It Just Takes One

by Andrew "Too Tall" Queen

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Stand tall and be the one! Inspired by Heather Rankin's children's book, All It Takes is One Friend, this song shares the message that we all have the power to stop bullying by standing up and being a friend to someone in trouble.

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"It Just Takes One"

Everybody's got a pebble, buried deep within our belly,
Most times we don’t feel it, some days it’s a heavy stone
‘Cause that pebble in your belly can grow bigger than a boulder
When somebody hurts you or when you feel alone

Todd was just a guy, a little different from the others
The other kids teased him, and said he was a fool
That pebble in his belly grew bigger and bigger
‘Till he felt so sick -- he didn’t want to go to school

One kind word would make that stone feel smaller
One outstretched hand would make that boy feel taller
One true friend would make him feel like he belongs
We all have power, it just takes one

Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can hurt too
We can stand in silence or we can stand up tall
When you use your words, to share a little kindness
Plant the seeds of friendship, make the pebble small

Jill was just a girl, had her own sense of style
They whispered lies about her, and called her a cheat
That pebble in her tummy grew taller than a mountain
‘Till she felt so sick -- she didn’t even want to eat

One kind word would make that stone feel smaller
One outstretched hand would make that girl feel taller
One true friend would make her feel like she belongs
We all have power, it just takes one

Stand up tall, be like a tree
Good things happen when you plant the seed
Friends lift you up but stones just drag you down
We all have power - it just takes one

One kind word makes that stone feel smaller
One outstretched hand makes us all feel taller
One true friend makes us feel like we belong
We all have power, it just takes one

credits

released 10 April 2013
Music & Lyrics by Karen Stille and Andrew Queen

Andrew Queen - vocals
Janet Jeffery - vocals
Travis Good - guitars
Luke Mercier - fiddle and piano
Tim Hadley - upright bass
John Charlton - drums

Produced, recorded and mixed by Nicolas Tjelios, Po:Recording, Guelph
Mastered by Nick Rawson

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Andrew "Too Tall" Queen Ontario

Andrew "Too Tall" Queen is one of the tallest talents in Canada’s family-folk music scene, engaging big and little folks with his animated delivery of original fairy tale songs, and twisted traditionals. High energy, big laughs and tall tales... Andrew dishes up a super-sized order of fun! ... more

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