Emotions, The - A Long Way To Go Lyrics

I got my eyes on the summertime sky traveling a country mile
The time is here for winter rain singing a summer smile
(Singing a summer smile.)
I've been possessed and may have been blessed
If I can't be found, (If I can't be found)
You're gonna see the light in me
I'm gonna let it shine

Oh, oh, oh, oh
(Oh, sweet brother) Ohhhhhh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Sister, don't you know (Sister, don't you know, oh)
We've come a long way
We've got a long way to go
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. (Oh, sweet brother)
Sweet brother, don't you know (Sister, don't you know, oh)
We've come a long way
We've got a long way to go
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. Oooh, oooh, oooh

Been through the fire, down to the wire looking for my name
(Looking for my name)
Soared as high as a one-way sky all ending the same
(Ending the same)
Now I may feel a little more real, somehow I have found
(Somehow I have found)
The day is here to be someone
Spread it all around

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
(Oh, sweet brother,) Sweet brother, uh
Sister, don't you know, (Sister don't you know, oh,)
Don't you know. (We've come a long way.)
Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh. We've got a long way to go
We're gonna make it. (Oh, sweet brother)
Keep on trying. Keep on trying. (Sister, don't you know, oh)
We've come a long way
Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh. I know we can make it
(Oh, sweet brother,) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Make to the top. (Sister, don't you know, oh)
(Sister, won't you try.) We've come a long way
We got a long way. We got a long way. (Oh, yeah. Ah.)

We've come a long way
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yes we were
We've come a long way
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yes we were
We've come a long way
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yes we were
We've come a long way
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yes we were

We've come a long way. Never give up
Oh, yeah, ah. We have come a long way
We have come a long way
Keep on trying. We have come a long way
We have come a long way
Uhhhhh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
You know that we've come a long way
Never give up
We've come a long way. (Uh, huh)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yes we were
We've got a long way to go, a little bit more
Just a little bit, just a little bit more, yeah
Oh, oh, oh. Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh

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Emotions, The A Long Way To Go Comments
  1. Huggy Bear

    I think what made them a great group was they were so believable in every song they sang, and they went off at the end of songs. BEST female group of ALL TIME !!!

  2. Dr. killpatient

    A nice girl-power song. The Emotions could do it all. Note they didn't exclude the guys on the journey. Definitely, not fem-nazi's.

  3. Marke Sertalkink

    My GOD, 2919, this song is still important to hear. So very reverlant. Verdine my man, killing it.

  4. sabrina brown

    You keep posting stuff like this I will walk and I am not playing!!!

  5. Miss Foxx

    Love the End !!

  6. jeanene henry

    This kicked as a little girl on my panasonic 8 track. This was the album. Classic

  7. Karen Larkins

    I used to play this cover over and over while driving 98 miles to school, then back. Tears would be streaming down my face when I heard ,”we have come a long way, never give up!” This song got me through many a rough day. Thank you so much for posting!

  8. Alex Chambers

    I would love to see the Emotions in a Concert just like I have seen Earth, Wind & Fire.

  9. rainbow catcher

    we got a long way to go. keep on trying. never give up.......

  10. kalgon2011

    some people aren't evil just don't know good music when they hear it...that's all or just might not be there style but I don't agree with the thumbs down.

  11. kalgon2011

    love it... this my first time hearing song I think!!!!

  12. rochelle smith

    love them my favorite of all time 💝💝💝💝😍😍😍😍💖💖💖💖👑👑👑👑

  13. Beatrice Reed

    Love this song

  14. MIMI88998899

    Thank you for posting. I totally forgot about this jam.


    You are welcome😊😊

  15. polyprinz

    Just went down memory lane....amazing beautiful song!

  16. Tee Smooth

    My mama and her sisters song, they used to think they were the Emotions, kinda sad hearing this now, my mother the only one still here, and every time I hear this or any of the Emotions song from the Rejoice and Flower (No plans for tomorrow was their ish too)album it reminds me of them how they used to be singing and clowning..

  17. Janice Marie Singleton

    Love, love, love, love this group.

  18. HOME-Boie W


    Thank you my Sister for spreading the LOVE.
    Something Terrible has happened to our music today.
    Seems to be Filled with hate, Where is the Love?
    The Emotions were about Love and we could feel it!

    We've Come A Long Way... We've Got A LONG TO GO!

  19. Jeffery Thompson

    I love this song I remember wen this Album came out I was young but I fall in love with these girl and still am in love with them

  20. MsTashab12

    If anyone knows any old songs that are not on youtube......just let me know and I try my best to find them

    Stephanie parker

    Yeah I was trying to make sense of that too.......I think this song is symbolic of a woman going through the process of "finding herself" and she beckons others to come along and get over troubled times...............something along that line :) hope that helps!

  21. Ray Jackson

    Tight!..10+  The lead(s), harmonies and production are timeless...They kill it at the end especially Wanda on the bottom notes of the harmony

  22. Rotten Ice

    I dedicate this song to all my beautiful sisters and daughters Debra Ray,Sherry,Rozzie,Rashida, Angela Counts,Sonya Richards,Donna Oleary,Camille Jones,my daughter Nykiah, Candace, Christie and Lynnejanette!#yall better sang it

  23. koollatter

    This took me straight back to my childhood. I remember listening to this album many times when I was little. Those ladies sound like angels.  Thanks for the upload and the memories.


    no problem :)

  24. Gregory C

    The mighty Emotions!  Where has the music gone?

    MusicLover P

    Amen I agree with you

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  26. wandermusic27

    I just had to post again! Who would give this wonderful, classic song a thumbs down?Those who have heard songs by The Emotions know their music comes from the heart and it definitely speaks to the heart! Their name speaks for itself!

    HOME-Boie W

    The people or entities that thumbs down this song are Soul-less Beings...
    Oh and you know what they are (EVIL).... :~(

  27. MsTashab12

    no problem :)

  28. Karen Larkins

    Thank you so much for posting this favorite cover of mine! I have been looking for it on YouTube for quite some time. Such an inspirational message of love and hope!
    Many thanks!

  29. Damonw305

    I wonder if when Wanda, Sheila, and Pam were recording the Rejoice album if they had any idea how lasting the impact their sound would be on music. I remember I played every song on that album equally. Still an incrediblle jam. Thanks for the post...

  30. Te Auripo Whiu

    Loved it then - still lovin' it now! good music transcends time!

  31. Gregory C

    Love, Love, Love this song!!!!!!

  32. MsTashab12

    you're welcome

  33. MsTashab12

    you're welcome

  34. wandermusic27

    Thank you for this song! Has always been one of my favorites!