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    8th Of November

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    8th Of November
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      About "8th Of November"

      Lyrics for Big & Rich - "8th Of November"

      He 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

      He was dropped in the jungle
      Where the choppers would rumble
      With the smell of napalm in the air

      The the Sargent said:
      "Look up ahead"
      Like a dark evil cloud
      Twelve hundred came down
      On him and twenty nine more
      They fought for their lives
      But most of them died
      In the 173rd airborne

      [Chorus]
      On the eighth 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 eighth of November

      Now he's fifty eight 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
      About the shrapnel
      They left in his leg

      He puts on a grey 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

      On the eighth 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]

      Eighth of November

      He 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

      SONGWRITERS:
      RICH, JOHN D. / ALPHIN, KENNY
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