How Come, How Long Lyrics

Babyface


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kenneth Edmonds, Stevie Wonder
album: Track 9 in album The Day
release date: 1996-10-29
popularity : 35 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul
styles: RnB/Swing/Rhythm & Blues
length: 5:15

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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 kinda man

He abused her love and 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 must look for the signs
And maybe next time we could save somebody's life


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Every Time I Close My Eyes
  • 2 Talk to Me
  • 3 I Said I Love You
  • 4 When Your Body Gets Weak
  • 5 Simple Days
  • 6 All Day Thinkin'
  • 7 Seven Seas
  • 8 The Day (That You Gave Me a Son)
  • 9 How Come, How Long
  • 10 This Is for the Lover in You