Black or White Lyrics

Michael Jackson


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Michael Jackson, Orianthi Panagaris, Michael Bearden, Tommy Organ
album: Track 8 in album Dangerous
release date: 1991-11-25
popularity : 278 users have visited this page.
length: 4:16
additional engineer: Matt Forger
guest instrument: Slash
electric guitar: Slash
percussion: Bill Bottrell, Brad Buxer
guitar: Bill Bottrell, Tim Pierce
drums: Bryan Loren
Moog: Bryan Loren
bass guitar: Terry Jackson
keyboard: John Barnes, Jasun Martz, Brad Buxer
mix: Bill Bottrell
guest performer: Brad Buxer
producer: Bill Bottrell, Michael Jackson
recording: Bill Bottrell
background vocals: Michael Jackson
spoken vocals: L.T.B., Andres McKenzie
lead vocals: Michael Jackson
other vocals: L.T.B.
lyricist: Bill Bottrell, Michael Jackson
composer: Michael Jackson

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I took my baby on a Saturday bang
Boy is that girl with you
Yes we're one and the same

Now I believe in miracles
And a miracle has happened tonight

But, if you're thinkin' about my baby
It don't matter if you're black or white

They print my message in the Saturday Sun
I had to tell them I ain't second to none

And I told about equality and it's true
Either you're wrong or you're right

But, if you're thinkin' about my baby
It don't matter if you're black or white

I am tired of this devil
I am tired of this stuff
I am tired of this business
Sew when the going gets rough
I ain't scared of your brother
I ain'ts scared of no sheets
I ain't scared of nobody
Girl when the goin' gets mean

Protection
For gangs, clubs, and nations
Causing grief in human relations
It's a turf war on a global scale
I'd rather hear both sides of the tale
See, it's not about races
Just places
Faces
Where your blood comes from
Is were your space is
I've seen the bright get duller
I'm not going to spend my life being a color

Don't tell me you agree with me
When I saw you kicking dirt in my eye

But, if you're thinkin' about my baby
It don't matter if you're black or white

I said if you're thinkin' of being my baby
It don't matter if you're black or white

I said if you're thinkin' of being my brother
It don't matter if you're black or white

Ooh, ooh
Yea, yea, yea now
Ooh, ooh
Yea, yea, yea now

It's black, it's white
It's tough for them to get by
It's black, it's white, whoo

Track Listing

  • 1 Jam
  • 2 Why You Wanna Trip on Me
  • 3 In the Closet
  • 4 She Drives Me Wild
  • 5 Remember the Time
  • 6 Can't Let Her Get Away
  • 7 Heal the World
  • 8 Black or White
  • 9 Who Is It
  • 10 Give in to Me
  • 11 Will You Be There
  • 12 Keep the Faith
  • 13 Gone Too Soon
  • 14 Dangerous