How Come, How Long - Babyface feat 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 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, 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 why we'd like to tell ourselves
But not! 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


I on occasion met that guy
Instantly feeling deep inside
Something about him wasn't right
The way he calls himself a man
By beating his woman with his hands
Oh I wish that she had seen the light
How can someone like this call himself a man (He's not a man)
Cuz in reality he's far more less than yeah
And we cannot ignore whenever we see the signs
Cause anykind of abuse god knows is a sign

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