Jun 4, 2016
Free You, Be You: Beefcake and Bullying
The song was written and performed by nine-year old bullying victim Amber Arnold (center, below):
I know it's hard to rise up, to pick up your soul and go.
A cut goes deep that comes from another. When will these feelings go?
Can't skip over the cracks, or fill them in with hope.
You can't hold your head up high, you reach up but there's no sky
The world will never know the pain inside of you
Take one little step, free you by being you
I used to be one of those kids that got pushed around.
I'd listen to anything they would say just to put me down.
Back then I was left shook with a frown, but today I'm doing great.
So I say, look at me now.
Performers were drawn from among amateurs and professionals in Queensland, including:
1. Chai Romruen (The Mako Mermaids).
2. Tyler Rostedt (K9, left)