8th Of November Lyrics - Big & Rich



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Said goodbye to his momma as he left South Dakota
To fight for the red, white and blue
He was 19 and green with a new M-16
Just doing what he had to do

He was dropped in the jungle where the choppers would rumble
With the smell of napalm in the air
And the sergeant said...look up ahead
Like a dark evil cloud, 1,200 came down on him and 29 more
They fought for their lives but most of them died in the 173rd Airborne

[Chorus:]

On the 8th of November the angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away
With the fire raining down and the hell all around
There were few men left standing that day
Saw the eagle fly through a clear blue sky
1965, the 8th of November

Now he's 58 and his ponytail's gray
But the battle still plays in his head
He limps when he walks but he's strong when he talks
'Bout the Shrapnel they left in his leg

He puts on a gray suit over his Airborne tattoo
And he ties it on one time a year
And remembers the fallen as he orders a tall one
And swallows it down with his tears

[Chorus]

Saw the eagle fly through a clear blue sky
1965...(sixty five... five)

On the 8th of November the angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away
With the fire raining down and the hell all around
There were few men left standing that day

[Chorus]
8th of November...
(8th of November)

Said goodbye to his momma as he left South Dakota
To fight for the red, white and blue
He was nineteen and green with a new M-16
Just doing what he had to do...




Writer: RICH, JOHN D. / ALPHIN, KENNY
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.



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answer to Kris Kristofferson question | Reviewer: Sean | 6/17/10

RE: sam johnson's question as to what Kris Kristofferson says as the intro to this song. Here it is, transcribed directly from the song:

"Hello, I'm Kris Kristofferson. On November 8th, 1965, the 173rd Airborne Brigade on 'Operation Hump,' war zone 'D' in Vietnam, were ambushed by over 1200 VC. 48 American soldiers lost their lives that day. Severely wounded and risking his own life, Lawrence Joel, a medic, was the first living black man since the Spanish-American War to receive the United States Medal of Honor for saving so many lives in the midst of battle that day. Our friend, Niles Harris, retired 25 years United States Army, the guy who gave Big Kenny his top hat, was one of the wounded who lived. This song is his story. Caught in the action of kill or be killed, greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for a friend."



THANKS, VERY WELL DONE | Reviewer: Star and Bear | 2/17/08

Thanks for writing this song i know that this was the past but the past still remains and this is sometihng i think that should not be forgotton because so many people served for our country and fought to win although i do not know who won i still think back to the times when so many died to fight our countrys rights so i just wanted to say THANKS SO VERY MUCH...



THANKS, VERY WELL DONE | Reviewer: Star and Bear | 2/17/08

Thanks for writing this song i know that this was the past but the past still remains and this is sometihng i think that should not be forgotton because so many people served for our country and fought to win although i do not know who won i still think back to the times when so many died to fight our countrys rights so i just wanted to say THANKS SO VERY MUCH.



thank you!! | Reviewer: kelly | 1/17/08

when i was visiting my brother before he went to iraq for the first time, he showed me this song. ever since then, this has been my favorite song. everytime i think of my brother, i listen to this song. i want to thank all of the u.s military soldiers for fighting for our country! THANK YOU<33



best song! | Reviewer: claire | 12/10/07

my dad told me a saying,''all gave some,some gave all.''this is an incredible tribute to all of the veterans who fought for our freedom.that is why this song is the best!



Doin' what we all have to do | Reviewer: Mike Elliott | 7/4/07

my grandpa was in 'Nam, it's jus a good thing he made it through! he even gave me his ring from the army! its amazing once you think about what they had to go through, no showers, barley any food, all the crap going on around you. its amazing how they put there life on the line!



thanks | Reviewer: Anonomus | 5/22/07

thank you for this song my grandfather didnt serve in vietnam but he served in korea and he died recently so this reminds me a lot of my grand father



i have a ? | Reviewer: sam johnson | 4/30/07

does any one have the lyrics to what chris christoferson... sorry for the misspelling if you could replay that would be greatly appreasiated



thank you doing what you do | Reviewer: kari | 9/12/06

thank you for remembering what happened in the past. The men who are living with the memories and those who no longer with us to past on there memories of that time. My father was in Vietnam. I grew up hearing about all that he had seen and went through.
Thank you for what you are doing.



Vietnam Vets review | Reviewer: charlie Rose | 7/28/06

This is a very incredible tribute to all Veterans who were in battle. I was one and know the feeling of a big battle when you are outnumbered and all is at stake. Thanks for doing this song for many reasons. Very well done!





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