Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wise Words, Where IS the love...

I decided to post this song because I just love the messages contained within the lyrics. I am sure the majority of you have heard it many times, but I am also guessing, it has been awhile since you listened to it. So I am posting the video, and then the lyrics. I hope you listen to it AND read the lyrics, maybe at the same time. They are powerful. And I think in these times in the world, the song is getting more and more powerful. I think radio stations need to begin playing it again, over and over again, until the WORDS penetrate our minds. So, I wanted to share it, for you to rehear it, remember the wise words spoken. It isn't just a song. It is truth. Truth we are seeing or hearing about every single day. And not just truth about countries around us in pain, turmoil and war. But pain, turmoil and wars going on HERE, in the US too. We think it is third-world countries that need all our help, but we need help too. There is so much strife in our backyards, and people pretend that it isn't there, but it is there. And we need to remember that and remember that helping everyone is wonderful and should be done, but we have to remember to help ourselves too. The soup kitchens, the shelters, they are there for reasons. Because people in our backyards need help, and there isn't enough of it happening here either. So if you have 2 dollars to spare, maybe one should go to another country's needs, but maybe before you hand that second bill over, you should remember all the homeless, the needy, the wounded soldiers, etc., that need help HERE too. Share the love. Don't let there be songs that ASK us, WHERE is the Love?



Where is the Love? Lyrics

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 things that'll bring the trauma

Overseas, yeah, we try 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 K.K.K.

But, if you only have 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, yeah

Badness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates
Man you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all,

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and hear them cryin'?
Can you practice what you preach?
And would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send us some guidance from above
'Cause 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?
The love, the love

It just ain't the same, always unchanged
New days are strange, is the world insane
If love and peace are so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong?
Nations droppin' bombs

Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones
With the ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young
So, ask yourself is the lovin' really gone?
So, I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong

In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin'
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, it's 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)
Where's the love, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach?
And would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send us some guidance from above
'Cause 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?
(The love)
Where is the love?
(Love)

Where is the love?
(The love)
Where is the love?
(The love)
Where is the love?
The love, the love

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' 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're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity

That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found
And ask yourself

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send us some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?

Sing wit me ya'll
(One world, one world)
We only got
(One world, one world)
That's all we got
(One world, one world)

And somethin's wrong wit it
(Yeah)
Somethin's wrong wit it
(Yeah)
Somethin's wrong wit world world world yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That's all we got
(One world, one world)

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2 meaningful meanderings:

Sheri said...

I love this song! I saw them perform this in 2004 or 2003... was awesome (it was the Justin Timberlake/Xtina Aguilera tour) - Black Eyed Peas opened for them lol

RayeLee said...

I have honestly never heard that song before... It does have a good message, though. :)

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