry on
Wake up, for it's too late, right now, we can't wait
She won't have a second try, open up your heart as well as your eyes

I, on occasion met that guy
He stirred up feeling deep inside, something about him wasn't right
The way he proves himself a man
By beatin' his woman with his hands, oh, I wish that she was still alive

How can someone like that call himself a man, he's not a man
'Cause in reality, he's far more less than that
And we cannot ignore at all, whenever we see the signs
'Cause any kind of abuse, God knows is a crime

How come, how long, it's not right, it's so wrong
Do we let it just go on, turn our backs and carry on
Wake up, for it's too late, right now, we can't wait
She won't have a second try, open up your hearts as well as your eyes

How come, how long, it's not right, it's so wrong
Do we let it just go on, turn our backs and carry on
Wake up, for it's too late, right now, we can't wait
She won't have a second try, open up your heart as well as your eyes

Say, open up your eyes, today
Don't let it be too late
Open up your hearts and do it right away

Songwriters
EDMONDS, KENNETH / WONDER, STEVIE

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