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Stevie Wonder: Ebony and Ivory Meaning

Song Released: 1982


Ebony and Ivory Lyrics

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 We Go
There Is Good And Bad In Ev'ryone,
We Learn To Live, We Learn To Give...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2013 report

    Although the colors of the keyboard are black and white and the keys could represent different races, I think the meaning goes beyond that. We are all different in many ways, but we need those differences to be balanced. The piano works because of both types of keys, black and white. When we stop judging based on surface differences, we can live together with more peace and love. We should love our neighbors.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2020 report

    NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW is it all right to murder people and they do nothing about it. Linda was Murder and her husband was Murder over a major cover up. Heather mills McCartney got into a fight and paul McCartney told her that if she talks about the pass that he would have her kill he threaten to kill her he all so attack her with a knife or something she got cut with it he all so lied about many felonies and i was told by them that when they would find me that i was a dead man they want me kill over a major cover up over the history of my song lyrics that i sent to Stevie wonder at Motown record a homeless man written paul McCartney biggest hit song lyrics Ebony and ivory. Boycott them ex president Obama. Vote for Donald Trump. 212. 246. 5881

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2018 report

    Movie Rights for Sale Boycott Motown records
    Over a major cover up with in the u.s. Government copyright officer president Obma
    Is a jack ass for giving Paul McCartney and Stvie Wonder permission to give them awards
    For that ebony and ivory song.boycott Hollywood 212 246 5881

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2018 report

    Movie Rights for Sale Boycott Motown records
    Over a major cover up with in the u.s. Government copyright officer president Obma
    Is a jack ass for giving Paul McCartney and Stvie Wonder permission to give them awards
    For that ebony and ivory song.boycott Hollywood 212 246 5881

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 12th 2017 report

    Arabic and Hebrew people Language are similar.
    The Creator of Heaven and Earth Yahuah commanded the Arabic people (Not the ravens)to fed the Prophet Eliyah, when there was a famine in the land. (1Kings 17:4). These things were been done in the entire world by our neighbor's "Ebony/Hebrew and Ivory/Arabic before power hungry, greed and the wickedness of "white supremacy" polluted the entire world. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting get understanding. (Proverb 7:4)

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 22nd 2013 report

    i think it interpretates to me
    the colour of person ,,,there personality
    there religion,,, where there from .it does,nt matter we all can a just and live toether

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2013 report

    The songs is about opposites and irony: black/white, hot/cold. It is a tribute to the hot fudge sundae.


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