Workin' Together
Ike & Tina Turner Lyrics


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Calling out to all my sisters and brothers,
Regardless of race, creed or color...
The problems of the world will never be solved
Unless we put a little love in our hearts...

Workin' together, we can make a change;
Workin' together, we can help better things,
So let us put our hate aside,
And let us let love be our guide...
Let's now try a little love for a change...
Just try a little love for a change...

People disliking one another
Because we were born of a different color...
Many are protesting the wars across the sea
'Cause there are people here that are still not free...

Workin' together, we can make a change;
Workin' together, we can help better things,
So let us put our hate aside,
And let us let love be our guide...
Say, let's try a little love for a change...
Let's try a little love for a change...

Unless we get together, the world would never survive,
And the hopes for the world will surely, surely die...
People like you and me should speak up for what is right;
Only then will the world see the light...

Workin' together, we can make a change;
Workin' together, we can help better things,
Let us put our hate aside,
And let us let love be our guide...
Say, let's try a little love for a change...
Let's try a little love for a change...
Try a little love for a change... (Workin' together, we can make a change...)
Oh, let's try a little love for a change... (Workin' together, we can help better things...)
If we stick together, we'll make things better, yeah, yeah, yeah... (Workin' together, we can make a change...)
Oh, but we got to try a little love for a change... (Workin' together, we can help better things...)




Ooh, try a little love, a little bit of love, (Workin' together, we can make a change...)
Try a little love, love, love, love... (Workin' together, we can help better things...)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Ike & Tina Turner's song Workin' Together are a call for unity among people of all races, creeds and colors to solve the problems of the world. The song revolves around the idea that hate and division only lead to more hatred and division. The first verse emphasizes the importance of love in the world while the second verse discusses the issue of racial discrimination. The third verse broadens the scope to include all kinds of conflicts, suggesting that only by working together can we make a change and better things.


The chorus reinforces this message of unity and cooperation, urging people to put aside their hate and let love be their guide. The song acknowledges that the world is a difficult place to live in, but it also suggests that we have the power to change it for the better. If we work together and try a little love, we can make a difference. The repetition of "let's try a little love for a change" is a hopeful and optimistic call to action that encourages listeners to take part in creating a better world.


Overall, the song's message of unity and love is a powerful one that still resonates today. It highlights the importance of coming together to solve the world's problems and emphasizes the hope that positive change is possible.


Line by Line Meaning

Calling out to all my sisters and brothers,
Addressing everyone in a warm and welcoming manner


Regardless of race, creed or color...
No discrimination based on race, religion, or skin tone


The problems of the world will never be solved
Global issues remain unresolved


Unless we put a little love in our hearts...
Love is lacking as a solution to global issues


Workin' together, we can make a change;
Collaboration can bring positive transformation


Workin' together, we can help better things,
Partnership creates opportunities for improvement


So let us put our hate aside,
Abandon negative emotions for a more positive approach


And let us let love be our guide...
Rely on love to show the way forward


Let's now try a little love for a change...
Embrace love in our efforts to create a better world


People disliking one another
Negativity among people


Because we were born of a different color...
Discrimination based on skin tone


Many are protesting the wars across the sea
Demonstrations against foreign wars


'Cause there are people here that are still not free...
Issues with social justice in their own country


Unless we get together, the world would never survive,
Without collaboration, there's no hope for the world


And the hopes for the world will surely, surely die...
Lack of hope for the future


People like you and me should speak up for what is right;
Everyone should stand up for what is just and fair


Only then will the world see the light...
Justice and fairness bring enlightenment


Say, let's try a little love for a change...
Encouragement to embrace love as a tool for change


Let's try a little love for a change...
Reiteration of the need for love in creating a better world


If we stick together, we'll make things better, yeah, yeah, yeah...
Unity brings progress and improves the world


Oh, but we got to try a little love for a change...
Emphasizing the importance of embracing love as a solution


Ooh, try a little love, a little bit of love,
Encouragement to pursue love in our actions


Try a little love, love, love, love...
Repeated urging to embrace love in our efforts




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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@OfficialAdamClarke

"Calling out to all my sisters and brothers,
Regardless of race, creed or color,
The problems of the world will never be solved,
Unless we put a little love in our hearts,
Working together, we can make a change,
Working together, we can help better things,
So let us put our hate aside and let us let love be our guide".

R.I.P. Tina 💜🎶💃🏽🙏🏼



@perrycox4815

'Calling out to all my sisters and brothers
Regardless of race, creed or color
The problems of the world will never be solved
Unless we put a little love in our hearts
Working together we can make a change
Working together we can help better things
So let us put our hate aside and let us let love be our guide

Let's now try little love for a change
just try little love for a change.


People disliking one another
because they were born of a different color
And maybe I'm protesting the wars across the sea
'Cuz there are people here that are still not free

Working together we can make a change
working together we can help better things
So let us put our hate aside and let us let love be our guide

I say let's now try little love for a change
just try little love for a change

Unless we get together the world would never survive
and the hopes of the world will surly surly die
It takes People like you and me to speak up for what is right
'Cuz only then will the world see the light

Working together we can make a change
Working together we can help better things
So let us put our hate aside and let us let love oh yea be our guide



@SalaCreedence

Llamando a todas mis hermanas y hermanos
Independientemente de raza, credo o color
Los problemas del mundo nunca serán resueltos
A menos que pongamos un poco de amor en nuestros corazones,

Trabajando juntos, podemos hacer un cambio
Trabajando juntos, podemos ayudar a mejorar las cosas
Así que dejemos a un lado nuestro odio
Y dejemos que el amor sea nuestro guía
Ahora probemos un poco de amor para variar
Sólo prueba un poco de amor para variar.

Gente que no se gusta el uno al otro
Porque nacimos de un color diferente
Muchos protestan por las guerras a través del mar
Porque hay gente aquí que todavía no es libre.

Trabajando juntos, podemos hacer un cambio
Trabajando juntos, podemos ayudar a mejorar las cosas
Así que dejemos a un lado nuestro odio
Y dejemos que el amor sea nuestro guía
Vamos a probar un poco de amor para variar
Vamos a probar un poco de amor para variar

A menos que nos juntamos
El mundo nunca sobreviviría
Y las esperanzas para el mundo seguramente morirán
La gente como tú y yo debería hablar por lo que es correcto
Sólo entonces el mundo verá la luz

Trabajando juntos, podemos hacer un cambio
Trabajando juntos, podemos ayudar a mejorar las cosas
Dejemos de lado nuestro odio
Y dejemos que el amor sea nuestro guía
Vamos a probar un poco de amor para variar
Vamos a probar un poco de amor para variar
Prueba un poco de amor para variar
(Trabajando juntos, podemos hacer un cambio)
Oh, vamos a probar un poco de amor para variar
(Trabajando juntos, podemos ayudar a cosas mejores)
Si nos mantenemos juntos
Mejoraremos las cosas
Sí, sí, sí
(Trabajando juntos, podemos hacer un cambio)
Oh, pero tenemos que probar un poco de amor para variar
(Trabajando juntos, podemos ayudar a cosas mejores)
Oh, prueba un poco de amor, un poco de amor
(Trabajando juntos, podemos hacer un cambio)
Prueba un poco de amor, amor, amor, amor
(Trabajando juntos, podemos ayudar a cosas mejores)



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@bisexual_queen67

Orange is the new black sent me here!!!!

@lauracook8231

Orange is the New Black absolutely sent me here.. what a song!

@teddybear4255

me too, and I love it!

@lachlan25gamer22

Same same lol

@karolinecarvalho8589

A mim também rs. Não conhecia essa música é nem sabia que era ela quem cantava. Pesquisei e acabei descobrindo essa obra prima de música. Valeu a pena.

@damienhurt39

R.I.P. to Tina Turner. She was so unique, she had an amazing singing voice. Her legacy will be remembered forever

@LastAyleidKing

I just found out she passed out today......😢

Rest easy....may your music carry on....
Let love be our guide, your love in your music lessons learned through struggles n strife

@OfficialAdamClarke

"Calling out to all my sisters and brothers,
Regardless of race, creed or color,
The problems of the world will never be solved,
Unless we put a little love in our hearts,
Working together, we can make a change,
Working together, we can help better things,
So let us put our hate aside and let us let love be our guide".

R.I.P. Tina 💜🎶💃🏽🙏🏼

@gilbertikorong2636

@OfficialAdamClarke; you just gave the most beautiful tribute to Tina Turner; THANKS.

@africanbrowny

Anna Mae Bullock❤ I will love you forever😭

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