I was born by the river
In a little tent
Oh just like the river I've been runnin ever since
It's been a loooong long time comin' but I know
Change gonna come
Oh yes it will
It's been tooooo hard livin' but I'm afraid to diiiie
Cause I don't know what's up there beyond the sky
It's been a long long time comin' but I know
Change gonna come wooah yes it will
I go to the movie and I go downtown
Somebody keep tellin' me dont hang around
It's been a long loooooong time comin' but I know
That change gonna come oh yes it will
When I go to my brother I say brother help me please
But he winds up knockin' me back down on my knees beggin' please!
There've been times I thought I couldn't last that long
now I think I'm able to carry on.
It's been a long long time long time comin'
but I know that change gonna come oh yes it will.