Carrie Underwood demonstrates she's not afraid to address bigger issues with "Love Wins," her second single from Cry Pretty.

The song begins, "Stray bullet and a mama cries / Her baby won't be coming home tonight / Sirens screaming down the avenue / Just another story on the evening news." Later, she touches on the "politics and prejudice" of our divided culture before delivering the powerful chorus, which rings with a message of bringing people together.

"We weren't trying to speak negatively about our world, because we live in an amazing world, but I feel like we get really caught up in surface things and I feel like in this world, we're quick to get angry at each other," Underwood said recently. "I personally think that we're all different for a reason. I feel like if you just sit down and talk to somebody who's not like you and keep it calm, we can all learn from each other."

The introduction of gospel-tinged vocals in the latter verses and choruses lifts "Love Wins" to even more powerful heights. It's a song meant to inspire change or at the very least be a long overdue statement from a country music artist on our polarized society. It's a risk in that way, as she flirts with politics. For Underwood the reward is worth it.

Did You Know?: "The Bullet" is another song on Cry Pretty that tackles social issues. She tells Stellar magazine it was partially inspired by the Route 91 Festival shooting in Las Vegas.

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Carrie Underwood's "Love Wins" Lyrics:

Stray bullet and a mama cries / Her baby won't be coming home tonight / Sirens screaming down the avenue / Just another story on the evening news

Politics and prejudice / How the hell'd it ever come to this / When everybody's got to pick a side / It don't matter if you're wrong or right

No / So it goes / But I hold on to hope and I won't let go 'cause

Chorus:

I believe you and me are sisters and brothers / And I believe we're made to be here for each other / We'll never fall if we walk hand in hand / Put a world that feels broken together again / I believe in the end love wins

Sometimes it takes a lot of faith / To keep believing there will come a day / When the tears and the sadness, the pain and the hate / This struggle, this madness will all fade away

Repeat Chorus

Love is power / Love is a smile / Love reaches out / Love is the remedy / Love is the answer / Love's an open door / Love is the only thing worth fighting for

Repeat Chorus

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