Who Sang It Could Happen Again? Collin Raye

Collin Raye The Gift: Christmas cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Walt Disney Music Company
writers: Bruce Burch, Tammy Hyler, Will Robinson
release date: 1996-10-29
length: 4:12
spoken vocals: Johnny Cash
One frozen night in 1914 at the height of World War One
The unthinkable happened
All along the entire western front
The British and German soldiers lay down their weapons
In an unofficial cease fire to celebrate Christmas Eve together

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, though
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 rolls from both sides
Across a bloody battlefield
It was a cold Christmas Eve in 1914
For those who were there it seemed unreal

As time was 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 to join hands and hearts
To celebrate His birth, 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 to join hands and hearts
To celebrate His birth, 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



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Christmas Song
  • 2 I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • 3 It Could Happen Again
  • 4 The First Noel
  • 5 Away in a Manger
  • 6 White Christmas
  • 7 Winter Wonderland
  • 8 Angels We Have Heard on High
  • 9 Little Drummer Boy
  • 10 Silent Night
  • 11 The First Noel (instrumental reprise)
  • 12 O Holy Night

  • Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074646775127
    script: Latin