English 10/ Period 4
13 September 2012
The only things we hear on the news lately are what country is getting bombed, who hates who, and the sheer number of people dying every day. There is too much discrimination, madness, and anger circulating through our world right now. We have soldiers dying every day for our country in a war that could be stopped with peaceful actions. Instead, we have become oblivious to what is going on around us. Music has always tried to make people more aware of today’s problems. Johnny Depp said, “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” It has been the intention of singers and songwriters that mutual respect and understanding of our differences is the key to world peace.
The world seems to be addicted to violence and we can’t seem to stop war or innocent people dying. The song, “Where Is The Love?” by the Black Eyed Peas explains the question many people ask about our country, why are people so violent and where are the good people? In the song it says, “I think the world addicted to the drama only attracted to things that’ll bring you trauma.” This quote is explaining that the world cannot seem to come to world peace and something dramatic is always happening. Whether something new is going on in the war or if an innocent woman is killed on the streets, it never stops. A second quote states, “If love and peace are so strong why are there pieces of love that don’t belong?” There are such hateful people in the world and this quote is trying to get across that if there is so much love in the world, why is there still hateful things occurring? The Black Eyed Peas sing, “Not respectin’ each other, deny thy brother, a war is going on but the reasons undercover.” They are pointing out that there is no understanding of one another, which would be the first step towards world peace. Also, it is saying that the reason for the war is undercover and no one really knows the underlying...