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Shemekia Copeland addresses our troubled times with 'Uncivil War'

Can a song about peace, hope and love do some good in these troubled times?

The formidable Chicago blues singer Shemekia Copeland believes so, judging by the passion she pours into "Uncivil War," the new single from an upcoming album whose release has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

At a time when divisions in America seem to get wider, sharper and more bitter by the day, Copeland's message comes across as a balm from its opening lines:

"Uncivil war, uncivil war,

"How long must we fight this uncivil war?

"Same old wounds, we opened before

"Nobody wins an uncivil war."

From there, Copeland goes on to lament

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