A Change Is Gonna Come Lyrics

Sam Cooke


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Sam Cooke
album: Track 7 in album Ain’t That Good News
release date: 1964
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length: 3:14
composer: Sam Cooke
lyricist: Sam Cooke

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Sam Cooke Ain’t That Good News cover art
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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


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 (Ain’t That) Good News
  • 2 Meet Me at Mary’s Place
  • 3 Good Times
  • 4 Rome (Wasn’t Built in a Day)
  • 5 Another Saturday Night
  • 6 Tennessee Waltz
  • 7 A Change Is Gonna Come
  • 8 Falling in Love
  • 9 Home (When Shadows Fall)
  • 10 Sittin’ In the Sun
  • 11 There’ll Be No Second Time
  • 12 The Riddle Song