What's 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 tryin' 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, this'll set us straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
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? (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, old ways have changed
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, and 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 hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach?
Or 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)
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' 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

Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us 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 'til 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 with 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 with it (yeah)
Something's wrong with it (yeah)
Something's wrong with 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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Where Is the Love? Lyrics as written by Priese Prince Lamont Board Justin R. Timberlake

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.

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  • +5
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    This song is really awesome ... I love it when people actually have something smart to sing/rap about! Awesome message!=D

    PRdancingrl4on June 28, 2003   Link
  • +4
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    This is a great song with a strong meaning. I believe the song is saying about how the world lives in a disater and should live in happiness and peace.

    Godsoflaxon April 14, 2009   Link
  • +4
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    Speaks the truth. I love this song. I call it hippie hip-hop, 'cause it is.

    WHERE IS THE LOVE?

    HELENzon October 03, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    cant we all just get along? :P

    Lateralus518on October 14, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    just get along

    cece100089on May 10, 2014   Link
  • +2
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    wow hard to believe no one else has comented on this song, strong is all i have to say

    fliny2000on June 21, 2003   Link
  • +2
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    i was watching them on mtv and I was gonna change but i heard 311 mention it in their songs about them being original. so i gave them a chance. and their video and song really reach out. they great postive message

    Spade9on June 26, 2003   Link
  • +2
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    in this world the only way to reach out to people and have your voice be heard is through music. artists have the grand privledge of writing music to make a difference. some dont take advantage of it..writing about sex, drugs and killing yourself. music, i think, is the driving force in some of the decisions kids make these days. music promotes their personality. and for this band to come out and write about every day issues and asking the very question everyone has on their mind, is incredible to me. im not a fan of justin but he sounded really good. the song is powerful and really makes you think harder bout that question..Where IS the love??

    LithiumGrlon June 28, 2003   Link
  • +2
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    Yo. This goes to whoever is reading this. Take a step back from the world you’re living in, and start seeing some new shit.

    Please do note that: The Black Eyed Peas ft. Justin Timberlake: Where Is The Love Speaks the truth, really. Or a question that lingers, and have lingered in today's society, and for some time now in fact. What the fuck happened to us all, why we killing, hurting, messing with each other, like hell where's the love dammit.

    "Can you practice what you preach?" "Would you turn the other cheek?"

    lolWATnowon October 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
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    ugh...i love this song!! so sad and so pretty

    Kitten666on June 25, 2003   Link

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