If It's Magic (With Oil Drone Interlude)

From: Stevie Wonder - If It's Magic

Songs In The Key of Life

Tamla Records ‎– T13 - 340C2

Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP & 7" EP

Country: US

Released: 1976

Genre: Funk / Soul

Style: Soul, Funk, Jazz-Funk

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

Francesca Johnson: vocals
George Lawler: all percussion
Adam Klein: electric bass
Matt Ulury: upright bass
Rob Clearfield: rhodes
Gary Kaler: electric guitar
Women's Choir:
  Kate Melchior, Cristina Burack,
  Hallie Weiner, Hillary Pearson,
  Adria Rice, Catherine Brookman,
  Sarah Smith: sopranos
  Daphne Nichols, Natalie Chami,
  Marie Abel, Kelsea McCarthy,
  Starr Busby: altos
FROG Gamelan Members:
  Chris Dunlap, Rachel Dalton,
  Brent Matusiewicz, Rich Korepanow,
  Doug Hudson, Linda Maher,
  Andrew Mall, Mel Gonzalez,
  Greg O'Drobinak, Barbara Kapp,
  Elisabeth Johnson
Patrick: latin percussion,
glitch drone, cymbal crashes,
ambience

All Genres Visited In Cantor's Comb:

(in order, skipping repeats)

Instrumental Hip-Hop

Reggae

Cowboy Movie

Alt-Junk Rock

Ambient - Granular

Minimalism

Electronic

R&B

Digi-reggae

Ambient - Additive

Thrash Metal

Easy Listening

Disco

Trip-hop

New Gamelan

Ambient - Sampled

Drum n Bass

Latin - Merengie

8-bit /Chiptunes

String Quartet

Jazz Band - Shout Chorus

Hippie Bonfire Jam

Indian Devotional

Glitch-hop

Ambient - Drone

Sound Sculpture

Hip-Hop

African

Dub

Ambient - Resonances

Cool Jazz

80’s New Wave

Polka

Piano Solo

Funk

EDM

Drone

Techno

Dubstep

Ambient - Swell

Soul

Process Music

Dance

Orchestral - Romantic

Irish

Persian

Klezmer

Zydeco

Indian - Bollywood

Latin - Cha Cha

Drone Metal

70’s Pop

Gospel Rock

80’s Pop

Eclectica

Mambo

Ska

House

World Beat

Ambient - Wash

Classic Bluegrass

Indie Rock

70’s Instrumental Funk

Reggaeton / Dancehall

Hawaiian

Ambient - Subtractive

Pandiatonic Chord