Wonder, Stevie - If It's Magic Lyrics




If it's magic...
Then why can't it be everlasting
Like the sun that always shines
Like the poets in this rhyme
Like the galaxies in time

If it's pleasing...
Then why can't it be never leaving
Like the day that never fails
Like on seashores there are shells
Like the time that always tells

It holds the key to every heart
Throughout the universe
It fills you up without a bite
And quenches every thirst

So...
If it's special
Then with it why aren't we as careful
As making sure we dress in style
Posing pictures with a smile
Keeping danger from a child

It holds the key to every heart
Throughout the universe
It fills you up without a bite
And quenches every thirst

So...
If it's magic...
Why can't we make it everlasting
Like the lifetime of the sun
It will leave no heart undone
For there's enough for everyone





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Wonder, Stevie If It's Magic Comments
  1. Terence Kellys

    If it's Magic

  2. Triston Cooper

    My father was porn the year of this Album and he just turned 44. I've been singing in talent shows all my life and my dad has been my singing coach. I sang this on his birthday and man if it wasn't magic seeing the man who raised me on his own smile like that. Love this song, love my dad! God bless!

  3. Scott EM-50

    In memory of Dorothy Ashby, who played harp on this record. A most excellent contribution, to one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

  4. Justice 4All

    This Song Is Magic

  5. helen esler

    LOVE IT

  6. Olivia Bannister

    This man is so amazing
    Lord.... smh

  7. Jan Hutte

    Its no wonder he s the best 😃

  8. Ivis Burris

    That Harp is EVERYTHING

  9. Herb Moeran

    This is the best music to fuck your cousin to or to trade a green card for getting the fungus scraped off your dick

  10. K. R.

    Welcome to a new life...#Religion

  11. K. R.

    Good Morning World..#Good

  12. Dana Hayes

    Cassie sample: just one nite song

  13. Miriam Miller

    Missing my Father Michael L. Miller💕 I love Daddy...I know without a doubt you are enjoying your reward in life ever after. 🕊

  14. Romantic Warrior1

    One more.
    Wonderman. Can't get much bettet..

  15. Scott EM-50

    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
    For my mom, who always requests Stevie, but never knows what album it’s from...
    #fridaymorningmusicclub

  16. bigman9099

    One of the greatest albums ever produced. Simple and plain. Stevie is a genius.

  17. James Boyd

    Stevie Wonder in the role of Pied Piper...bringing greetings from beyond the sky...simply a beautiful song and masterpiece

  18. Aaron Lattimore

    Classic

  19. Mr. Wilson

    I think im in LOVE again we're going to make it

  20. natedoggg2002

    Songs in the Key of Life is a true Masterpiece! Stevie wonder is a Musical genius of Epic proportions! He was ahead of his time for 1976 which is why his music will stand the test of time!

  21. davielove11

    S. Wonder is one of the best to ever do it...his song writing skills, vocals and arrangements are pure genius.....

  22. VONSHA BROWN

    The harp on here is almost angelic sounding, the lyrics are flawless and Stevie is doing his good singing on this one.

  23. Matthew Peterkin

    That music is so beautiful, sadful, untouchable, and heartwarming i will never stop listening to this beautiful music

  24. Matthew Peterkin

    Melody sound from god and tears from Jesus

  25. Matthew Peterkin

    God bless you Stevie Wonder the singer and Dorothy Ashby the harp player

  26. Em Lewis

    I want to invite him to my wedding

  27. kenny adoti

    Making sure we dress in STYLE posing pictures with a smile!!!

  28. Joanna Mell

    Dorothy Ashby, the Queen of the Harp!

  29. James Boyd

    Lena Horne was a big fan and friend of Stevie Wonder.She once told him the key to his success was the poetry he wrote...not the songs...marvelous

  30. Angela Romano

    Every Single Song of This Album Is A True Jewel!!! Thanks a lot, Stevie!

  31. Stewart Swanson

    THIS is magic!!!,🎶🎶🎶💜

  32. David Williams Life

    Ten times better than all the crap that’s coming out now. The minute you hear it you know it’s an instant classic and pure genius.

  33. dan meme

    Only a few artists can make me teary eyed.

  34. Patrck Lindsay

    always loved this album.

  35. Arlene B

    My mom's favorite song forever stevie thank you from the bottom of my heart arlene b

  36. Cesar Flores

    No me canso de oir todo este albun clásico. Dios

  37. Willow Bark

    Easily one of the best albums ever released. Stevie is such a beautiful and unique person. And his talent is unsurpassed. I feel blessed to live in the same period of time he does. The world is not quite so hard because of it.

  38. summersify summers

    Dorothy Ashby on the harp. I never realized this but in usual Stevie Wonder fashion, he always had a host of great musicians on any given record. Hailed as one of the most "unjustly under loved jazz greats of the 1950's" and the "most accomplished modern jazz harpist, Dorothy Ashby's contribution to this song adds breathless air that's indescribable. It pulls emotions from you that you never knew you had. RIH Mrs. Ashby!

  39. Deborah Riegel

    This lbum and Innervisions! The best!

    Alessandro Faria

    Deborah Riegel yeah but you can put Fullfilingness First Finale in it!

  40. Marc Gilbert

    chokes me up every time..

  41. Curtis Mitchell

    Dorothy Ashby did this song so much justice...
    Beautiful!

    tubularAp

    Curtis Mitchell -- Yes, Dorothy is a miracle on the harp. Having discovered her only recently, I was uplifted to learn that she was the one playing the harp on this beautiful song of Stevie.

    Matthew Peterkin

    Dorothy Ashby is a heart of the melody harp

    John Harris

    KJ McNeil and Morgan James

  42. Ian Beckles

    Its the greatest album i have ever listened to

  43. OldeSkool1

    Ask her that.

  44. CHARMEUR LOVER

    GOOD BERCEUSE

  45. Robert Olidge

    if i wre to ever marry o would have someone to sing this to my bride

  46. Wilfred Salters

    mrs. mr little ones

  47. Jason Vernon

    Still to this day my favorite album..... albums 😉

  48. Leonard-Ralph Lyons

    No word's can describe how i feel as i listen to this.

    Leonard-Ralph Lyons

    +Noel Wells Yes,he is!

  49. William Teague

    MASTERPIECE!!!

  50. mal law

    Anybody who thumbed this down leasa a miserable life.

  51. Kenny B Goode

    I always thought it's "Like the poet's endless rhyme", not "Like the poets in this rhyme". Not trying to start anything; just trying to be accurate.

    Matt Coakley

    Undoubtedly "poet's endless rhyme" .... not sure how the mistake became so commonplace on lyric sites!

  52. Jessica kennedy

    I love this song....

  53. cheeba_team

    My favorite Stevie Wonder song...

  54. californyeah

    If it's magic...
    Then why can't it be everlasting
    Like the sun that always shines
    Like the poets in this rhyme
    Like the galaxies in time

    If it's pleasing...
    Then why can't it be never leaving
    Like the day that never fails
    Like on seashores there are shells
    Like the time that always tells

    It holds the key to every heart
    Throughout the universe
    It fills you up without a bite
    And quenches every thirst

    So...
    If it's special
    Then with it why aren't we as careful
    As making sure we dress in style
    Posing pictures with a smile
    Keeping danger from a child

    It holds the key to every heart
    Throughout the universe
    It fills you up without a bite
    And quenches every thirst

    So...
    If it's magic...
    Why can't we make it everlasting
    Like the lifetime of the sun
    It will leave no heart undone
    For there's enough for everyone

  55. Gwynne Cain

    This is when music was great and simple, with simple melodies and lyrics and that is what makes it great. Less is more. I would like to do this song if Stevie would let me.

    Denise Evans

    This song is so beautiful. Listen
    To the harp it is mesmerizing.

  56. Joan Rolle

    Anything and I do mean ANYTHING Stevie Wonder creates is beautifully done he is a GENIUS in every sense of the word.

  57. Sonji Forbes

    love me some Stevie Wonder!!!

  58. nockanoo62

    It is very hard to not listen to the ENTIRE song when you hear it.  A towering achievement in Stevie's career.  This is equal to or better than anything he's ever recorded...

  59. SerenelyDee

    I went to Stevie's Songs in the Key of life Tour in Houston. Im 27 years old and i love music. I can't even count how many concerts and shows I've been to but one thing i can say is, seeing Stevie Wonder was the best show I've ever been to. I enjoyed it so much, an experience I'll forever cherish.

  60. Defforest Robinson

    Brings Me Into Tears.

  61. Stefania - Fruitarian Farmer

    Beautiful..i love the way he pronounces his words

  62. The Naked Truth Report

    Absolutely beautiful.  The lyrics insightful 

  63. yassy588

    美しい音楽は人を詩人にする。
    たとえ、文字に書かなくても。
    列車の車窓から、サイドシートに居て、蒼い空を見上げていて。
    たとえ、言葉にしなくても。
    美しい世界に自然に同調する心の中に有る潮流
    そういった君自身の美しさというものが、
    あらかじめ、君の内にあるから、そうなるにすぎない。
    自然になるほど、美しいもの。そうありたい。
    澄んだ綺麗な音は、まるで、青空を見上げているよう。

  64. Stefanie Pezzino

    To Stefanie(the mother of my child), This song was made for you! 
                                                                               Love,
                                                                               Charles

  65. jazzman644

    I have loved this brother and his music since I was a child. never got a chance to see him in concert, but my imagination works just fine....

  66. Marlenes Gallary

    My favorite on this album

    Lisa Dean

    Thank you. XOXO.

  67. Kristy Edwards

    This songs is so beautiful. It has so much soul and meaning to it. People need to listen and pay attention to this song. It's speaks value.

  68. oldscoolfella

    I was 18 yrs old in 1976 when this song came out and it affected me just by listening to the song,here it is 2015,39 years later this song still gets to me, lyrics and all. Thank You Stevie Wonder!

  69. yassy588

    仕事を終えて、バイパスを走る車の中、
    心地よい疲れ、FMラジオから流れてきた。
    ハープで歌う美しい歌。この繊細な歌い方は、、スティービーか、Mジャクソンか、、
    曲終わりのDJが曲紹介、、やっぱり、、。やっぱり美しいな。

  70. Radiance

    My first time hearing this, and this is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

    gta 5

    +Aaisha Parson it seems naive....and yet appeals to us deep, deep down

    Radiance

    +JJJZANESVILLE2 Yes it does!!!

    Marlowe Harmon

    Aaisha Parson , & it's still a classic after all these years...!!!!

  71. Stephen V. Tran

    It's gotta be love

    John Doe

    Stephen YES, Stephen!
    Stevie Wonder never mentioned "LOVE" in any of the lyrics but "LOVE" is the *magic that he's referring and so eloquently speaking of in all phrases. Love to hear Stevie explain the song origins and the female harpists who died before the song won it's magical popularity. "LOVE!"

  72. Djlullaby22

    this is crazy beautiful. Stevie should have sang it imo.

  73. True Scorpio

    Timeless & Beautiful!  Thanks to the 2015 Grammys for reviving this song in our hearts! 

    Lisa Bardugone

    I though Usher did a fantastic job and seeing Stevie at the end was fantastic!

  74. Robert Johnson

    One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. The words melody and feeling it evokes: a precious gem from Stevie.  

  75. Renee Ferraro

    My dad always used to play this song when he was drunk. I hated it when I was a kid. Now he's gone and I appreciate it and I love the song

    Renee Ferraro

    Noel Wells i never had a mother. she killed herself when i was a baby. music helped my dad deal with grief. Probably why he was an alcoholic but i hear you

    Robert Olidge

    Renee Ferraro it b' that way

    liecrusher

    @Renee Ferraro

    Wow.

    Sobering.

    2slofouru

    Aww, that's beatiful :(

    NG Resonance

    Simultaneously sad and beautiful

  76. William Ross

    First and foremost what must be acknowledged is the simple yet profound beauty of the lyrics; they seamlessly meld with the melody. The almost infant like harp accompaniment takes something so beautiful and expands upon not only the lyrics but the melody as well. It is a stunning piece of music

     

    Our Love Is A Trip 4 Real

    Well said!

    gta 5

    +William Ross thanks, william....well said

    Our Love Is A Trip 4 Real

    The same with Billy Oceans masterpiece "Suddenly".

  77. loveyouall66

    THAT HARP IS SO BEAUTIFUL. LOVE IS WHAT HE IS SINGING ABOUT. WHY CAN'T IT BE EVERLASTING?

  78. Erma Driver

    Simply genius! 

  79. Brock Landers

    Mexican harp.

  80. Elizabeth DeRosa

    Wow... how much I have always loved this song.

  81. Joyce Marie Wright

    I went to the Stevie Wonder "Songs In the Life" concert in ATL this past weekend....not only did I thoroughly enjoy the music, I learned that the harpist on this track (Dorothy Ashby) was Black.  I'm always happiest when I learn something new....so I'm sharing this with you.

    TheCfrazier

    @slougage One if the pregnant back up singers was his wife.

    speechrighter

    Joyce Marie Wright, I did not know that about Dorothy Ashby . . . but somehow, I did know it.  I assumed it, because that's how Stevie rolls! Great man.

    Saylove

    @Joyce Marie Wright I saw him last nigh in Columbus, Ohio. It was one of the most beautiful concerts I been to! And yes Dj Tick Tick Boom was in the house! LOL

    sean duchinsky

    @speechrighter Dorothy ashby was a great black harpist.  actually, there are several famous black harpists-harvi griffin, ann hobson pilot, alice Coltrane.  all of them spectacular musicians.

    Sola Sistim

    So...Black Magic then!

  82. 4SherylB

    The Detroit Free Press brought me here today.

    Reminding me to revisit Stevie's songs.

  83. Bentom86

    Memories of Christmastime, 1976...and Santa leaving at least 5 copies of this album under our tree.
    Thank you Mr. Wonder!!!!!

  84. Deborah McC

    No Regrets it was all Magic

  85. Diana Rosa Gasca Juárez

    WHEN I LISTEN THIS SONG FOR THE FIRST TIME I CRY. AND I I STILL CRIYING EVERY TIME I LISTEN IT. IS SO BEAUTIFULL

    Monté Bella

    I thought I was the only one who cry when I hear something so beautiful

  86. TheGenreman

    Stevie sounding like Johnny Mathis on this imo.

  87. David Ward

    STUNNING!

  88. cranebeg

    Stevie like many black singers of the time sang with very true diction. 

  89. James Kammin

    There isn't a bad song on this whole album!

    MAJR68

    This may be the best album ever! EVER!!!

    cabsep

    It truly is a masterpiece.

    Rebecca Robertson

    I agree!

    Susan Stocks

    Pure genius James.

  90. Saila Sobriquet

    One of my favorite songs from this masterpiece of an album.

  91. Miguel Salazar

    pure magic, what a beautiful song

  92. Rob Tittley

    1976!! So innocent with this album as my backdrop. What went wrong!!

    James Kammin

    You grew up?

  93. akiva wharton

    This is the song I sent you yesterday.

  94. Krystal Hardwick

    If it's special, then with it why aren't we as careful as making sure we dressing style, posing pictures with a smile, keeping danger from a child?
    It holds the key to every heart throughout the universe. It fills you up without a bite and quenches every thirst. So, if it's magic, why can't we make it everlasting? Like the lifetime of the sun, it will leave no heart undone, for there is enough for everyone. 

    Truly magical collaboration of Stevie Wonder and Dorothy Ashby. He sounds a lot like Donny Hathaway in this song to me

  95. catherine harrison

    this song is magic. love stevie wonder and every song ever made

  96. Free Spirit

    "If It's Magic"

    If it's magic...
    Then why can't it be everlasting
    Like the sun that always shines
    Like the poets in this rhyme
    Like the galaxies in time 

    If it's pleasing...
    Then why can't it be never leaving
    Like the day that never fails
    Like on seashores there are shells
    Like the time that always tells 

    It holds the key to every heart
    Throughout the universe
    It fills you up without a bite
    And quenches every thirst 

    So...
    If it's special
    Then with it why aren't we as careful
    As making sure we dress in style
    Posing pictures with a smile
    Keeping danger from a child 

    It holds the key to every heart
    Throughout the universe
    It fills you up without a bite
    And quenches every thirst 

    So...
    If it's magic...
    Why can't we make it everlasting
    Like the lifetime of the sun
    It will leave no heart undone
    For there's enough for everyone

    Andre' Jenkins

    thanks for posting the lyrics