A Change is Gonna Come

I was born by the river in a little tent
and just like the river I been runnin' ever since
It's been a long, a long time coming but I know
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
I go to the movie, and I go downtown
Somebody keep tellin’ me "don't hang around"
Then I go to my brother
(to my brother)
And I say "Brother, help me please"
 (Brother help me please)
But he winds up knockin’ me
(winds up knockin’ me)
Back down on my knees        
There been times when I thought

I wouldn't last for long
Now I think I'm able to carry on
Chorus (x2)

Sam Cooke