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Where Did All The Love Go? was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the 2nd track on West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. It was released on 17 August 2009 as the second single off the album and peaked in the UK charts at #30.

BackgroundEdit

An earlier version of Where Did All The Love Go? included a "huge 2001 sci-fi intro" as well as a "mad ending". The former was later cut, the latter ended up as Swarfiga, the following track on the album.[1] Being one of the songs that co-producer Dan the Automator changed the most, Serge called the the finished version a "disco tune" and likened it to a David Bowie or Fleetwood Mac song.[2] Lyrically it was inspired by the media's interpretation of "Broken Britain" and reading in the papers about violence, but the band insists they are not preaching, merely asking the question.[3][1] In January 2012 Serge named Where Did All The Love Go? as his favourite lyrics he has written.[4]

LiveEdit

Where Did All The Love Go? was debuted on 16 May 2009 in Brighton and has been a permanent part of the set ever since. It has been performed acoustically in several radio sessions and for an episode of Sky Arts Songbook in April 2011 Serge played the song on his own. Starting from T in the Park 2012 it got a new, slower outro for a while.

VideoEdit

Kasabian - Where Did All The Love Go?04:11

Kasabian - Where Did All The Love Go?

The Where Did All The Love Go? video was directed by Charles Mehling and shot in Wembley. It shows the band playing in a tent surrounded by circus artists and surreal characters. According to Serge it was inspired by "Kenneth Anger in films like Scorpio Rising, Busby Berkeley and French cabaret".[5] It was released on the West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum CD/DVD Tour Edition

RemixesEdit

Burns RemixEdit

Burns is a British producer. The remix appears on

QuotesEdit

"Maybe it's a getting-older thing - and I hate the phrase 'not like that in my day' - but I felt a sense of people not caring about each other, especially the younger generation. Literally, where did all the love go? It could be the media blowing 'Broken Britain' out of proportion but I still think music doesn't mean as much as it used to and that has to affect kids today. The first version of this was much harder and quite raucous and it's one of the songs that [producer] Dan [Nakamura] changed most when we finished the album with him in San Francisco. He altered the beat, stripped it back and made it more of a Fleetwood Mac tune."
— Serge (Q Magazine, December 2009)

ReleasesEdit

Albums

Singles

Live ReleasesEdit

Audio

Video

LyricsEdit

Ever took a punch in the ribcage sonny
Ever met a soul who had no shrine
Keep this all in your mind and get inside my window

What have we become trying to kill each other
You're faking it son, gonna get you tonight
I'll suck another breath to the hearts of the revolution
'Cause it still ain't right

Where did all the love go
I don't know
I don't know
I bet you can't see it
Where did all the love go
I don't know
I don't know
I bet you can't see it

Gotta see the signs of a real change coming
Take another sip from this hobo's wine
Get yourself a million miles from this concrete jungle

This is a time full of fear, full of anger
Our heroes exchanged for a telephone line
Whatever happened to the youth of its generation
'Cause it still ain't right

Where did all the love go
I don't know
I don't know
I bet you can't see it
Where did all the love go
Now I don't know why
Oh why

The rivers on the pavement
Are flowing now with blood
The children of the future
Are drowning in the flood

Where did all the love go
Now I don't know why
Oh why

In this social chaos
There's violence in the air
Gotta keep your wits about you
Careful not to stare

Where did all the love go
I don't know
I don't know
I bet you can't see it
Where did all the love go
Now I don't know why
Oh why
I bet you can't see it

ReferencesEdit

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