Stock Music track: Civil War

A sad but upbeat Pop song about fighting in a relationship. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 21533
Genres: Vocal Pop / Contemporary -- Pop: General / Feelgood Pop
Moods/Emotions: Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Busy / Active / Bustling -- Loving / Romantic / Tender -- Sweet / Pretty / Adorable / Innocent
Suggested Production Types: Love Story / Romance -- Teen / Youth / School -- TV Commercial - Reflection / Thoughtful
Prominent Instruments: Drum machine / Electronic drums -- Guitar (Slide / Steel) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Synth Pads -- Vocals (Female) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: fighting, relationship, sadness, civil war, pop, thoughtful, moving, stress, love, heartbreak, heartache
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 82
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Dave Tough (SESAC), Mason Schmitt (ASCAP)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Dave Tough, Mason Schmitt
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: HD / 24-Bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: Now we’ve really done it
We should have seen it coming
(as) soon as we felt the heat,
We should’ve started runnin’
But you’re not one to give up
And I’m not one to give in,
And we came in

Guns hot, head cocked, fists up, eyes shut
Crying screaming kicking bleeding, it don’t matter what we’re feeling
Neither one is letting it go

I cant help but feel this doubt
We might never work this out
And everything is fine until we lose control

In the dark of the night
We were never gonna win that fight
We came in crazy, angry, kicking down the doors.
In the thick of the rage, both of us screaming in pain.
It don’t matter what we’re fighting for
There’s no such thing as a civil war

I can hit the hardest
But you can be so heartless
Been fighting for so long,
We don’t know how it started
Diggin’ our heels to the ground, we’re not backing down
And we came in


How’d we let it get this bad
We’re not waving any white flags
What’s it gonna take for us to let this go?


Written by Mason Schmitt, Dave Tough © 2017
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Dave Tough Band Dave Tough Band

Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.

Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.

As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.

Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.

Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."