Belleau Wood
Performed By:  Garth Brooks
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Belleau Wood (Duration 3:29)
Perf. Garth Brooks
Album: Sevens

Drums: Milton Sledge
Bass: Mike Chapman
Keyboards: Bobby Wood
Acoustic Guitars: Mark Casstevens
Electric Guitars: Chris Leuzinger
Percussion: Sam Bacco
Arco Bass: Edgar Meyer

Written by Joe Henry and Garth Brooks
(c) 1997 Cool Hand Music (ASCAP)/Major Bob Music Co Inc (ASCAP)/No Fences Music
(administered by Major Bob Music Co. Inc.) ASCAP)

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 in 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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