War in This City

Story Behind The Song

Each week I work at a homeless feeding where almost 200 men, women and children attend a brunch with table cloths, chafing dishes and gourmet food by donations. We are here to help each other.This is their story.

Song Description


Song Length 3:40 Genre Rock - General
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant Subject Life
Similar Artists Sting, Shawn Colvin Language English
Era 2000 and later


Verse 1:
As the fog settles over the city lights
There's a pause in the battle of life
The nameless are bracing for one more day,
As they merely try to survive

Love can't be felt by a hungry man
Or a woman with no place to stay
When pain can be seen in his every move
And written all over her face

There's a war going down in this city
People dying alone without any home
We can't reach them all, what a pity
But we can help some along
We can help some along

Verse 2:
Not asking for handouts, but just a hand,
To help out in this hard time
The struggle continues to rage with time,
It could easily be yours or mine

Love can be felt in a gentle word,
or food that can comfort the soul
With forces that struggle to overcome,
we can choose to be bold

A little act of kindness, could be all that it takes
To keep one heart from crying, or simply fading away

Verse 3:
A baby is crying with no one there
To comfort and make things alright
It's no wonder he grows up consumed with fear
And survival his imminent fight

Lyrics Kathi McKay Music Kathi McKay
Producer John Stafford Performance Kathi McKay, John Stafford
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