Michael McDonald - All In Love Is Fair Lyrics




All is fair in love
Love's a crazy game
Two people vow to stay
In love as one they say

But all is changed with time
The future no one can see
The road you leave behind
Ahead lies mystery

But all is fair in love
I had to go away
A writer takes his pen
To write the words again
That all in love is fair

All of fate's a chance
It's either good or bad
I tossed my coin to say
In love with me you'd stay

But all in war is so cold
You either win or lose
When all is put away
The loosing side I'll play

But all is fair in love
I should have never left your side
A writer takes his pen
To write the words again
That all in love is fair

A writer takes his pen
To write the words again
All in love is fair





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  1. Debra Cox

    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  2. Peter Redmond

    Superb!!

  3. Cutie gaming squad Squad

    SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL OMG

  4. Pablo Hernandez

    BEAUTIFULL INTREPRETATION.

  5. Atok Suharto

    😎😎😎👍👍👍👍😎😎😎😎
    Great sing.....michal mcdonald

  6. Timothy Ayoso

    I always remember James Ingram every time he sang

  7. Daryl Booker

    Damn!!!Genius

  8. Wiley Early

    Love Michael McDonald’s voice.

  9. Corderosa

    ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Lewis Jones

    A true American idol. Along with Stevie Wonder

  11. Sandy Anderson

    Saw Michael with Chaka Khan last night in Saratoga at the Mountain Winery! Great show as always!

  12. Cowboy Geologist

    Love it!

  13. Tas J

    Fire 🔥

  14. pure Love Elias

    That was great, and this is not and easy song to sing, good job Michael. I have to say the best version I have ever heard of this song is Jennifer Hudson's version on a tribute to Stevie Wonder.

  15. Cindy Jones

    The Singing Gershwin

  16. Susan Brinkley

    Beautiful man....

  17. Michael Mcgarry

    gorgeous song...

  18. Charles Williams

    Mike did this right, U feel what he is singing. So righteous. Excellent!

  19. Stephon

    He has such a soulful passionate voice.

  20. Nick Gur

    I love you Michael and you Stevie for writing this.

    Fiona Phillips

    Me too !

  21. Adrian B

    He is a white soul god

  22. EvonDee

    I've only heard Barbra Streisand sing this...I love this song!

    james render

    You never heard Stevie sing it? I love Streisand`s version as well.

    EvonDee

    james render Not until I looked it up after this post.😊

    james render

    @EvonDee OK, they all do great versions. However, Stevie is Stevie. But it does depend on your heart.

  23. Terry Journey

    What a treasure he is. Goosebumps.

  24. John Kodehe

    “MOTHERFUCK” ... he just possessed that song ... Stevie can close the book on that one ....

    Stephanie parker

    Nah Stevie still OWNS it.......But Michael did a great job!

    A Warrior

    You must be kidding.

  25. Sandy Anderson

    BEAUTIFUL arrangement and performance. One of the many reasons I LOVE Michael McDonald.

  26. Jean Williquet

    How romantic that guy has always been; very soothing.

  27. Adrian B

    He's a white soul god.

    Catherine Mccann

    His colour has nothin to do with wither or not he has soul

  28. blandbiz

    Yes. Amazing

  29. bernadette garcia

    So gorgeous!😍

  30. Debbie Mitchel

    Timeless Michael hits the nail on the head. Cry everytime but happy tears.

  31. Kelly Curtis

    Oh yeah, he still has it!

  32. Serge Boris Gerasimovich

    когда не знаешь, что лучше - оригинал или кавер))) крутой мужик!!

  33. Richard Phillips Singer

    What a wonderful voice!

  34. Sharla Cobain

    I love you Michael

  35. Mama Ames

    EVERYTHING Michael McDonald has EVER done... EVERY song, EVERY note, EVERY performance... PURE GOLD! Michael McDonald... his beautiful, soulful voice... every song he has written... every note he has recorded & performed... they are a gift of love to the world from Heaven above!

    Yvonne Turner

    HE REALLY IS SOO TALENTED JUST BRINGS ME TEARS EVERY TIME

    Mama Ames

    Yvonne Turner As a Michael McDonald fan, U are likely already familiar with it, but if U would be so inclined, U should look-up his recording of "I Can Let Go Now." (Speaking of being moved to tears!) Such an exquisite performance of an extraordinarily beautiful song. It will ALWAYS be one of my all-time favorites!💕 Also, (I dont believe he has... but) I wish he would one day record the 1939 Billie Holliday song "God Bless The Child." Tho I have to admit... the combination of that beautiful song w/Michael McDonald's soulful, heartfelt vocal... well... it may just move me to the point of no return. And yet... I STILL would SO-O-O LOVE TO HEAR IT!!! 💕💕💕

    Chris Dority

    Agreed, after meeting him 3 x in 2018 I am convinced he is a gift straight from God for us. This man is so sweet and humble and generous with his time. He will always be my favorite. I've listened to every version of this song. His is the best even though it's a Stevie song. His is great too, but I'm partial to this man....He's 66 now and that voice sounds just the same. I recommend highly seeing him in concert. It is sooooo worth it.

    Alan Nicholls

    I saw him performing in Birmingham in 2017,he totally blew me away,I am and have been a fan of his music for over 40 years and everything he puts his name to just oozes quality,he never puts a foot wrong,an absolute legend,genius,and a huge influence to me with regard to what I love listening to and also what I myself as a musician perform.

  36. Clyde Barrow

    Singing from the SOUL.

  37. Tamriko Merkviladze

    L💙ve.

  38. Summer Breezes

    He pours it all out in this song!!

  39. Miki Osep

    That distinctive voice, still in fine form at 65 years old. I had a crush on him 40 years ago when I was 19. I saw him in concert here in Southern CA when he was at a small venue. I shouted out to him that he was good-looking, with other women cheering in agreement. His face flushed in embarrassment, but he thanked me for the compliment. That was over thirty years ago. Michael's version of this song is beautiful.

    Mama Ames

    Miki Osep I had a crush on EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM 40 years ago... & I STILL DO! He is every bit as gorgeous to look at & to listen to in 2018 as he ever was. My, my, my... how blessed we are to have had Michael McDonald & his music in our world. Thank you Michael. 💕

    Anwar Bux

    ...that sounds such a tender moment. Sweet!

    Mama Loves the Beach!

    Hahaha! Same for me Miki only it was over 40 years ago when he was with the Doobie Bros. ... Sacramento State Fair ... he is still my #1 favorite singer ...

    stephie von

    we're the same age and i've loved him throughout. wonderful talent.

  40. serving Jesus

    Smokey perfection!

  41. Sandy Mecca

    To be blessed by god with the strength of heart and a voice to share with the rest of us...That is Michael McDonald

  42. Kyran McCourt

    painfully beautiful.

  43. Laurylie Polito

    "All In Love Is Fair"

    All is fair in love
    Love's a crazy game
    Two people vow to stay
    In love as one they say
    But all is changed with time
    The future no one can see
    The road you leave behind
    Ahead lies mystery
    But all is fair in love
    I had to go away
    A writer takes his pen
    To write the words again
    That all in love is fair

    All of fate's a chance
    It's either good or bad
    I tossed my coin to say
    In love with me you'd stay
    But all in war is so cold
    You either win or lose
    When all is put away
    The loosing side I'll play
    But all is fair in love
    I should never have left your side
    A writer takes his pen
    To write the words again
    That all in love is fair

    A writer takes his pen
    To write the words again
    That all in love is fair

  44. Jim Helton

    My favorite singer. The piano sounds like a real piano. Perfect tone. My guess is it is a Yamaha Motif.

    irlnd32

    Slam Grand Piano

  45. mbm-musikproduktion

    Michael McDonald is outrageous.

  46. Lori McCracken

    It's Stevie Wonders most beautiful songs, but you sing it to perfection!

  47. Mónica orellana

    bellísimo tema. .❤

  48. Don Hamilton Jr.

    Thks for Sharing Stan!! No body can touch that voice!!

  49. Yvonne Turner

    BEAUTIFUL XXXX

  50. Ray Cerro

    Mike ,YOU have ALWAYS inspired me when I listen to any and all your singing YOU are the missing link in harmony THAT blends well with any music,God bless YOU

  51. T Richardson

    WTF! I Thought Michael McDonald was black!

    Cathey Oliver

    Where u been?

    Rory G

    Many think Johnny Mathis is white!

    LD SW

    😂😂💖

  52. e-boogie

    Amazingly song👍✌🙌🙌👏👏👏

  53. Eileen Allgeier

    The Man, the Myth, the Legend.

  54. valdeteps

    lindo de se ouvir : )

  55. SarahMount Studios

    😍😭🙌

  56. Toni with an I

    That voice...

  57. Lynne Doherty

    I really feel his pain.

  58. Paulo Zdan

    My idol Michael McDonald! Perfect! Stevie!

  59. debra johnson

    JUST STRAIGHT UP "WOW", THANKS STEVE, SING MICHAEL, BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENT

  60. cliq9

    I love Michael McDonald! Sang to perfection!

  61. MrBigcheese7

    awesome voice

  62. SoapsNthings

    Um, yeah, JazzDrummer, that's the song.  

  63. SoapsNthings

    Michael MacDonald puts Barbra Streisand's version to shame.
    LOVED Barbra's version....until I heard this....roughly 10 years ago on a friend's DVD.  Better than the live version!!

    ReDeV7

    +SoapsNthings Love this version but c'mon , puts Barbra's version to shame? No man just no, Love both singers.

    SoapsNthings

    Oh, they're both good, but the arrangement of this version beats Barbra's, in my opinion.

  64. Lisa LoveMeSomeMusic

    Sooooooooo beautiful. And he sings it so well. The entire production there. So touching it transports you over life and makes you think. I've heard Stevie was a genius, and this is such an excellent piece of music. I guess due to my age I've been introduced to much of his music through this man. I'll be diving into to Stevie next. What a song. What a voice. And a beautiful, beautiful arrangement of music.

    Walk Fly

    Amen Sister!

  65. WLPrincess

    I love how he starts each phrase half-way behind the music, but makes it to the end on time and in time <3

    John J. Coakley

    Sssshay - straight from r&b and gospel

  66. Roman C

    strasne akordy...zaujimave kridlo:)

    SoapsNthings

    @Roman C Huh?

    ROSANA Oliveira

    Roman C oi bom dia podemos ser amigo sou brasileira e amo seu país um bjs a todos lembranças a família

  67. Mariah Carey Fan For Life

    Still one of my few picks talking about a great vocalist.

  68. alextw13jf

    Breathtaking, sheer perfection

    SoapsNthings

    @alextw13jf I couldn't agree more.
    It's a shame the song rarely made the airwaves on the radio and with promotion.

    Every time I listen to the studio version, it give me goosebumps.

    Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if a few Michael McDonald fans would check out my acoustic piano & vocal cover of HEART TO HEART (his composition/duet with Kenny Loggins) on my channel. Real live acoustic with no autotune. Thanks and please excuse the promo.

    jessika Alejandro

    What a voice, pure perfection

  69. Frank Zonjee

    Speechless....

    SoapsNthings

    @Frank Zonjee

  70. Sol Sempre

    Demais!!!!!

  71. MissTali

    totally in love

  72. Cathy Warren

    ONE OF Stevie's Wonder's classics, great ! Michael McDonald