1. The Song

Watch the "One Voice" music video.

Listen to the song on Soundcloud:


Verse 1

There's a girl I see that she's hurting
I'm sure she's hiding scars
Do they only know me when they need me 
It pulls her shoulders down

There's a boy, he carries a great weight
He is often pushed to the ground
And he cries when no one is watching
And pain shows in his eyes

Questions

1. What does this verse speak about? Who does it focus on?

2. Can you picture the girl and boy in this verse? What might their stories be?

3. Both the victims hide their pain. Why do you think this might be?


Verse 2

Do they know all the pain that it’s causing?
Forcing people to run and hide
With the words that are filled up with poison
And threats that bring us fear

I know that you've had it hard too
But you don't have to go down this way
All your pain can stop if you make a change

Questions

1. Who does this verse focus on?

2. Compare the first line of this verse with the stories of the first verse. Do you think bullies know the effect they are having on others?

3. The second half of this verse hints at why people bully others. Can you think of some reasons why they might act in this way? What might help them change their behaviour?


Bridge

There are much needs that need to be meet, so as one voice we gonna say what needs to be said, it's like we need a needle and thread to bring us back to our knees once again and hopefully realise so many real lives are being mistreated by those mis-leaded so yes this is needed, way more than ever, I've got one voice but more would be better (more would be better) yeah so let's make one choice and let's all come together.

Our voice, our voice what's the most important thing? It's the people.

Questions

There is a Māori proverb that says “He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata.”

Translated this means, “What is the most important thing? It is people, it is people, it is people.”

Do you agree?


Chorus

One voice can make a difference 
One voice can make it right
One voice can change the world
One voice can make it better
One voice can heal the pain 
One voice can change the world

Questions

1. Can you think of a time in your life when someone’s voice has made a difference to you?

2. Can you think of some people whose voices have made a significant difference in the world?


Click image to enlarge. © Kristina Webb.

Artwork

This is the official artwork for the "One Voice" song. It is a piece of art by popular New Zealand artist Kristina Webb, who has over 1.5 million followers on her Colour Me Creative Instagram. Kristina's drawing explores the power of name-calling.

1. Have you heard people be called these names before? What affect do you think name-calling has on people?

2. The girl in this drawing has her arms crossed against her chest and her mouth is covered with tape. What do you think this might represent?

3. Imagine this drawing was full of kind words. What might some of those words be? What do you think the world would look like if people spoke to each other positively?