Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Where Is The Love?

Just last week, while looking for a few music videos by Stephanie Mills, I ran across a long-forgotten, late 1980's remake of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway's 1972 hit,  'Where Is The Love?,' featuring the diminutive Ms. Mills and the late Robert Brookins. Hearing that song brought back a lot of memories of the good ol' days when music was more about relationships than 'relations,' but if you really pay attention to the words in the song, it is really about two people who have a desire to be together, but are entangled in other situations.

Where is the love
You said you'd give to me
Soon as you were free
Will it ever be
Where is the love

You told me that you didn't love him
And you were gonna say goodbye
But if you really didn't mean it
Why did you have to lie

Where is the love
You said was mine all mine
Till the end of time
Was it just a lie
Where is the love

If you had had a sudden change of heart
I wish that you would tell me so
Don't leave me hangin on the promises
You've got to let me know

[Instrumental Interlude]

Oh, how I wish I never met you
I guess it must have been my fate
To fall in love with someone else's love
All I can do is wait
(That's all I can do)
Yeah, hey, yeah

Where is the love