"Belleau Wood" as written by and Garth Brooks Joe Henry....
Oh the snowflakes fell in silence
Over Belleau Wood that night
For a Christmas truce had been declared
By both sides of the fight
As we lay there in our trenches
The silence broke in two
By a German soldier singing
A song that we all knew
Though I did not know the language
The song was "Silent Night"
Then I heard my buddy whisper
"All is calm and all is bright"
Then the fear and doubt surrounded me
'Cause I'd die if I was wrong
But I stood up on my trench
And I began to sing along
Then across the frozen battlefield
Another's voice joined in
Until one by one each man became
A singer of the hymn
Then I thought that I was dreaming
For right there in my sight
Stood the German soldier
'Neath the falling flakes of white
And he raised his hand and smiled at me
As if he seemed to say
Here's hoping we both live
To see us find a better way
Then the devil's clock struck midnight
And the skies lit up again
And the battlefield where heaven stood
Was blown to hell again
But for just one fleeting moment
The answer seemed so clear
Heaven's not beyond the clouds
It's just beyond the fear
No, heaven's not beyond the clouds
It's for us to find it here

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"Belleau Wood" as written by Joe Henry Garth Brooks


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    General CommentWow. I love this song. So much. Because it all about finding something beautiful amongst all this ugly and hurt and stuff. Which everyone should do.
    elektricon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe best part of it is that it is based on a real event. Christmas Eve, War of 1812 if I remember correctly.
    D-Shizniton June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not trying to sound like a jerk correcting you but it was Christmas in 1914 during World War I. Its a really cool story.

    mj85on July 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. its so nice, kinda makes ya cry
    .tomsgirl.on December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and I think it's kind of self explanatory if you know the history. Cool thing though, there is a movie coming out based on this event. It's a foreign film in limited release called Joyeux Noel I believe.
    cursive_starson March 18, 2006   Link

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