Ebony and Ivory

Album: Tug Of War (1982)
Charted: 1 1
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  • Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony
    Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don't we?

    We all know that people are the same where ever you go
    There is good and bad in ev'ryone
    We learn to live, we learn to give
    Each other what we need to survive together alive

    Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony
    Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord why don't we?

    Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony
    Ebony, ivory, ooh

    We all know that people are the same where ever you go
    There is good and bad in ev'ryone
    We learn to live, when we learn to give
    Each other what we need to survive together alive

    Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony
    Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord why don't we?

    Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don't we
    Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony
    Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony
    Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony
    Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony
    Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony
    Ebony, ivory living in perfect harmony Writer/s: Paul Mccartney
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Tratore
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 16

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenWell intentioned, but in the end, the song is rather sappy and about as subtle as a two-by-four in the face.
  • Julia from Milton, Pai also remember psych promo
  • Julia from Milton, Pathat's depressing. such a beautiful song doesn't deserve top 10 worst songs of all time. or worst duet ever. come on people.
  • Adam from York, Payou know that we didn't start the fire, kokomo, we built this city, courtesy of the red, white, and blue, the sound of silence, and i'd do anything for love but i won't do that are also on the blender list. WE BUILT THIS CITY is ranked 1. Blender is mentally ill and everyone with any sanity knows it. But if you want a laugh, check out the most crazy musicians ever by blender, youll laugh a lot.
  • Caryn from Satellite Beach, FlI am a big Beatles fan, and love most of Paul's solo work. This song has a great message, but I unfortunately agree that it belongs in the top ten worst songs ever.
  • Jeff from Boston, MaGreat example of a song that was an absolute mammoth smash hit when it debuted but that you will never hear on the radio today.
  • Og from Los Angeles, CaThis is a very good song with a good message.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI love the song! I saw the video years ago. I know when I watched Larry King Live,Stevie Wonder Met MLK jr when he was 14,but briefly.On Black to The Future[70s] they were mocking Stevie Wonder.
  • Sandra from Gardnerville, NvIt is no "wonder" that Paul McCartney admired Stevie Wonder. Paul McCartney has always had a melody in his mind. He was born that way, I think. He really became the driving force for The Beatles. Admit it or not. He is, also, a smart business man...The collaboration was genius. As for the song, I enjoy it very much. It is simple and has a great "harmony" to it. I sing both parts...Love it.
  • Emma from Duxbury, MaSomething hilarious- James Roday and Dule Hill (co-stars from Psych) sing this in a promo for the new season of Psych, starting July 18th. It's so cheesy it's hilarious!
  • N.i. from Baltimore, MdI also like this song, and I don't even normally like soft ballads. The negativity it has received seems to reflect the cynicism of our times: sweet, optimistic tropes about racial harmony have been considered naive and simplistic ever since the decline of the civil rights movement.
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiagreat video for this , the black prisoner on the chain gang , driving the white warden nuts ,
  • Dave from Cebu, PeruGlad is just number 10 not the number one worst song ever. But that is still unfair. I love this song!
  • Dave from Cebu, PeruI love this song but why many people mocked this song and what!? this is the number 10 worst song ever in a magazine called Blender Magazine!
  • Martin from Eastbourne, EnglandThe irony is, the video parts were filmed seperately - no 'perfect harmony side by side' there. There are so many better anti-racism songs.
  • Ian from Lethbridge, CanadaI like this song. I don't know why so many people don't.
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