A Change Is Gonna Come lyrics on Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke

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A Change Is Gonna Come lyrics

Facebook When Cooke first heard a song by Bob Dylan called "Blowin in the Wind", it had a profound affect on him. What struck Cooke was the challenge implicit in the song. "Jeez," Cooke mused, "a white boy ... writing a song like that". Cooke saw the connection of that song to the budding Civil Rights movement in the U.S. and was inspired. He incorporated his own personal experiences with segregation in Memphis, Shreveport and Birmingham, to reflect the lives and struggles of African-Americans of the time.

Each verse is a different movement, with the strings carrying the first, the horns the second, and the timpani carrying the bridge. The French horn conveys a sense of melancholy.

Though only a modest hit for Cooke, "A Change Is Gonna Come" became an anthem for the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The song is widely considered Cooke's best composition.

On December 11th, 1964, Cooke was fatally shot at an L.A. motel.
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Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come lyrics quotes

georgeplant061
23rd Apr 2014
"There were times when I thought I couldn't last for long
But now I think I'm able to carry on
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gone come, oh yes it will"