How Come How Long Lyrics by Babyface

How Come How Long Lyrics

    Written by babyface, stevie wonder (1997)
    Performed by babyface featuring stevie wonder

    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
    She had so much to live for
    But she fell in love
    With the wrong kinda 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, for 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 man
    And she paid with her life
    For loving that man
    So we cannot ignore
    We must look for the signs
    And maybe next time
    We might save somebody's life


    I on occasion met that guy
    He stirred up bad feelings deep inside
    Something about him wasn't right
    The way he proves himself a man
    By beatin' his woman with his hands
    Oh i wish she'd seen the light
    How can someone like that
    Call himself a man
    In reality he's far more less than that
    And we cannot ignore
    Whenever we see the signs
    'cause any kinda of abuse
    God knows isn't right