This Uncivil War

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Martina McBride

Martina McBride (born July 29, 1966) is an American country music singer and songwriter. McBride has been called the "Céline Dion of Country Music" for her big-voiced ballads and soprano range. more »

(Gretchen Peters)

There's a silence on the front lines
You can cut it with a knife 
You can stay and take your changes 
Or you can run to save your life
And one side is retreating 
And the other's runnin scared
And the drums of war are beating 
Ever through its undeclared 

And both sides say they're winning 
And both sides know they're losing 
And neither one knows that they're fighting for
And in the quiet little places 
You can see the little faced
 Huddled right outside the bedroom door
 Praying for an end to this uncivil war

Papa needs a new job
So he's swallowing his pride 
Oh, but it don't go down easy
And it eats him up inside 
And mama, she don't notice  Little sister's ragged dress
 Lately she don't notice 
Much of anything 
I guess 

Both sides say they're winning 
And both sides know they're losing 
And neither one knows that they're fighting for
And in the quiet little places 
You can see the little faced
 Huddled right outside the bedroom door
 Praying for an end to this uncivil war

They're just fightin off the hunger  Tryin to keep from goin under 
But the wolves just keep on
Gatherin' round the door
There's no place to run for cover 
So they're turning on each other  Cause there really ain't no winners anymore
Just victims of this uncivil war

There's a silence on the front life's
You can cut it with a knife 
You can stay and take your chances 
Or you can run to save your life

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This Uncivil War