Eighth of November (1965) Lyrics  

rm_alamo1235 59M
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7/1/2006 7:11 pm

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Eighth of November (1965) Lyrics

Eighth of November (1965) Lyrics

I am posting the lyrics to the song Eighth of November (1965) to celebrate the 4th of July.

I saw a documentary about this song "Eighth of November" on a public television station last night 1 July 2006. I was very moved by it and I recommend it to everyone.

As I was replying to the first post about this, the music video about the "Eighth of November" came on. That was strange because it was on the country music channel which I seldom view, had just turned on the TV for noise. This video is something everyone really needs to see.

It talks about one day, one group of men, in one battle in one war but I feel it represents all veterans: women and men past present and future that have put their life on the line in war and peace time so we can have the freedom to live and do as we want to.

I am posting this a few days early so people that may be traveling during this holiday may see them.

The Intro was written by Kris Kristofferson.

On November 8th, 1965, the 173rd Airborne Brigade on Operation Hump, War Zone D in Vietnam, were ambushed by over 1200 V.C.

Forty-eight American soldiers lost their lives that day. Severely wounded, and riskin' his own life, Lawrence Joll, a medic, was the first livin' black man since the Spanish-American War to receive the United States Medal of Honor for savin' so many lives in the midst of battle that day.

Our friend, Nialls 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.


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

Big & Rich lyrics

© 2006 John D. Lewis and Dawn M. Lewis.
Written by Kenny Alphin and John D. Rich.
© Big Love Music.
From "Comin' To Your City", © 2005, Warner Bros.
Produced by John D. Rich and Paul Worley.
Coquet-Shack
Accurate Country Music lyrics.



florallei 100F

7/2/2006 10:49 am

Hello Alamo,

As hard as war is of any kind...we can'not forget the sacrifices these men and women have done for all of us past, present and future generation...Thank God for their courage, their love for their country and man...without them...we may not have this freedom we enjoy today, tomorrow and forever more.
The tears are pouring down...I praise and honor such men and women...no none of us want to ever hurt or kill anyone intentionally but to protect one's rights and freedom and dignity...thank God many step to the mark...I love them and I salute them. God bless them!
Hugs,
Florallei


rm_alamo1235 replies on 7/2/2006 5:43 pm:
So very true.

Thank you for the comments.

smoothnjuicy4u 51F

7/3/2006 4:41 pm

moves me to tears when I hear it. I hope I never forget how many have died for my freedom.


rm_alamo1235 replies on 7/6/2006 5:56 pm:
I feel the same way.

Thank you for your commment and for dropping in.

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
7/3/2006 9:30 pm

Makes me cry everytime. I hope we never forget the ones that are sacrificing their lives for our freedom. Happy 4th of July! Be sure to stop by my blog for BLOGLAND ORGASMY'ALL CUM I know I can count on you!


rm_alamo1235 replies on 7/4/2006 10:50 am:
Thank You for dropping in again.

And thank you for your comments.

Have a Wonderful Day.

JaniSux 46F

7/4/2006 11:33 am

Wow! You are right alamo.

Wonderful pic by the way. I love it.

Being in Maryland, I live soooo close to DC and have never been to the wall. I really need to go there some time.

HAVE A HAPPY 4th!
Janie


rm_alamo1235 replies on 7/4/2006 1:03 pm:
Janie,

So glad you liked it.

I have seen the Traveling Wall a few times.

I have never been to The Wall in Washington but one day I do plan to visit it.

Have a wonderful 4th of July.

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