"Black Pearl" as written by Philip Spector, Irwin Levine and Toni Wine....
Ooh-ooh
Hey, hey, my-my-my-my
Black pearl, precious little girl
Let me put you up where you belong
Black pearl, pretty little girl
You've been in the background much too long

You've been workin' so hard your whole life through
Tending other peoples houses, raising up their children too
Hey, how bout something for me and you?
Here in my arms you're gonna reign supreme
No more serving, baby, they're gonna serve my queen
It's our turn for happiness and our day has come
Living for each other and answering to no one

Black pearl, precious little girl
Let me put you up where you belong because I love you
Black pearl, pretty little girl
You've been in the background much too long
Together we'll stand so straight and so tall
Created by love to love one and all, hey
Heart-to-heart, soul-to-soul
No other one could ever take your place
My world is built around the very smile that's on your face
You'll never win a beauty show, no, they won't pick you
But you're my Miss America and I love you

Black pearl, precious little girl
Let me put you up where you belong, I will lead you
Black pearl, pretty little girl
You've been in the background much too long

Ooh-ooh, yeah-yeah-yeah, my-my-my-my-my baby
You know I need you, you know I want you, want you for myself
I don't want nobody else, oh babe I love you, you know I need you
You know I got to-got to-got to have you
Come on baby, come on, come on and be my baby
You know I love you, ooh-ooh
Be mine, nobody else have you, come on baby love
Ah, I love you, and I need you and I want you, want you for myself
Come on baby, I love you, hey-hey-hey
I really need you baby love and I want you


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"Black Pearl" as written by Toni Wine Irwin Levine

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    General CommentOne of my favorite love songs because it's not just about a couple in love, it's more about them having to live in a segregated America. Great lines: You'll never win a beauty show
    No they won't pick you
    But you're my miss America

    Of course, that's not the issue anymore, but the great performance puts you right back into those times, when something like that seemed totally impossible.
    The Bishopon June 14, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningAn uplifting tune about life as a black woman during the times of racial segregation or inequality. "You been working so hard your whole life through
    Tendin' other people's houses, Raisin' up their children too" is obviously a reference to black nannies or maids who worked for wealthy white families (perhaps not as slaves per-se but domestic help). The next line refers to the former maid/servant now being taken care of by her husband. He shows her a good time and that she is worthy of respect. "You've been in the background much too long" alludes to a life of being secondary to the wealthy. "You'll never win a beauty show, no, they won't pick you" again references the idea that black is not beauty and nobody will choose a black person as being the most beautiful.
    josh165669on December 03, 2014   Link

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