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I see a little boy, sitting in a cardboard box
Now he’s got no mother there, to mend his socks
At the age of innocence, young girl so sweet
Now she sells herself, to drunks on the street

Where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone?
I need much more so I sing this song
Where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone?
Without the hope of love I can’t go on

Tearstained faces twisted in pain
Gather round the grave
While bloodstained hands held high in prayer
Are killing in the name of faith
What kind of faith is this?
To cause so much pain

Where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone?
I need much more so I sing this song
Where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone?
Without the hope of love I can’t go on

Children starve in the cold of winter
Violence spreads and disease is rife
Yet gunshots still echo through the rubble and broken glass
Increasing the strife
The tools of war and hate
Seem more precious than life

Where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone?
I need much more so I sing this song
Where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone?
Without the hope of love I can’t go on

I see a man, appalled by the scenes he sees every night on TV
He stuffs his face in his cosy home, sits back, says “too bad” and drinks tea in sympathy
When will we learn to love someone
Someone else but Me?

Where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone?
We need much more so we sing this song
Where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone, where’s the love gone?
Without the hope of love this world goes wrong
This world goes wrong

credits

from Leaving It Late, released July 6, 2001
Lyrics by Nat Ayling
Music by Mint

Vocals by Nat Ayling
Backing Vocals by Benn Cordrey and Richard Thomas
Bass Guitar by Benn Cordrey
Electric Guitars by Andrew Gaines and Richard Thomas
Acoustic Guitar by Nat Ayling
Electric Piano - no-one can remember whether this brilliant bit of the song was played by Nat Ayling, or producer Andrew Wolfe - either way it is genius!
Drums by Simon Edwards

Produced by Andrew Wolfe and Steven Dawson
Crossgate Studios, Durham City, England
June 2001

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Fresh and crunchy tunes from Welsh guitarist and songwriter,

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