A Change Is Gonna Come Lyrics

Aretha Franklin


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Sam Cooke
album: Track 11 in album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
release date: 1967-3-10
popularity : 46 users have visited this page.
genres: Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 4:18

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Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You cover art
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There's an old friend that
I once heard say
Something that touched my heart
And it began this way

I was born by the river
In a little tent
And just like the river
I've been runnin ever since
He said it's been a long time comin'
But I know my change is gonna come
Oh yeah

He said it's been too hard livin'
But I'm afraid to die
I might not be if I knew
What was up there
Beyond the sky
It's been a long, a long time comin'
But I know my change has got to come
Oh yeah

I went, I went to my brother
And I asked him, brother
Could you help me, please?
He said, good sister
I'd like to but I'm not able
And when I, when I looked around
I was right back down
Down on my bended knees
Yes I was, oh

There've been times that I thought
I thought that I wouldn't last for long
But somehow right now I believe
That I'm able, I'm able to carry on

I tell you that it's been along
And oh it's been an uphill journey
All the way
But I know, I know, I know

I know my change is gonna come
Sometimes I had to cry all night long
Yes I did
Sometimes
I had to give up right

For what I knew was wrong
Yes it's been an uphill journey
It's sure's been a long way comin
Yes it has

It's been real hard
Every step of the way
But I believe, I believe
This evenin' my change is come

Yeah I tell you that
My change is come


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Respect
  • 2 Drown in My Own Tears
  • 3 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
  • 4 Soul Serenade
  • 5 Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
  • 6 Baby, Baby, Baby
  • 7 Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)
  • 8 Good Times
  • 9 Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  • 10 Save Me
  • 11 A Change Is Gonna Come