Fayetteville NC

Story Behind The Song

Fayetteville NC tells the story of a young man who only wanted his mother's approval. He joins the Army, and follows the path into the 82nd Airborne Infantry. While on his first combat jump, he suffers a fatal gun shot wound.

Song Description

Fayetteville NC is the story of a young man who wanted to make his mother proud. He joined the, and became a member of the 82nd Airborne. He suffered a fatal injury, all for the sake of his mother's pride.

Song Length 5:43 Genre Rock - Alternative, Spoken Word - General
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Anxious, Amiable Subject City, Pride
Similar Artists The Eagles, Elton John Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Fayetteville NC / Momma You'll Be Proud of Me
Lyrics by Edgar Wise


Momma, the Army gave me orders to
Fayetteville
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County
Fayetteville NC

Momma, I'm gonna be a member of that
Airborne Corps
Oh yes, Momma
You'll be proud of me

Remember that look on your face when
I told you I was joining the Army?
You must have thought I was crazy,
But I want to make you proud of me.

I completed basic training and my AIT
Then it was off to jump school to be someone elite
I want to show you Momma,
You'll be proud of me.

Got my orders. they came in today
My jaw dropped open, could find nothing to say
I am off to North Carolina
Fayetteville, NC

82nd Airborne, jumping out of airplanes
some people call them heroes, others call them insane
But I'm excited Momma,
You'll be proud of me.

Momma, the Army gave me orders to
Fayetteville
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County
Fayetteville NC

Momma, I'm proud to be a member of that
Airborne Corp
Oh Yes Momma,
You'll be proud of me.

Momma, we're leaving on a mission out of
Fayetteville
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County
Fayetteville NC

Momma, I'm gonna fight Al Queda in
Afghanistan
Don't worry Momma,
You'll be proud of me.

Ramp down
Green light glow
Heart is pounding
Jump Master yells GO

I'm in the air floating down from the night sky
Tracer rounds zooming by like a thousand fire flies
I try to steady my gun but I am wounded by a
Round that I couldn't see

I'm bleeding out,
Everything is getting dizzy
I look down
Momma all I can see is

Wow, I'm at the drop zone at
Fayetteville??
There you are walking up with that look in your eyes
I can see the tears falling please Momma don't cry

I only wanted to be the very best
Son I could possibly be
Come on Momma let me see you smile again
Oh Momma, you are proud of me.

Momma, they're bringing me back to
Fayetteville
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County
Fayetteville NC

Momma, I know you will be waiting there at
Fayetteville
Don't cry Momma,
I know you're proud of me.

Momma, they're bringing me back to
Fayetteville
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County
Fayetteville, NC

Momma, I know you will be waiting there at
Fayetteville
Take my flag Momma
I know you're proud of me.

- 2014 EMACINWI Music Inc

intro had me interested, moved well.

Really great to hear a song like this from a soldier's perspective, great monologue to mama, knowing that she will be proud of her son and his commitment to serve our great country. I personally want to thank you for serving and for all that you have gone through to preserve our freedom. I enjoyed listening to your song very much.

Love the cool lyrics and style of delivery. Very well done!

I think that the song has a lot of potential musically
I couldn't understand the lyrics besides the word Mama...i know..
I would really like to listen to the final version when it's available

good mix of all the song sounds you scared me when I heard the machine guns lol surprised me.. sad song.. keep rocking you get better all the time

probably could use a different voice I think hard to listen to

Lyrics Edgar M Wise Music Edgar M Wise
Producer Edgar M Wise Publisher EMACINWI Music Inc
Performance Numinous Owl
Clean Clean

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