The themes of ‘heal the world’ are love, hope, peace and equality. The song shows its’ hope that the world can be far away from the war in order to achieve human peace, friendship and prosperity. It expresses people’s longing for love and yearning for peace in the world. It hopes the world is full of warmth and care. All the countries feel that the war can bring us the peace but they never aware that the world after the war will leave a painful and unforgettable hurt to the human especially the children. These innocent children receive the serious damage either mentally and physically. So that, the song appeals human to involve themselves in this cause to make a better world.
The meaning of “There’s a place in your heart and I know that it is love” is everyone has an ability to love because all of them have a heart. Because of their love, they will have a heart that willing to help others. “Make a little space, make a better place” (Jackson, 1991) means our every simple action can change the world. ‘Heal the world’ means the world should be heal because it is full of sorrowful now. A lot of children life painfully because of the war and poverty. The song appeal human to stand up and help the children in order to save them from the hell. Therefore, the world can be healing in order to make a better life for the human. “For you and for me and the entire human race” (Jackson, 1991) means the action we do in order to heal the world not only for person’s benefit but also for the entire human race because entire human is same. Our action will change the society and the world as well as made it better. “There’s love that cannot lie” (Jackson, 1991) means that there must have someone who is willing to help them because they have a heart. The phrase “the world is heavenly” (Jackson, 1991) means our world can be like the heaven by helping unfortunate people in this world. “Crucify its soul, though it’s plain to see, this world is heavenly, be God’s glow” (Jackson, 1991) means the god has created this world as a heaven, so as the appreciation, human should glow his virtue like kindness to help someone else in order to make this world better. “See the nations turn their swords into ploughshares” (Jackson, 1991) means the author hopes that human can put away the violence. “Together we cry happy tears” (Jackson, 1991) shows a happy feeling.
My feeling is complicated when I listen to this song because I feel sad about these children but at the same time, I hope I can help them. I also full of hope when listening to this song because I can imagine a world without poverty and war in the future. It makes me more energy and willing to do the volunteer in order to help these pity children, who are the future of this world.
This song has strongly improved my social awareness that I need to help around this world in order to make a better life. We can improve their lives even with a simple action. This song makes me become more concerned about the social issue in order to become a self-actualization person. I feel I find the meaning of life through this song because the lyrics have encouraged me to help others because of my action not only help that person but also help the whole world.