A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke 黑人民權歌曲,改變即將到來:歌詞及意思

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#1 歌曲
#2 歌詞
#3 翻唱





A Change Is Gonna Come
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A Change Is Gonna Come(1964) Sam Cooke

It’s been too hard living but I’m afraid to die
‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky
It’s been a long, a long time comin’,
But I know, oh-oo-oh,
A change gonna come, oh yes, it will.

A Change Is Gonna Come (1964) – Sam Cooke

A Change Is Gonna Come由Sam Cooke唱出,亦是R&B及靈魂樂。美國民權運動(Civil Right Movement)的代表歌曲,反對種族隔離及白人至上種族主義等議題,黑人爭取權益。這首歌曲被列為滾石雜誌(Rolling Stone)最偉大的500首歌曲之一,更因「文化、歷史、美學」方面被美國國會圖書館(Library of Congress)列入國家錄音登記部(National Recording Registry)保護名單中。

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Sam Cooke(1931-1964)是位黑人歌手,他的出現為黑人音樂帶來極大影響,例如:Aretha Franklin,Stevie Wonder及Marvin Gaye等等。作曲填詞都是由Sam Cooke,因當時社會不公,為黑色人種抱不平,所以當時有感而發作出A Change Is Gonna Come。

歌詞方面

填詞作曲由Sam Cooke一手包辦

I was born by the river, in a little tent
Oh, and just like the river
I’ve been running ever since

It’s been a long
A long time coming
But I know a change gonna come
Oh, yes it will

It’s been too hard living
But I’m afraid to die
‘Cause 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 gonna come
Oh, yes it will

I go to the movie
And I go downtown
Somebody keep telling me
Don’t hang around

It’s been a long
A long time coming
But I know, a change gonna come
Oh, yes it will

Then I go to my brother
And I say, brother, help me please
But he winds up, knockin’ me
Back down on my knees

Oh, there been times that 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 gonna come
Oh, yes it will

翻唱方面

Aretha Franklin版本

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