Listen to 8th of November (Unplugged Version) song with lyrics from Big & Rich

8th of November (Unplugged Version)

Big & Rich25 Sep 2007

8th of November (Unplugged Version) Lyrics

8th Of November (Unplugged) - Big & Rich

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

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 pony tail'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 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

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

 

Saw the eagle fly through a clear blue sky

 

1965

 

On the 8th of november the angels were crying

As they carried his brother away

 

With the fire raining down and the hell all around

There were few men left standing that day

 

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 the 8th of november

The 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