My next song asks the question why can’t we be friends? and when you think of the civil uprising that was occurring in the United States of America and is still happening there and in other places like Brazil, Pakistan. It is a valid question.
The song was a thought in the War’s drummers mind while on tour in Japan. It was Harold Brown’s thought that we are all really connected through language, food and culture. For someone to think this during the period when the world was not connected by the Worl Wide Web (WWW) speaks of how some people saw the world and how it could reduce racist and religious conflicts.
War is known as one of the first diverse bands of the 1970s.
I recall walking in Kumamoto, Japan in 1986, when a young woman from Australia came up to me and hugged me. Her statement was it was nice to see a familiar face. I guess when you are a minority it a place like Japan, India or China it can be overwhelming.
Let us listen to War and “Why Can’t We Be Friends.”
Source of some information: https://www.songfacts.com