"You Always Look Your (Best Here in My Arms)" (1976)
"The Battle" is a song by American
country music artist
George Jones. It was composed by
George Richey, and Linda Kimball and became the title track of Jones' 1976 LP. The song uses
war as a metaphor in describing an argument and eventual reconciliation between a couple, with the woman emerging victorious and the narrator exclaiming, "Oh, what a sweet surrender!" The song begins with the sound of drums mimicking the start of a battle march. Despite
Billy Sherrill's ambitious production and Jones' committed vocal performance, the single did not crack the
Top 10, stalling at #16 and continued the singer's commercial slide as a solo artist. Meanwhile, the single "
Golden Ring," a duet with his estranged ex-wife
Tammy Wynette, became a #1 hit that same year.