Oversight4 November 2011 permalink
Sometimes, I manage to overlook some very vital things. For example, I consider myself an amateur listener of soul music, but the very embodiment of that genre managed to fly completely over my head. Sam Cooke, in this instance with the extremely poignant “A change is gonna come”.
I was born by the river in a little tent Oh and just like the river I been a 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 Cuz 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 gon’ come oh yes it willI 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 gon’ come oh yes it willThen I go to my brother And I say “brother, help me please” But he winds up knocking me Back down on my knees There been times that I thought I wouldn’t last for long Now think I’m able to carry on It’s been a long, along time coming but I know A change gon’ come, oh yes it will