Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?
If I tried to give a sort of intro to this song, I would have to tell enough stories to fill a book... of so many teens who add to the violence because they've never been loved; of police throwing my 60-year-old neighbor woman in the ghetto to the sidewalk and handcuffing her because they were arresting her son and she was crying and frantically begging them in Spanish not to take him, and she didn't understand their English order to step back, of watching a fight from my third-floor window and begging God to fill the street with peace as a woman screamed for the blows to stop hurting her man and my tears fell to the sidewalk far below, of one of my most feared and violent girls hugging me instead of shaking my offered hand when she left and we both knew this was goodbye forever. Oops. Was that a book? Here's the song: (oh, but first scroll to the end of the page and turn off the music player. Is that thing annoying? I kinda' like it, but if it's a pain I'll delete it.)