Editor's Note: Code Switch is engaged in a monthlong discussion and exploration of interracial and cross-cultural dating. Follow the conversation via the Twitter hashtag xculturelove. It is my humble opinion that most things in life need a soundtrack, and this xculturelove project was begging for one. So I turned to my Facebook page and asked for song submissions.
A theme that spans all genres — from pop and rap to electronic and country — musical artists have been pondering and praising friendship since time immemorial. Grab a friend and take a listen. He does, however, want to know who his real friends are. The song — written by Randy Newman and performed as a duet by Newman and Lyle Lovett — is a perfect to tribute to friends helping each other when times get tough. It has some nice and appropriate sentiments about friendship though, we promise! Friendship is all about being honest with someone. Hypothetically , of course.
The song was written by Wonder and Gary Byrd. The song was written about Wonder's desire for worldwide interracial harmony,  and criticism of racism,  as evidenced in earlier works such as " Living for the City ". The lyrics referred prominently to Crispus Attucks , widely considered the first martyr of the American Revolution. Wonder deliberately chose this theme as the United States Bicentennial was underway at the time of recording. The song uses color-based terminology ; i.
Race and Racism Songs Submit a song! Ar Fol Lo La Ro performed by Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem from the album At Carnegie Hall about the power of music to join people together: "And whether your blood be high land or low, And whether your skin be black or white as the snow, Of reason there's none, and why should there be As long as there's fire in the blood and a light in the eye" The Beauty of Gray performed by Live from the album Mental Jewelry Purchase from Amazon. But that don't help my case.