fixed in our world.
Fergie and Will.i.am. headline the Black Eyed Peas and they are both
very popular artists. Their songs are always upbeat and fun to listen to. In this song,
they’ve used their immense popularity to convey a message that all people need to hear
and will hopefully become better individuals after hearing.
The lyrics challenge people to question what’s wrong with the world and wonder
why people can act the way they do saying, “People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas.”
A mother is supposed to teach her children how to act and teach them right from wrong.
The song goes on to explain how overseas we are at war to stop terrorism,
“but we still
got terrorits here livin’, In the USA, the big CIA, The Bloods and The Crips and the
KKK.” In our own backyard, people kill each other because of their race and different
beliefs everyday. The Black Eyed Peas tell us that you need to demonstrate love and take
control of yourself. One can’t discriminate because that only generates hate, which leads
to people releasing their anger in inhumane ways.
Every lyric in this song, especially those in the chorus, deliver a positive message
to society—much different than most hip-hop and rap songs. The chorus of the song is,
“People killin’, people dying’, 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.”
The chorus asks people, if they see violence, can they not result to taking revenge and