I know it crazy to think of this daily

imagine no one needing guns

only once impossible maybe

but we never tried it

the whole world is silence

respecting each other

our gods and our brothers killing with kindness

 

but instead he cries for his daughter

and she cries for her son

and we all cry together

cause we all lost someone

and it hurts it’s no different

what color our skin is it’s the same unfortunate pain

and most of the time we are the blame

 

but who’s to say that we can’t change

and give one love

one love to everyone

and who’s decides

it’s not the time

to give one love

one love to everyone

 

oh oh oh oh oh

 

now can you imagine

if you couldn’t imagine

level of violence imparts to the world that perpetually happens

like you were just shopping

or stuck in a drive- thru

and all of a sudden you looked up and boom somebody bombed you

 

and day after day

i’m convinced it gets worse

a school should never be a place

where the children get hurt

hard enough as it is

every mouth must be fed

it’s not that we don’t care

we’re just too consumed with ourselves

 

but who’s to say that we can’t change

and give one love

one love to everyone

and who decides

that we can’t try

to give one love

one love to everyone

 

oh oh oh oh oh

 

but who’s to say that we can’t change

and give one love

one love to everyone

and who decides

that we can’t try

to give one love

one love to everyone

Why this song?

‘One Love’ was Elle Varner’s response to the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson. As she says: “With persistence, strategy, and intellect, we can not only obtain justice for Mike Brown but we can effectuate changes that will prevent these things from happening again!”

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