Would Sam Cooke rewrite his lyrics if alive today?

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Sam Cooke released"A Change Is Gonna Come" On December 22, 1964.If he released it now, would these be his lyrics?I was born before social mediawhen things were easierYou just used a bookOr an encyclopaedia We talked and visited places But a change di...

Sam Cooke released

"A Change Is Gonna Come"

On December 22, 1964.

If he released it now, would these be his lyrics?


I was born before social media
when things were easier

You just used a book
Or an encyclopaedia

We talked and visited places

But a change did come

It was 1990
No one knew what would rule the skies

It was the planner’s divine bounty

It's been in a long time planning

But who knew what a change would come

I was born in a time when people say hi

Shook hands
And talked for real

The folks all seemed happy
And visited each other in automobiles

But now a change has come
Oh my
A change has come

These times are harder
The brother doesn’t speak to his father

The daughter and mother
Use emails as their alters

The friends lead a double life
Selfies are all rife

Jealousy and strife rule social media
Everyone addicted to WiFi haemophilia

A change has come

It’s never been wrong
It’s been planned all along

A new change has come

It’s been a long time planning
This separation for each other

A change has to come

It’s been a long time coming
A new change for us

I go to my mother’s email
She says she’s on the net

I call my brother

He says he aint got time
He’s online with his headset

I call my sister

She says she’s taking selfies
For her mister

Its been a long time coming
It’s always been their planning

This new change which has come

A separation of nations
A divide of families

Its a new times coming

A change has to come

We need to really reconnect
Break this addiction to the internet

Or forever separated we’ll be
Just another scene from Black Mirror

Living in a dark terror

A change has to come
Its been a long time waiting

A new change has to come

Before our emotions become too numb

A new change has to come

Where father really speaks to his son
Where daughters really talk to mum

A new change has to come
It’s been a long time coming

I hope it’s already begun

And a new change is running



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