BLACK EYED PEAS is one of the most known and successful pop, hip-hop and R & B music band all over the world.

The reason of that success was this song. The pop group was about to split up because of the fact that they had many musical failures but one of their producers cheered up them to write new songs and introduce the pop influence in their lyrics songs. So one of the singers , Will I. am started to write  it remembering his emotions for  the 11th of December ,with the fall of the twin towers  . Then Apl.de.ap y Taboo (the others singers) finished it with him and Fergie joined to the group one year after.

“Where is the love?” is a song that talked about the problems in the entire world. Not only do they talk about terrorism, but they talk about EE.UU government, the racism, the war, the intolerance and the avarice. The message invites us to reflect on the terrorist attack of 11th of December and the next American invasion to Irak.

From my point of view, this song is written as if a child was the singer of it. He asks himself all the time: “Where is the love?” and he feels that he is growing and he has a big responsibility to look for the love.

At the beginning, he asks to her mother what’s happen with the world and why the world is so enthusiastic with the drama and they only attracted the tragedies. He also talks about the necessity of the end of world terrorism but people don’t know that some of them are still living with them, referring to some street bands of L.A (THE BLOODS AND THE CRIPS AND THE KKK) .He says to others that if people only have love for their relatives or friends they only will generate discrimination and hate. So they have to give love for everyone and not create intolerance.
Because of that people are killing, people are dying and children hurt and you hear them crying. So the kid asks to god, calling him “father”, to help them with the problem because he is questioning “Where is the love”.

He protests that if the love is so strong why is not possible it existence. He doesn’t know if it is really gone.

In the next paragraph the child is questioning himself why people are so selfish. He complains that what they only want is their own economical benefits taking wrong decisions. The war is in process and nobody knows the reason of it so he asks where is the love because he doesn’t know it.

Because of that people are killing, people are dying and children hurt and you hear them crying. So the kid asks to god to help him with the problem because he is questioning “Where is the love”.

Our main goal is to get money and we don’t care about people’s problems. Young people act in wrong way because of the media and the wrong information. So he is questioning where the values of humanity are because people spread animosity instead of love that what is looking for. His aim is to keep the faith and find the love.

What’s your aim for looking the love?

WHAT´S WRONG WITH THE WORLD, MAMA
PEOPLE LIVINING LIKE THEY AIN´T GOT NO MAMAS
I THINK THE WHOLE WORLD ADDICTED TO THE DRAMA
ONLY ATTRACTED TO THINGS THAT´LL BRING YOU TRAUMA
OVERSEAS, YEAH, WE TRY TO STOP TERRORISM
BUT WE STILL GOT TERRORISTS HERE LIVINING
IN THE USA, THE BIG CIA
THE BLOODS AND THE CRIPS AND THE KKK
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
MADNESS 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, Y´ALL

PEOPLE KILLINING, PEOPLE DYINING
CHILDREN HURT AND YOU HEAR THEM CRYINING
CAN YOU PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
AND WOULD YOU TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

FATHER, FATHER, FATHER HELP US
SEND SOME GUIDANCE FROM ABOVE
´CAUSE PEOPLE GOT ME, GOT ME QUESTIONINING
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 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 COULD ASK MYSELF REALLY WHAT IS GOIN´ WRONG
IN 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, 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)
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WHERE´S THE LOVE, Y´ALL

PEOPLE KILLIN´, PEOPLE DYIN´
CHILDREN HURT AND YOU HEAR THEM CRYIN´
CAN YOU PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
AND WOULD YOU TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

FATHER, FATHER, FATHER HELP US
SEND 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

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´ OUR 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 IN EQUALITY
INSTEAD IN SPREADING LOVE WE 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 (SO ASK YOURSELF)
GOTTA KEEP MY FAITH ALIVE TILL LOVE IS FOUND

PEOPLE KILLIN´, PEOPLE DYIN´
CHILDREN HURT AND YOU HEAR THEM CRYIN´
CAN YOU PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
AND WOULD YOU TUM 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? (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE? (THE LOVE)
WHERE IS THE LOVE? (THE LOVE)

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