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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 here livin'

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
People killin', people dyin'
Children hurtin', hear them cryin'
Do you practice what you preach
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

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)
Where's the love, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurtn'hear them cryin'
Do you practice what you preach
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)
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 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
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
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?

Sing wit 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 wit it (Yeah)
Something's wrong wit it (Yeah)
Something's wrong wit the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That's all we got
(One world, one world)



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    elocoz2May 30, 2008 at 10:26 am
    the meaning of this song is about gangs, violence and racism.my opinion of this song is to spread love to the world and bring peace with no gangs and violence.this song affects my previous life experience because when i was little, there was violence throughout the world and gangs.
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    crazy_munkey20Jul 18, 2008 at 5:46 pm
    this song has a HUGE meaning to it, like trash being threw out, gangs, that is like people being racist, they are just white ppl, but different color, plz spread love around, it makes ppl feel better!!! i love this song!!! good work!!!
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    MissLovelyAliciaJan 2, 2010 at 2:47 am
    ITS So true WHere is the LOVe now a days ?
    If only the world was in one peace ...
    Everyone gettin along NO matter what your race may be cant we all just get AlonG ? : (
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    UnregisteredJun 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm
    This isn't about the Earth. This about humanity and society. This is about the question of worth. It's all about the strong deep hold of animosity. This song is all about the people on the Earth. Before we can save the rock. We have to save the people on it.

    A quick poem I made straight from the heart. I hope that you understand the explanation I gave you. If you feel a dislike to any certain part. ask before downvoting.
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    Hansel888Apr 18, 2014 at 11:37 am
    This song is explaining how the act of racism (discrimination), violence and animosity causes a great destruction to this Earth. The main idea of this song is how humans are supposed to spread the love among each other because we only have one world to love and to care. But, the world has too much problem that dirts the younger generations which are supposed to be the future leaders.

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