What Does The Song, 'Where Is The Love' By Black Eyed Peas Mean?


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Yo Kass answered
The song 'Where is the Love?' by The Black Eyed Peas has a number of meanings. The lyrics deal with the general theme of humanity and how society has forgotten the value of loving one another and living in harmony.

The Meaning of 'Where is the love?' by The Black Eyed Peas

By analysing the lyrics, it becomes evident what the meaning behind the song is. If we take the first two lined:

"What's wrong with the world, mama People livin' like they ain't got no mamas"
This pretty much sums the song up. It's basically asking 'What's wrong with the world? Why are people living without human values (as if they don't have a mother themselves)?'

The song then goes on to point out the hypocrisy of countries going to war to stop hatred when there are still issues that need dealing with closer to home:

"Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism But we still got terrorists here livin' In the USA, the big CIA The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK"
The singer then touches on reasons for hatred existing in the world, mentioning examples like racial hatred:

"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" The chorus of the song does a good job summarizing the main theme. It poses the question 'what are we all doing about the death and destruction of innocent human life?'
It also points out that people often suggest speaking up against inhumanity, but when it comes to the crunch, no-one seems willing to act.
"People killin', people dyin' Children hurt and you hear them cryin' Can you practice what you preach And would you turn the other cheek"

My favourite part of the song is this plea to God asking for help restoring faith in humanity.
"Father, Father, Father help us Send some guidance from above 'Cause people got me, got me questionin' Where is the love (Love)"
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J namwen answered
If you take a look at the lyrics, it's pretty self-explanatory.

But it mostly touches on how society these days is so out of touch with caring for each other. Power-hungry, egotistical business owners and people are taking over and are influencing the rest of society.

They are teaching our youth through the media to want to become celebrities and Donald Trumps, while also making war a normal day-to-day sight.

Do we actually stop and think to ourselves how watching the news and other media related topics are influencing the opinions of our youth in our community? I think not.

Black Eyed Peas are usually excellent at creating music that correlates with controversial topics like this.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I think it is about 9/11 and any type of war we people are having in the world.

Even having a fight with your parents or with friends contribute to the song!
Kids going hungry, families going homeless, anything that is bad in the world.

The Black Eyed Peas are saying 'where did the love go between everyone?'

Hope this helped (also we should really be a part in making everyone love each other again).
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
That the world is bad and the way that some people treat each other is wrong and needs to be fixed.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Its about the army down in Iraq and the kids in Africa, there's people dying - and kids in Africa crying because their famlies or them are dying as well!

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