Babyface - How Come, How Long Lyrics



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

[HOOK]

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

[HOOK]




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Babyface How Come, How Long Comments
  1. Rosana Arruda

    Top 🙌

  2. Sirma Krstovska

    I listened on radio this today morning while going at work. (31.01.2020)

  3. batata pipo

    ❤❤2020

  4. charles williams

    WOW,,,,STEVIE WONDER JUST TOOK IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL...

  5. Ernest Nachaki

    we are still here in 2020.. cant get enough

  6. Jonathan vicente

    Stevie Wonder canta demais 👏👏👏👏👏👏

  7. Tony Mangin

    This song is incredible because i Witness my mother getting assaulted by her brother i love this song

  8. charles williams

    I'VE SAID THIS ALREADY BUT LADIES LET THE FIRST TIME BE THE LAST TIME BECAUSE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!!!!!
    GET AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!!

  9. Sylvia St.

    I‘m still here ♥️ 2020

  10. Camilo Ramos

    Stop the violence to woman

  11. Brown Sugar

    2020 🖐🏽

  12. Tam D.

    Here for 2020...❤️

  13. alex vieira

    This music is fantastic !!!

  14. Kimone Anderson

    Ladies if you are being abused, don't ever tell him you're leaving....please give him NO clue that you're leaving and just GO....go with what's on your back and your kids if you have any.... please

  15. Ahmed Mairamri

    .... Kinda man

  16. Wesley Kaluba

    One of the strongest songs I ever listened to at an early age. I told myself I'll always treat my girl as an angel. Still listening to it in 2020

  17. Joel Jose

    Who is that girl in 2:10?

  18. Can I please Get a waffle

    I’m tired of sad songs about fake depressed girls and being rejected, I just want someone to understand

  19. Santana Glover

    2020. Sends a very powerful message.

  20. vxy357

    Love the ending. How many of ya'll thought it was the woman lying under that sheet (I know I did)?

  21. sickbastard151

    wake up, its to late, right now, cant wait, pull the trigger now she dead. this is the lyric i can remember lool.

  22. Reme Masamvu

    Violence can't be resolved by more violence.... get help or get out

    Jen Malone

    Until you have lived it ..you need to keep your mouth shut! I am sick of people like you, saying its easy just to leave..you have no idea what its like to live in fear, even if you do manage too "just leave"..as you put it! Every vehicle is following you, every time the phone rings you go into panic mode. A knock on the door makes you grab the gun you bought because you are soo scared,..

  23. deanna woods

    To all people being abused: You don't have to put up with that kind of treatment and it will only get worse. The longer you stay the worse the abuse will become. There are so many cases where an abuse victims didn't make it out of the relationship alive. To the authorities: more has to be done to make abuse stop all together. Restraining orders are not enough and leaving doesn't always. Please do more to make abusers eventually stop.

  24. dlions20071

    Babyface is the Smokey Robinson of the 90s

  25. Kiki

    This song is a gem.

  26. Massy Wall

    powerful message i hope girls learn from this and get away before it's too late

  27. Sara East

    Pure gold

  28. Zoltan Muller

    👍👍👍

  29. NJABULO MEYIWA

    19 December 2019...check in

  30. Darren Revell

    Babyface is the real deal but is anyone not just waiting for when Stevie Wonder kicks in?

  31. HiC SoLo singer

    💜😻😻😻🎶🎶🎶

  32. Sibongile Vilakazi

    stevey wonders there .....wowo

  33. Gamma V

    My sister posting something about domestic abuse on Facebook reminded me of this song. She always did love it.

  34. Anna Anna

    No word about Stevie in description!!! Why?

  35. danieldanix1

    When a 5 minutes video speaks volume. It is so emotional, and sad that it still happens and not reported. Especially, the negative impact it makes on small kids. It's a deep scar that remains in young kids that results a lifelong pain. Any type of abuse should be reported to authorities right away.

  36. Emrah Aydın

    Nice music und very interested video. Thanx for All..

  37. Jammie DuRant

    Whose going to listen to this song this winter 2020?

  38. 1984 Γ

    Beautiful song

  39. Chris Davis

    Beautiful

  40. Renee Price

    I remember this song

  41. Byadam Amin

    how i longing for a song with storyline

  42. Lwanda Solombela

    You can't just not listen to it

  43. Courtney Reese

    So according to the dislikes, 802 men beat their women. 🤦🏽‍♂️

  44. FNKOK 51214

    open your eyes... das ist vom koran hör mal zu

  45. FNKOK 51214

    der babyface war islamist mit dem jesus aus USA

  46. FNKOK 51214

    babyface war sezgin mit seine freundin samantha

  47. jdeamore

    Stevie saying open up your eyes ok...you first Stevie...😂😂😂

  48. Shawn Alain Alston

    To all the women and men suffering from domestic violence in silence. Please get out, don't pack leave with the clothes on your back get your child or children and leave. Lives depends on it! Some don't get the chance....

  49. Meka Harris

    Purple Hearts for Domestic Violence.. 💜💜

  50. L. ANGEL LOVE

    WOW HOW AMAZING 2 MUSICAL GENIUS
    AT WORK AGAIN FOR A WORTHY CAUSE,

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST A
    WOMAN OR ANY ABUSE IS A CRIME
    AND IT'S FOOLISH FOR ANY
    WOMAN TO STAY IN A
    RELATIONSHIP WHERE SHE

    IS BEING ABUSED BECAUSE
    IT'S NOT HEALTHY FOR ANYONE'S SOUL
    MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY OR SPIRITUALLY

    NOR FOR ANYONE TO BE SO
    RUTHLESS AND COLD

  51. Isabella Lopez

    No one should have to endure physical abuse...ever!

  52. tims

    So powerful this was and still is.
    Remember when we used to feel the music and it touched you.

  53. Seif Kirwan

    باب عبيد

  54. Kathrin

    One of the best songs and best singers and musicians of all time!!! I just don’t know why they always call women girls! Just a shout out for all the abused women in the world!!! You deserve to be happy and free and at peace!!! Especially if it‘s not only you that suffers, your kids too! I don‘t have own kids, but furbabies....

  55. Duq Goobe

    He is my favorite

  56. Ghost boomdab

    2020 this song still bangin

  57. Hassan Osman

    I wish I could rewind the best of times....

  58. Róbert Èvi

    .HIUUUUUUUUUUUU.

  59. Jeremiah Gakuru

    The dislikes make me cringe every time wondering why anyone would hate such beautiful
    talent. Stop the hate. One world one love one people.

  60. Aurora Klippert

    Miles from Soul Food

  61. DW 001

    *WOW* *WOW* *WOW* VOICES SONG MELODY VIDEO.... JUST *WOW*

  62. DW 001

    This song was originally written for Michael Jackson I'm sure

  63. Hoang Tran

    19/09/2019 still love them...

  64. Brandi Grogan

    My friend X'ianna "Xynee" Graham was murdered last year by her boyfriend. R.i.p. until the resurrection. 😥

  65. zhang zhang

    no waiting

  66. Andrew Soloman

    Amaxing

  67. Stephanie loveCandiceDelong

    People who just stand by and do nothing are just as bad as the abuser

  68. 하만상만

    가사를 음미하다보면 간주는 사이렌이 되어 고막을 때린다

    하만상만

    He not a man

  69. Saaid R

    get it into your think skull, abuser. a real man don't beat up a woman

  70. Michelle Rene Lelethu Grobbelaar

    This song is relevant to South Africa right now.

  71. Zuyidin Zulkifli

    sorry my kid's love u

  72. Eugene Le Roux

    South African men take note of these words please

  73. Scraggledy

    💜💜💜

  74. Helena C

    Amazing song. Capt all the feelings of sorrow

  75. Helena C

    😢 So many things happen in US
    RIP for all girls that paid with their life for some maniacs

  76. zuyidin zulkifli

    haha😉

  77. aleksandra kovacevic

    Song for life.

  78. Chris Davis

    Still gets me

  79. Candace Shirley

    Just a great song that addressed domestic abuse
    Ahead of its time

  80. Oral Boswell

    Should we let it just go on turn your back and carry on

  81. Ebony Collins

    dude always play a villain on everything

  82. MadDog Mc Cree

    "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
    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

    [HOOK]

    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

  83. dan meyer

    Ok Im confused, the lyrics of the song suggest the woman was murdered by her husband "she paid with her life for loving that man" but in the video she is being arrested for assumingly killing him in self defense

  84. Moses Bonifantius

    Still rocking 2019 <3

  85. Angelikka X

    Used to love this song. Heard it at the wedding yesterday! Aw!

  86. Antony Macharia

    I know one...

  87. Simund Jay Penis

    2019 still listening!

  88. Zakarih Ludhor

    stevie isnt blind

  89. Fábio Alexandre Da Costa

    A greatest song.

  90. Kassaundra Willis

    First time watching this, I thought he killed her. Honestly, having lived through abuse (way after the release of this song), I giggled at the end.

    Seriously though, this song is more for EVERYONE who walks by and does nothing. No guilty conscience covers lack of moving. All those people represent someone who is aware of wrong, but looks the other way until tragedy strikes.

    "Open up your heart as well as your eyes "

  91. THEJAMEVTD

    คนไทย

  92. Anubis Performance

    Listening to this now, I wish I was older when my mother went through the abuse. But I was just a teen. It took me to reach the age of 17 to stand up to him for my mother. I'm now 40 and she's long divorced him. And she's such a happy person.

  93. Mr. Harris

    That Nigga always plays the bad husband or shady church member

  94. reb1138

    I think the kid in this video played the young Michael Jordan in 'Space Jam'