Wonder, Stevie - Black Man Lyrics




First man to die
For the flag we now hold high [Crispus Attucks]
Was a black man

The ground were we stand
With the flag held in our hand
Was first the red man's

Guide of a ship
On the first Columbus trip [Pedro Alonzo Nino]
Was a brown man

The railroads for trains
Came on tracking that was laid
By the yellow man

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It's time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men

Heart surgery
Was first done successfully
By a black man [Dr Daniel Hale Williams]

Friendly man who died
But helped the pilgrims to survive [Squanto]
Was a red man

Farm workers rights
Were lifted to new heights [Caesar Chavez]
By a brown man

Incandescent light
Was invented to give sight [Thomas Edison]
By the white man

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It's time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men

Hear me out...

Now I know the birthday of a nation
Is a time when a country celebrates
But as your hand touches your heart
Remember we all played a part in America
To help that banner wave

First clock to be made
In America was created
By a black man [Benjamin Banneker]

Scout who used no chart
Helped lead Lewis and Clark
Was a red man [Sacagawea]

Use of martial arts
In our country got its start
By a yellow man

And the leader with a pen
Signed his name to free all men
Was a white man [Abraham Lincoln]

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It's time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men

This world was made for all men
This world was made for all men
This world was made for all men
God saved His world for all men
All people
All babies
All children
All colors
All races
This world's for you
and me
This world
My world
Your world
Everybody's world
This world
Their world
Our world
This world was made for all men

Hear me out...

Who was the first man to set foot on the North Pole?
Matthew Henson - a black man

Who was the first american to show the Pilgrims at Plymouth the secrets of survival in the new world?
Squanto - a red man

Who was the soldier of Company G who won high honors for his courage and heroism in World War 1?
Sing Kee - a yellow man

Who was the leader of united farm workers and helped farm workers maintain dignity and respect?
Caesar Chavez - a brown man

Who was the founder of blood plasma and the director of the Red Cross blood bank?
Dr. Charles Drew - a black man

Who was the first American heroine who aided the Lewis and Clark expedition?
Sacajewa - a red woman

Who was the famous educator and semanticist who made outstanding contributions to education in America?
Hayakawa - a yellow man

Who invented the world's first stop light and the gas mask?
Garrett Morgan - a black man

Who was the American surgeon who was one of the founders of neurosurgery?
Harvey Williams Cushing - a white man

Who was the man who helped design the nation's capitol, made the first clock to give time in America and wrote the first almanac?
Benjamin Banneker - a black man

Who was the legendary hero who helped establish the League of Iroquois?
Hiawatha - a red man

Who was the leader of the first microbiotic center in America?
Micho Kushi - a yellow man

Who was the founder of the city of Chicago in 1772?
Jean Baptiste - a black man

Who was one of the organizers of the American Indian Movement?
Denis Banks - a red man

Who was the Jewish financier who raised founds to sponsor Cristopher Columbus' voyage to America?
Lewis D. Santangel - a white man

Who was the woman who led countless slaves to freedom on the underground rairoad?
Harriet Tubman - a black woman





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Wonder, Stevie Black Man Comments
  1. You Forget A 1000 Things A Day

    Singing this at the top of my nine year old lungs. I was and AM PROUD to be apart of the Black and Red Man.

  2. gethighonlife11

    I love the call and response at the end of this song with the teacher and the students!

  3. Angelo Noal

    Stevie "Crushin' It" Wonder...

  4. thedoctorzeus

    I listen to this song when I want to cure my despair at the state of humanity's pettiness over skin tone

  5. Tyrone Epps

    Stevie wonder 4-ever !

  6. Nesha Britwood

    This is amazing.

  7. twesley724

    A true classic! I am forever a fan of Stevie Wonder.

  8. Erianna Miécce

    My fav Stevie song. Amazing.

  9. Brown Bear

    Yo..........................I dont even have words!! This is TIGHT!!!!!!!!!

    thedoctorzeus

    This entire album is full of tightness

  10. Alianger

    OK but who did the bassline?

  11. Mike Mac

    Wow such great lyrics. Never heard this song before and after the first line I had to reply that.... Man is truly amazing.

  12. the promise man

    This album is one of Stevie Wonder greatest albums ever recorded ..it was released in 1976 in which it took Stevie Wonder 2 years to complete and made it a masterpiece Stevie Wonder was so ahead of his time when he made this song because it reflects on our history and the world today ... trouble with the world now days and society and the youths is because they don't know about black history people like Malcolm x....MLK....Emmit till ... JFK ... This world would be shock and the young generation would be surprised if they knew they're history
    This song right here tells all and speaks the truth know your history don't let nobody keep you from knowing truth use it don't let nothing destroy the truth about our history

  13. conrad ford

    Black man, stop with the killing of each other. Then we can reclaim our 👑.

  14. Silver solo

    this world was made for all

  15. Kevin Edinburgh

    What a song this song simply tells us that a black man in this world has one hell of a challenge but the fact is GOD is always on his side. For the most part Im glad im a black man.

  16. rodizioful rodizioful

    thank you johnie walker23 for this great tune

  17. David Hill

    The live performances feature additional call-and-response lines beyond the one referring to TJ Marshall. According to the live performances, the final call-and-response line refers to Jan Matzeliger.

  18. David Keller

    Thank you Stevie

  19. michaellengyel

    The end part where the song becomes a classroom history lesson, with the teachers’ and children’s call-and-response, is brilliant. Most moving of all, I think, is the anger in the teachers’ voices. How blessed we are to have Stevie.

  20. Broken Ghost

    This song is more important and beautiful than ever.

  21. Mikail Imthiyaz

    wsc anyone???

  22. LeastTango

    If ever there were an anthem for this current era of intolerance and prejudice, this is it! Trump would do well to heed it!

  23. icemike841

    How did they lock that groove for 8min w/o a Drum Machine?

  24. Mellow Elephant

    And that's a very (Brown?) jacket

  25. Mellow Elephant

    Great man!

  26. Tommy Griggs

    The moog synthesizer a machine made by a white man Mr Stevie Wonder incorporated this instrument in all his music he is a music prophet don't forget the countless artists he's produced

  27. david W

    my fav stevie wonder song so tight

  28. PherPherSphere C

    the drums are tight

  29. wittggestein

    20 20 vision

  30. shikamaru00X

    alexa brought me here. where was i....

  31. Mikail Imthiyaz

    wsc anyone?

  32. Dustin Clark

    Incredible song! One of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs.

  33. debi terrell

    This world was made for all men - ty Stevie & ty for uploading truth

  34. Craig Willis

    I really love Stevie utilizing a talk box underneath the school history lesson

  35. Tajma Cameron

    Absolute classic 💯

  36. welshgirl Louise

    Love this song

  37. Gary Smith

    I feel this song should be in all the Class Studies throughout the nation so everybody can learn the history of America. Certain states there already taking out Slavery in the History Books. WE SHOULD LEARN LIKE LEARNING THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER .

  38. Hussein Alhadi

    One word describes Stevie Wonder the best-Genius.

  39. Laraee Johnson

    I dont care about any of the political arguments/ this is jam/ am playing air bas at the house at my age wishing i was on the stage with stevie he was syinggg saying dont overlook the contributions of black men and the other and sexes too races too/ and he did it in a funky funky way/ IT IS JUST SO FUNKY

  40. Aaron Lattimore

    Classic

  41. Brian El

    Do it Stevie... I think this would be a great Song for Black History Month... Especially now a Days with the newer division of the Country. This World was made for All...

  42. Nathan Jayden

    Love the way he ends with a black woman (Harriet Tubman)

  43. TheEditorialSuite

    "This one's for you.......and me." #TheFourthOfJuly

  44. Paul Jones

    I bought this album in 1975/76. Haven't listen to it in years. Played this song yesterday (July 4th) and started to cry because the 1st line starts with "the 1st man to die for the flag we hold so high was a Blackman" and it I realized that MOST Americans do not know that Crispus Attucks was the 1st to die in the American Revolutionary War. Here we are as Americans thinking about BBQ and watching a pompous leader feed his ego by publicly exhibiting army tanks in front of the White House.

  45. Charles Curry

    How appropriate for today 4th of July2019."as your hand touches your heart remember we all played a part"

  46. Lawrence Culbreth-Thomas

    ALL MEN, ALL COLORS, ALL RACES, ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL ALL.
    We have to believe it and act on it or we will be a lost race, the human race will be a lost race if we dont.

  47. jimmy smith

    Mr. Stevie Wonder, just keeping it real people.

  48. yomro foreal

    All shades of the World are from the so called Black man. Hence the title. Let all races realize we are all different shades of the same .

    sandinyourshoes

    yomro foreal , lies. No records support any such theory. Science indicates evolution.

    yomro foreal

    @sandinyourshoes What Science ? Use your common sense. And did science not say the oldest living bones were discovered in Africa the birth place of mankind.

  49. scott warwick

    Loved this funky song since I first heard it on the Songs in the key of life album,which is the best album ever made.Stevie wonder has the best voice of any human ever.Stevies other work,spanning over fifty years,is simply a gift to us in a testing life.I could not have imagined my life,how I got through all the hard parts,without this music to bring me some pleasure during those times.You just can't go wrong with Stevie Wonder ! Oh,by the way,I am sitting in the rain wondering how I'm going to shift some debts now I've lost my job,etc,and all that life crap,and I see many faces walking past me,but I'm looking at those rain clouds,sorry but I have not got time for humanity right now,its not my thing as of now,but as critical as I am,there is only a few shining standards...and Stevie wonder has been one of the highest.

  50. Henry Wimberly

    Stevie is just too killin !

  51. Panda sloth

    any world scholars people here?

  52. w W

    Scholars? yeskkkkk

  53. Gábor Szekeres

    What a song! I am in love with it since its publishing......

  54. Renato Neves

    Sonzeira!!!
    ...❣️❣️❣️, sem legenda...❣️❣️❣️

  55. Simon Lupien

    Who said that history lesson and groovy as fuck bass line are incompatible?

  56. o mark

    This album set has always been HUGE. I'm listening for the first time in way too long. And this song is amazing. Stevie, thank you.

    conrad ford

    It's one of the greatest album of all time.

  57. Dr. killpatient

    70's Stevie was on a whole 'nother level. He was L-I-T the whole decade.

  58. Dr. killpatient

    One of the best song's to come out of the 70's ( & a good oral-history lesson to boot.)

  59. Junior Hamer

    Every home should have this LP by Law

  60. tillman david

    The very first HOUSE MUSIC SONG 😍

  61. Aurelien Daniel

    Incredible Stevie was a time traveler's
    🔥🔥🔥🔝🔝🔥🔥👁️ #blackexcellence 💯💯

  62. M.J. Music

    Bought the Album in 1976, when I was 15 years old. I'm white, German and a true fan of Black Music.

  63. EgyptianLoveGoddess

    I loooove this song! Stevie is Brilliant “This World was made for ALL MEN ALL LIVES MATTER!

    conrad ford

    Knowledge

  64. Dodge-Mopar-Man

    Kadar Man. Hebrew.

  65. James Boyd

    This is one of the centerpieces of this masterpiece.This album is fantastic from beginning to end...not a filler on this incredible album...pure joy straight through

  66. Tommy Hawke

    I wasn't taught this in school and I'm feelin' no one was taught this in school. School teaches what is needed for the roles society requires! Break free. We are so much better than this. This world is made for all wo&man

  67. flowersandcandy flowersandcandy

    I learned so much listening to this song so much history within it..............

  68. Dave Chard

    What an album.

  69. CRH

    What an album! Always in my top ten of all time. Every track is cosmically brilliant - both lyrically and instrumentally. I wish Stevie was president of the world.

  70. Phillip Rhinehardt

    Stevie Wonder is musical icon.

  71. Son Thompson

    34 , people can't keep a beat

  72. Tommy Lovejoy

    THIS SONG IS DEDICATED TO DONALD TRUMP

  73. Acauã Pitta

    repeat and repeat

  74. LC May

    This is one of my all time favorite albums.I knew every word to every song in the 70s but sadly now I can't even remember my birthday till it's already happened several days before. I love this song.Its hard to pick a favorite on the album!💜

  75. michael Seven

    [Verse 1]
    First man to die
    For the flag we now hold high [Crispus Attucks]
    Was a black man
    The ground were we stand
    With the flag held in our hand
    Was first the red man's
    Guide of a ship
    On the first Columbus trip [Pedro Alonzo Nino]
    Was a brown man
    The railroads for trains
    Came on tracking that was laid
    By the yellow man

    [Chorus]
    We pledge allegiance
    All our lives
    To the magic colors
    Red, blue and white
    But we all must be given
    The liberty that we defend
    For with justice not for all men
    History will repeat again
    It's time we learned
    This World Was Made For All Men

    [Verse 2]
    Heart surgery
    Was first done successfully
    By a black man [Dr Daniel Hale Williams]
    Friendly man who died
    But helped the pilgrims to survive [Squanto]
    Was a red man
    Farm workers rights
    Were lifted to new heights [Caesar Chavez]
    By a brown man
    Incandescent light
    Was invented to give sight [Thomas Edison]
    By the white man

    [Chorus]

    Hear me out

    Now I know the birthday of a nation
    Is a time when a country celebrates
    But as your hand touches your heart
    Remember we all played a part in America
    To help that banner wave

    [Verse 3]
    First clock to be made
    In America was created
    By a black man [Benjamin Banneker]
    Scout who used no chart
    Helped lead Lewis and Clark
    Was a red man [Sacagawea]
    Use of martial arts
    In our country got its start
    By a yellow man
    And the leader with a pen
    Signed his name to free all men
    Was a white man [Abraham Lincoln

  76. MyIngrate AlbinoChild

    Stevie Wonder ! a Black man !

  77. Michael B

    This song and many others like a is why this iconic genius is not celebrated like he should be

  78. Gidget Pompey

    Stevie always been and still is a high vibrational brother

  79. Jordan Rios

    Incredible breakdown and keyboard solo @5:28

  80. Patricia Cooper

    NFL and any others here is your anthem. I'm with you

  81. Sola Sistim

    Songs In The Key of Life - The 'Sgt. Pepper' Album of Black Music!

    Tommy Hawke

    Brother my skin is white and I'm on the Key of Life. Sgt Pepper did never rock my soul like Stevie Thunder did and does. Give me this history lesson and Living In The City and I'm cutting up the polish on the dance floor in my finest threads. My brother asked me why all the music I love Is sung and done by black man and black woman. My favourite tracks, Gladys Knight… Otis Redding, Minnie Ripperton, Donny Hathaway, David Ruffin, 'I Can't Stop The Rain'… I said to my brother, I wish we didn't have to wear different colours, it makes up some shit problems

  82. Tony Richengod

    The more I listen to Stevie's early work, the more I realize the Jamiroquai totally stole this style. They even sound alike!

    MachonyLeeoun

    Tony Richengod
    Jay Kay openly says that Stevie is an influence. Ripping off is harsh and doesnt give any credit to them for their own original work

    yomro foreal

    A lot of artist are influenced by Stevie , me included. I would not go as far as calling it stealing but in fact adoration to the point of I want to write songs and sing like Stevie !!

    2slofouru

    They didn't steal a thing, that is just how powerful Stevie's work is. How could his style not make it into the music of other artists?? His stuff is just that good.

  83. Richard D. Smith (RDS)- Someek, Ent.

    AWESOME

  84. vernon hawkins

    totally out of sight stevie wonder the best mowtown

  85. Curtis McElroy

    Stevie sees the truth better than people with eyesight wooo!

    sr71atomica

    Better than too many of us.

    sandinyourshoes

    Curtis McElroy , it was very controversial. You seem controversial, too.

  86. gracie Bara

    extraterrestrial

  87. thedoctorzeus

    Stevie doesn't judge people by the color of their skin

    sandinyourshoes

    thedoctorzeus , he is blind.

  88. Brian Gilmore

    40 years old and still the best album in pop music history in the U.S.

    Sherri Solomon

    YAASS! all day baby!!!/

    chucku00

    This album signed,sealed and delivered the times.

    Supreme 12860

    Brian Gilmore I wore out the cassette tapes before compact discs came out

    Duane Goodson

    I would say it was in the top 10 as far as pop albums go but there have been some really good ones.

    jimmy smith

    You better believe it brother .

  89. Willie Woodard,Jr.

    Most high please destroy this place

  90. George Darden

    "I know the birthday of a Nation, is a time when a County celebrates ... but as your hand touches your heart remember we all played a part in America to help that banner wave"!

  91. George Darden

    CLASSIC! "THIS WORLD WAS MADE FOR ALL MEN"!

  92. californyeah

    First man to die
    For the flag we now hold high [Crispus Attucks]
    Was a black man

    The ground were we stand
    With the flag held in our hand
    Was first the red man's

    Guide of a ship
    On the first Columbus trip [Pedro Alonzo Nino]
    Was a brown man

    The railroads for trains
    Came on tracking that was laid
    By the yellow man

    We pledge allegiance
    All our lives
    To the magic colors
    Red, blue and white
    But we all must be given
    The liberty that we defend
    For with justice not for all men
    History will repeat again
    It's time we learned
    This World Was Made For All Men

    Heart surgery
    Was first done successfully
    By a black man [Dr Daniel Hale Williams]

    Friendly man who died
    But helped the pilgrims to survive [Squanto]
    Was a red man

    Farm workers rights
    Were lifted to new heights [Caesar Chavez]
    By a brown man

    Incandescent light
    Was invented to give sight [Thomas Edison]
    By the white man

    We pledge allegiance
    All our lives
    To the magic colors
    Red, blue and white
    But we all must be given
    The liberty that we defend
    For with justice not for all men
    History will repeat again
    It's time we learned
    This World Was Made For All Men

    Hear me out...

    Now I know the birthday of a nation
    Is a time when a country celebrates
    But as your hand touches your heart
    Remember we all played a part in America
    To help that banner wave

    First clock to be made
    In America was created
    By a black man [Benjamin Banneker]

    Scout who used no chart
    Helped lead Lewis and Clark
    Was a red man [Sacagawea]

    Use of martial arts
    In our country got its start
    By a yellow man

    And the leader with a pen
    Signed his name to free all men
    Was a white man [Abraham Lincoln]

    We pledge allegiance
    All our lives
    To the magic colors
    Red, blue and white
    But we all must be given
    The liberty that we defend
    For with justice not for all men
    History will repeat again
    It's time we learned
    This World Was Made For All Men

    This world was made for all men
    This world was made for all men
    This world was made for all men
    God saved His world for all men
    All people
    All babies
    All children
    All colors
    All races
    This world's for you
    and me
    This world
    My world
    Your world
    Everybody's world
    This world
    Their world
    Our world
    This world was made for all men

    Hear me out...

    Who was the first man to set foot on the North Pole?
    Matthew Henson - a black man

    Who was the first american to show the Pilgrims at Plymouth the secrets of survival in the new world?
    Squanto - a red man

    Who was the soldier of Company G who won high honors for his courage and heroism in World War 1?
    Sing Kee - a yellow man

    Who was the leader of united farm workers and helped farm workers maintain dignity and respect?
    Caesar Chavez - a brown man

    Who was the founder of blood plasma and the director of the Red Cross blood bank?
    Dr. Charles Drew - a black man

    Who was the first American heroine who aided the Lewis and Clark expedition?
    Sacajewa - a red woman

    Who was the famous educator and semanticist who made outstanding contributions to education in America?
    Hayakawa - a yellow man

    Who invented the world's first stop light and the gas mask?
    Garrett Morgan - a black man

    Who was the American surgeon who was one of the founders of neurosurgery?
    Harvey Williams Cushing - a white man

    Who was the man who helped design the nation's capitol, made the first clock to give time in America and wrote the first almanac?
    Benjamin Banneker - a black man

    Who was the legendary hero who helped establish the League of Iroquois?
    Hiawatha - a red man

    Who was the leader of the first microbiotic center in America?
    Micho Kushi - a yellow man

    Who was the founder of the city of Chicago in 1772?
    Jean Baptiste - a black man

    Who was one of the organizers of the American Indian Movement?
    Denis Banks - a red man

    Who was the Jewish financier who raised founds to sponsor Cristopher Columbus' voyage to America?
    Lewis D. Santangel - a white man

    Who was the woman who led countless slaves to freedom on the underground rairoad?
    Harriet Tubman - a black woman

    Staceys Email

    californyaeh thank u for that (Stevie Wonder Black Man Lyrics)

    Dodge-Mopar-Man

    Back in that day Crispus Attucks was an Indian/Hebrew man. The original Indigenous of so called America. He was Kadar in the Hebrew. From the bloodline of Shem/ Yacob.

    sandinyourshoes

    Dodge-Mopar-Man , Hebrew? No. Black.

    George Tillman

    this is great, but how in the heck could you ever miss the reference to Bruce Lee????

    Use of martial arts
    In our country got its start
    By a yellow man

  93. Conscious Brother31

    Thanks for the upload Stevie. Wonder on this Song expressed like no other. This Song should be a Black Anthem forever Black History Month, February should be our beginning of the New Year.This World was Made For All Men 2-24-16

  94. Clara Lindblom

    “That’s why I love Stevie Wonder’s album called Songs in The Key of Life… He had a song called Black Man and I just jumped up screaming when I heard that record because he’s showing the world what the Black man has done and what other races have done… He named it Black Man and all these people who have got the album sing it. And that’s the best way to bring about the truth.” - Michael Jackson

    Jordan Rios

    You can also hear the influence this track had on Michael. @4:30 sounds a lot like the way Michael would sing.

    ani t

    MICHAEL KNOWS YEEEEET!!

  95. Lavita Flood

    Wow again,Thanks pop for this rich music

    Tara-Jean Vart

    @Lavita Flood It's not pop it's Stevie Wonder !

  96. Meteotrance

    The song just proof that this guy was also a fucking good pionneer of electronic dance music, he literaly introduce groove in synth music, and was not only a awesome song writter and perfomer.

    Matthew Vasser

    Duane Goodson This record has funk to its soul. All that syncopation isn’t disco, it’s based on the funk of Parliament-Funkadelic and their contemporaries.

    chucku00

    Désolé du déterrage, mais Jean-Jacques Perrey et Pierre Henry groovaient déja pas mal avec "Eva" et "Psyche rock". Bernie Worrell (P-Funk) et Stevie se sont aussi mutuellement influencés à l'époque.

    chucku00

    @morenazo952 He used a Hammond B3 (electric organ). He started using synths a the end of the 70's.

    morenazo952

    @chucku00
    I was talking about the drum machine..which is the heart of all electronic music

    chucku00

    @morenazo952 Meteotrance was talking about synths, not drum machines. Sly wasn't the first to use a drum machine, it was Robin Gibb (Bee Gees) two years before Sly.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOTdNFgoD7I&list=PL9Wk9ZOBoMVEq7mpkYg4fJgaLdMzMLeE1&index=6

  97. Edward Reynolds

    History

  98. nashboro

    Stevie sees the big picture...totally socially conscious. Everybody needs to open their eyes.