I was born by the river In a little tent O just like the river i've been runnin ever since its been a loooong long time comin but i know change gonna come o yes it will its been tooooo hard livin but i'm afraid to diiiie cuz i dont know whats up there beyond the sky its 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 its been a long loooooong time comin but i know that change gonna come o yes it will When i go to my brother i say brother help me please but he winds up not givin me. back down on my knees beggin pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaase! yeah! ive been i couldnt last that long now i think im able to carry on. its been a long long time long time comin but i know that change gonna come o yes it will.