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How Come, How Long

This song is by Babyface, features Stevie Wonder and appears on the album The Day (1996) and on the album At The Close Of A Century (1999) by Stevie Wonder.

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How Come, How Long
There was a girl I used to know,
She was oh so beautiful
But she's not here anymore.
She had a college degree,
Smart as anyone could be
Had so much to live for.
But she fell in love
With the wrong kinda of man,
He abused her love and treated her so bad.
There was not enough education in her world,
That could save the life of this little girl.

How come, how long?
It's not right, it's so wrong.
Do we let it just go on?
Turn our backs and carry on?
Wake up, it's too late,
Right now, we can't wait.
She won't have a second try,
Open up your hearts,
As well as your eyes.

She tried to give a cry for help,
She even blamed things on herself
But no one came to her aid.
'Nothing was wrong as far as we could tell',
That's what we'd like to tell ourselves
But no, It wasn't that way.
So she fell in love,
With the wrong kinda of man.
And she paid with her life,
For loving that man.
So we can not ignore
We must look for the signs.
And maybe next time we might save somebody's life

(Ooh)
I on occasion met that guy
He stirred a feeling deep inside
Someth'n 'bout him wasn't right.
(ooh) The way he proves himself a man
by beating his woman with his hands
I wish that she had seen the light.

How can someone like this call themselves a man?
(He's not a man)
Coz in reality he's far more less than.
And we cannot ignore whenever we see the signs,
coz any kind of abuse God knows is a crime!

How come, how long?
It's not right, it's so wrong.
Do we let it just go on?
Turn our backs and carry on?
Wake up, it's too late,
Right now, we can't wait.
She won't have a second try,
Open up your hearts,
As well as your eyes.

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