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It Could Happen Again



One frozen night in 1914,
at the height of World War 1
the unthinkable happened.
All along the entire Western front
the soldiers laid down their weapons
in an unofficial ceasefire
to celebrate Christmas.
They exchanged gifts and saw each other as brothers
and that peace lasted for two more days,
when they were ordered back to battle.
In those few days, however,
men remembered the reason for Christmas amongst the devastation
and it’s a story that should never be forgotten.

Through the smoke-filled night
Silence rose from both sides
Across a bloody battlefield
It was a cold Christmas Eve
In 1914
To those who were there it seemed unreal.
As time stood still the spirit moved the soldiers
To lay down their arms
Raise their voice in song
And pretend for a while the war was over

If it could happen then
It could happen again
A world torn apart
Could join hands and hearts
To celebrate His birth
And peace on this Earth
If for one magic night
We could find again a reason not to fight
Maybe there’s a chance
This time it might last

As opposing sides approached
Through broken words they spoke
It wasn’t long before they felt at ease
They shared their cigarettes
What they had they used as gifts
They didn’t feel like enemies
With candles lit they stood shoulder to shoulder
And on that field they found
True common ground
And as they prayed they dreamed the war was over

If it could happen then
It could happen again
A world torn apart
Could join hands and hearts
To celebrate His birth
And peace on this Earth
If for one magic night
We could find again a reason not to fight
Maybe there’s a chance
This time it might last

If it could happen then
It could happen again

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