It’s Been A Long Time Coming

I respect that everyone does not support Senator Obama for president but that doesn’t detract from the the high that I’m on. There is no long entry today and I have no big comments to make. I’ve just had this song in my head all day, so of course I went to YouTube and found it. The singer is Sam Cooke; the song is A Change Is Gonna Come. It’s a bit mournful but yet so optimistic. It’s the optimism that I love.

A dear friend sent me the lyrics in an email this morning and I’m posting them here for my friends who can’t hear the music except in their hearts; you know who you are.

I was born by the river in a little tent

And just like the river, I’ve been running ever since

It’s been a long time coming

But I know a change is gonna come

It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die

I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky

It’s been a long time coming

But I know a change is gonna come

I go to the movie, and I go downtown

Somebody keep telling me “Don’t hang around”

It’s been a long time coming

But I know a change is gonna come

Then I go to my brother and I say, “Brother, help me please”

But he winds up knocking me back down on my knees

There’ve been times that I’ve thought I couldn’t last for long

But now I think I’m able to carry on

It’s been a long time coming

But I know a change is gonna come.

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One response to “It’s Been A Long Time Coming

  1. i really love sam cooke. and i believe that change has already come in many ways. i just want more and i want it now!

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