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Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?
Very popular song. Most of your students will know it. It poses many questions which will lead to some good classroom discussions.

Black Eyed Peas
Where Is The Love

Whatís 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 trying to stop terrorism,
but we still got terrorists hear livin
in the USA, the big CIA the blood through the crypts of the KKK.
But if you only have love for your own race,
then you only leave space to dicriminate,
and to discriminate only generates hate,
and when you hate then you're bound to get irate.
Madness is what you demonstrate,
and that's exactly how anger works and operates.
Man, ya gotta have love to set it strait.
Take control of your mind and meditate.
Let your soul gravitate to the love ya'll

People killin, people dyin,
children hurtin', 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.
These people got me, got me questionin',
where is the love?

it just ain't the same.
All ways have changed.
New days are strange.
Is the world still the same?
If love and peace are so strong,
why are there pieces of love that don't belong?
Nations dropping bombs.
Chemical gases fillin' lungs of little ones,
with ongoing suffering as the youth die young.
So ask yourself, is the lovin' really caused
so I can ask myself, really what is goin' on
in this world that we livin in
people keep on givin' in
makin' wrong decisions,
only visions of a different end
not respectin' each other
I and my brother
a war's goin on but the reason's undercover
the truth is kept secret
and swept under the rug
if you never know truth then you never know love
where's the love ya'll?


I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
as Iím gettin' older ya'll 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

what ever happened to the values of humanity?
What ever happened to the fairness and equality?
Instead of spreading love we spreading animosity
like us understanding leading us away from unity
that's the reason why sometimes Iím feelin' under
that's the reason why sometimes Iím feelin down
there's no wonder why some times Iím feelin under
gotta keep my faith alive till love is found