"Screaming Eagles" as written by and Joakim/sundstr�m Broden....
Crack of the lightning splitting the ground
Thunder is sounding, artillery pounding
Wrath of the Nazi's cast on Bastogne
Facing their forces alone

Alone, alone

Sent from the skies jumped into the unknown
The march to Berlin has begun
Spearhead the charge surrounded by foes
Eagles are leading the way

France is still under enemy rule
Push, axis retreat

Thrown towards Arnhem a bitter defeat
They're stretched out just one bridge too far
Turn of the tide, it's breaking away
Losing momentum, retreat

Go to Bastogne, the crossroads must hold
Stand, alone in the cold

Crack of the lightning splitting the ground
Thunder is sounding, artillery pounding
Wrath of the Nazi's cast on Bastogne
Facing their forces alone

Alone, alone

Dig your own foxholes or dig your own grave
The storm is about to begin
The siege has begun, there's nowhere to run
Panzerkampfwagen emerge

Tanks and mortars are shaking the ground
Prey of man and machine

Crack of the lightning splitting the ground
Thunder is sounding, artillery pounding
Wrath of the Nazi's cast on Bastogne
Facing their forces alone

Chill of the winter bite to the bone and Christmas is drawing near
Soldiers are freezing, the death toll increasing
They're dying in their holes
There's no surrender, there's no retreat, the Wehrmacht is drawing near
There's no reinforcements, they're fighting all alone

Sent from the skies ended up in Bastogne
As easy, as hard as they get
Nazi command request and demand
Offer surrender, declined

Nuts! The generals word echo clear
Nuts! The Nazi's shall hear

Crack of the lightning splitting the ground
Thunder is sounding, artillery pounding
Wrath of the Nazi's cast on Bastogne
Facing their forces alone

Crack of the lightning splitting the ground
Thunder is sounding, artillery pounding
Wrath of the Nazi's cast on Bastogne
Facing their forces alone


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"Screaming Eagles" as written by Paer Sundstroem Joakim Broden

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    Song Meaningthe "Screaming Eagles" was kind of a callsign for the 101st Airborne division.

    Chorus basically is this: the patch of the 101st was a lightning bolt, the thunder and artillery is kinda obvious, and the Nazis being cast on Bastogne was explaining the battle of the Bulge, where Hitler turned the bulk of his remaining forces to Bastogne, the crossroads in France where he thought he could turn the tide of the war and ask for an end on his terms. facing their forces alone refers to the fact that the Airborne repelled the Nazis with practically no re-enforcements or armor support.
    the whole second stanza is about the Eagles (again, the Airborne) dropping into Normandy and being put onto the tip of the spear on the assault into Berlin.
    "France is still under enemy rule... etc. etc." is kinda obvious, no hidden symbolism there.
    the stanza after, about the battle of Arnhem is where they were told to stop the Nazi advance, but failed because "they were stretched out just one bridge too far." the tide turned and the Axis pushed the attack, the Allies lost momentum and retreated.
    "go to bastogne the crossroads must hold, stand alone in the cold!" this part is a CO or general demanding that the Airborne go to the crossroads of france, which was lightly defended in the first place, and try to hold it against the full remainder of Hitler's Panzer divisions. the time was in winter, hence standing alone in the cold.
    the next part, about foxholes and the storm was basically saying that men were going to die in the foxholes they were digging to prepare for the Nazi onslaught and once the siege started, there was no retreat. the tanks emerge at the treeline, signalling the beginning.
    "tanks and mortars are shaking the ground, prey of man and machine!" so many men died from the enemy's superior armor power, not to mention the infantrymen and footsoldiers.
    moving on, the cold winter took people's lives in their holes, so close to christmas.soldiers literally froze to fucking death (srry, i'm just very anti-freezing... much rather take a bullet. it's faster, you know?). they felt there was no way to surrender and no way to retreat. they'd rather die. again, they were alone in this battle.
    the next stanza is just a re-cap of what they'd been through and what they are going through.the nazis offered surrender terms to the general in charge of the situation on the Allies' side, but he just said,"Nuts." literally. that's what he said, which was basically a giant,"you can go fuck yourself, we'll kick your ass cuz we've done it before." (yup, proud to be an American right then...) then you got the chorus again twice and an epic guitar solo.
    erm, final point being that we won the battle and whupped on their asses all the way back to Berlin.
    DakkThulon December 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningScreaming Eagles is about the 101st Airborne Division (nicknamed Screaming Eagles) The first stanza is about the D-Day landing, the second stanza is about Operation Market Garden, a failed airborne operation to get across the Rhine river, the rest of the song is about the Battle of the Bulge, the chorus has Bastogne,a town surrounded at the beginning of the battle, the Screaming Eagles were the ones surrounded, also nicknamed the Battered Bastards of Bastogne. Yes this song portrays the Band of Brothers series, but that series was about the entire war in Europe, not just D-Day.
    Platarhinoon February 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentScreaming Eagles is about the Airborne units landing on D-day

    "Sent from the skies jumped into the unknown

    and regaining the territory such as Bastogne

    "Wrath of the Nazi's cast on Bastogne"

    and later the Netherlands f.e. Arnheim

    "Thrown towards Arnhem a bitter defeat"

    They even tell about the allied forces being dug up in the french forests,sitting in their holes waiting for the opportunity

    "Chill of the winter bite to the bone and Christmas is drawing near
    Soldiers are freezing, the death toll increasing
    They're dying in their holes"

    What is described in this song can be seen through out the entire "Band of Brothers" Series

    DrShredon October 05, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song talks about the Nazi´s siege on the Belgian city of Bastogne during the battle of the Bulge, the 101´st was trapped there with almost no ammo and 0 reinforcements with no cover other than the foxholes they dug. google.com.ar/…
    santiago18on December 25, 2016   Link

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