Musical Interludes: Where is the Love?

Music is an enormous part of my life. I started collecting 45s before I was even in double-digit ages. I had several older brothers and sisters who were in high school and beyond. When they would move out on their own, I tended to inherit the songs they were tired of. As such, I have been a lifelong music-aholic and collector.

Therefore, once in a while, I am going to be posting videos, and/or lyrics that have a meaning that I admire, enjoy and want to share. Yes, I am sure that most, If not all the songs will be so well known that posting the lyrics will be pointless, but as one of those who loves to sing along, and known to loudly sing along with songs while replace the actual words, “fighter planes” with “spider blinks” etc. I think it best to put the lyrics up for any other “lyrically challenged people” who may drop in.

The first offering is one of my favorite songs. I think the lyrics speak for themselves.

Where is the Love – Black Eyed Peas

What’s wrong with the world, mama?
People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas
I think the whole world’s addicted to the drama
Only attracted to the things that’ll bring ya trauma
Overseas yeah we tryin’ to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin’
In the U.S.A, the big C.I.A
The Bloods and the Crips, and the KKK
But if you only got love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate, then you’re bound to get irate
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that’s exactly how anger works and operates
Man, ya gotta have love, this’ll set us straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate, to the love y’all

People killin’
People dyin’
Children hurt and
You hear ’em cryin’
Will you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek
Father, father, father, help us
Send some guidance from above
These people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love?
(Love) Where is the love?
(The love) Where is the love?
(The love) Where is the love?
(Where is the love, the love, my love?)

It just ain’t the same
Old ways have changed
New days are strange, is the world insane?
If love and peace is so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don’t belong
Nations droppin’ bombs
Chemical gasses fillin’ lungs of little ones
With ongoin’ sufferin’ as the youth die young
So ask yourself, is the lovin’ really gone
So I can ask myself, really what is going wrong
With this world that we livin’ in, people keep on givin’ in
Makin wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin’ each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin on but the reason’s undercover
The truth is kept secret, and swept under the rug
If you never know truth, then you never know love
Where’s the love y’all? (Come on, I don’t know)
Where’s the truth y’all? (Come on, I don’t know)
And where’s the love y’all?

People killin’
People dyin’
Children hurt and
You hear ’em cryin’
Will you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek
Father, father, father, help us
Send some guidance from above
These people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love?
(Love) Where is the love?
(The love) Where is the love?
(The love) Where is the love?
(Where is the love, the love, my love?)

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I’m getting older, y’all people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin’
Selfishness got us followin’ the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema, yo
Whatever happened to the values of humanity?
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality?
Instead of spreading love we spreadin’ animosity
Lack of understandin’ leading us away from unity
That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin under
That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feelin down
It’s no wonder why sometimes I’m feelin’ under
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Father, father, father, help us
Send some guidance from above
These people got me, got me questionin’
Where is the love?

Now sing with me y’all (One world, one world)
We only got (One world, one world)
That’s all we got (One world, one world)
And something’s wrong with it
Something’s wrong with it
Something’s wrong with the w-w-world
We only got (One world, one world)
That’s all we got (One world, one world)

 

Produced By: Ron Fair & Will.I.Am

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7 thoughts on “Musical Interludes: Where is the Love?

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