We listened to this song in the Lisa's class in the online school verbling.com
This genre, rap music, is challenging for understanding.
Let's try to explore the first verse.
"What's wrong with the world, mama
People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the Ku Klux Klan"
The author wanted to attract attention of the audience to domestic problems of the USA, saying that terrorism is here and it is a racial discrimination. The statement that the world addicted to the drama has being proved by the fact domination of bad news on TV.
"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
Badness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates
Nigga, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all"
Here is the analyze the reasons which generate hates. His is crying "take control and meditate", where is the love, he asks.
"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' in the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids act like what they see in the cinema"
The author shows his responsibility for society. It reminds me the line from one of the most famous Beatles song "Hey Jude":
"And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders"
This song presents a very different attitude to the world.
I like English classes for possibility of receiving new knowledges about other cultures. This class was an excellent example of it thanks our online school verbling.com and great teacher Lisa!
Here is the song: