Essay, Pages 3 (680 words)
Songs are used to express emotions and convey a message which can be in different genres. The songs heal the world which is pop song by Michael Jackson and “Where is the love?” by Black eyed peas is a hip-pop song. The two songs have similar meaning but are different in the messages they convey to people.
In the song, heal the world, the singer says, there is a place in your heart. He is talking about people having a heart to help each other and that is something that would not change.
“Heal” means by helping others, people heal the inner would and give one another a sense of assurance that not all hope is lost. Which then inspires people to also do give a helping hand and spreading love. “Let our hearts never die” The singer is talking about the light in people’s hearts which makes them help each other shouldn’t die. “see the nation turn their swords into a plowshare”.
Talks about happy ending if differences are to put aside and end conflict. “Little space” he talks about how messed up the is little space in people’s heart gives a sense of hope and that not all is lost. “human race” means people shouldn’t discriminate because there are from a different race. The singer addresses an important issue in society. By helping and giving love; people we provide a better place for children and themselves.
Similarly, In the song “Where is the love?” If you love your own your race.
The singer talks about not discriminating between black and white people and they shouldn’t hate their race either. “Children hurting; I hear them crying” He says the results of hate and lack of love and not helping each other results it children paying the price. “Can you practice what you preach?” The singers talk about people giving good advice and yet they do the opposite of what they say, which leads to lack of trust. Since they say good things to make themselves look good.
In these songs, lyrics were repeated. which helps to emphasize certain word to draw the attention od the audience. In the song Heal the world, the singer repeats the phrase “Make it a better place for you and for me” which emphasizes about the fact that helping each other and spreading love will the of our own benefit. In the other song the singers repeats the phrase “Where is the love?” They want the audience to relate to what is going on around them.
Although the two convey a similar message they differ. In the song “Where is the love?” The singers’ question if there is love in the society since the love most people know now is deceit and hatred. “selfishness got us following the wrong direction”, talks about the love for materialism and protection of self-interest has led to the emptiness and despair of people. “wrong information by the media”, They are telling their audience that the wrong information by the media tend to instigate people into believing in the wrong things they do and think. “people living like they ain’t got no mamas” the singers talk about the lack of values and disrespect in the society. “Overseas, yeah, they trying to stop terrorism”. The singers talk about Government stopping war in other countries, while the people in their own countries are being terrorized by their own people. In the song, Heal the world, “see the nation turn their swords into a plowshare”. The singer believe that violence and hate instilled in the society can come to an end. “There is love that can’t lie” which means love still exits and there are people who are willing to help and spread love.
Most of the times people question if there is love in the world. Due to the injustice, deceit etc. they see around them. These songs talk about how people have been affected by these circumstances and a way in which people can help resolve this problem. Because in the end Children are the ones who pay the price.