A Change Is Gonna Come

Source: Sam Cooke

Song first released on Sam Cooke’s 1964 album Ain’t That Good News, inspired by Cooke and his entourage being turned away from a whites-only motel in Louisiana. (Wikipedia)

“A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke

Lyrics:
I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh, and just like the river I’ve been a-runnin’ ever since.
It’s been a long, a long time comin’,
but I know, oh-oo-oh,
a change gon’ 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 comin’,
But I know, oh-oo-oh,
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, oh-oo-oh,
A change gon’ come, oh yes, it will.

Then I go, oh-oo-oh, to my brother and I say, brother, help me please.
But he winds up knocking me back down on my knees, oh.

There’ve 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 comin’,
But I know, oh-oo-oh, a change gonna come, oh yes, it will.

Directed & Produced by: Hector Sanitizo, Robin Klein, Julian Klein, Mick Gochanour,
Video Editor: Andre Murrugarra
(C) 2016 ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.

Music video by Sam Cooke performing A Change Is Gonna Come. (C) 2016 ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.

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