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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 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...


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    Mar 10th, 2010 3:04pm report

    everyone here thinks this song is about the war in iraq. that is but a small part of the true meaning of this song. this song refers to the fight against racism that took place in our country. it talks about how kids are getting involved in gangs and caught up in a whole lot of crap that should be avoided. people are being killed form these decisions people are being hurt nothing good is coming from the surplus of hate that this country has for numerous and absurd things such as war in iraq when we should not be there anymore. we are worrying about problems that are occurring in other countries rather than fixing out situation. we need to fix our situation. we cant be going to war as it says in the song "if you practice what you preach then you turn the other cheek" this is not only referring to war but also minor issues that take place here in the united states whether it be racism or anything at all. this song is basically calling out all of the hatred and all of the un-needed crap that takes place in todays society


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    Apr 4th, 2006 4:21am report

    It is about the disintergration of society's values.
    "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"
    Racism is being expressed in violent/humiliating methods nowadays.

    "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"

    Materialism is getting more common. Making money seems to be the most important thing in people's minds now.

    "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"

    It seems that the youth are easily influenced by the media. This leads to the rise in juvenile crime and violent acts.


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    Dec 14th, 2009 12:56pm report

    The song is about exactly what the title is asking. Where is the love?

    The bible says: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    Look around you. Think about the relationships you have with people. Is it really love?

    This song is telling us what this world of ours is turning into without love, true genuine love. It states all these awful things that are going on in the world. Not to bring you down nor to make you feel guilty BUT to open your eyes. To love people. Not just your family, friends, boyfriend/girlfriend. To selflessly love others as well.


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    Sep 24th, 9:03pm report

    What is the meaning of "practice what you preach"?


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    Jun 6th, 6:54am report

    It's hell mad and I think that they all are the slayers of this earth.

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    Jan 8th, 2016 1:43am report

    I think that it is about how nobody is loving we are all joining gangs like crips young bloods and all that also everyone killing its like there is like 4 people getting killed everyday like black eyed peas say where is the love why don't all the people that do these bad things take a brake go to your family spend a week there maybe then there see that the world is a way better place when were loving not hating .Think about it we could change the world and this song is so the truth so if you have family or a friend that you know do this kind of bad stuff show them that they can change .Maybe even have them listen to this song just show them love.WE can change the world .I think that this is a really good song and it is the truth.So please and try to make the world a better place.So yes I think that this song is about people always hating instead of loving .


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    Nov 2nd, 2015 11:19pm report

    The problems of the world that need to be fixed up.


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    Jun 10th, 2014 6:26am report

    The meaning of the song about the war that occurred in the Iraq and that many kids are joining gangs and that they are learning thing that they shouldn't be learning and hating life because they cant pick themselves and do something about it.


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    Oct 15th, 2013 10:31am report

    The title of the song tells us the meaning.

    Where is the love?

    Where is the love in our schools, homes, towns, governments, business, cities, countries, in our world where is it?

    Where is the respect we are all told to have for each other? Where is the peace? Where is the happiness?


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    Nov 22nd, 2012 11:27am report

    As i think,now a day people are not loving each other. Even we said,we love and help each other but it is not true.Not only in USA but also the whole world.Please thinking about people and think like human being.


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    Jun 29th, 2012 6:40am report

    the meaning behind this song is for people to wake up to how we are treating each other .. thats sounds obvious but what i mean is that we are all connected to each other in this world.. just imagine if the world were a place of peace where we did all treat each other with love "TRUE LOVE" the kind that has no oposite, stop listening to the media as it only wants us to feel fear , governments keeping things secretive from us and so on .. this is not something we should worry about it is something we should understand and once we do then we then step into our own power, seeking the love for ourselves and others once we achieve this it spreads ppl wake up and start operating at a higher level of counisness, all that controling by governments and false message from media becomes useless and powerless to our being :) all is one and one is all lets stay focused on treating each other with love as it is the highest vibration this is where miricals happen this is where we unite and change the world as we know it, this is where the lyrics of this song dont become fiction or unacted on THIS IS WHEN THOSE LYRICS BECOME OUR WAY OF LIFE !



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    Jun 4th, 2012 6:48am report

    Where in the song it says The bloods and the Crips and the Klu Klux Klan referred to as the K.K.K when it says this it means the bloods are the murders, the Crips are the gangsters and the K.K.K (where an extremist group in the U.S.A and racist towards African Americans.)


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    May 29th, 2012 5:12am report

    I apologise, but, in my opinion, you are not right. I can defend the position. Write to me in PM, we will discuss.


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    May 28th, 2012 5:58am report

    Willingly I accept. In my opinion, it is an interestign question, I will take part in discussion. Together we can come to a rgiht answer.

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    May 27th, 2012 5:41am report

    It is a pity, that now I can not express - I hurry up on job. But I will be released - I will necessarily write that I think on this question.


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    May 26th, 2012 5:11pm report

    It is a pity, that now I can not express - I am late for a meeting. But I will return - I will necessarily wrife that I think on this question.


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    May 7th, 2012 5:13pm report

    i want to hear it from, the black eyed peas, what this song is about, i watched a story on youtube earlier today and this song was used in it ! W O W Strong word's in this context !!!!
    you people are just scratching the surfice with yr comments, here is the link,
    W A K E Up people.
    this song in this context has to make you see !!!
    we can change things for the better !!!


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    May 2nd, 2012 5:04pm report

    my interpreatation is that there is so much hate in the world that there is no room left for love that's why it is called "Where is the love"
    It wants us to think about what we say before we say it.

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