May 25, 2009

5/25 Lyrical Pursuit Lyrics

It is the memorial Day edition of Lyrical Pursuit. Take a moment to remember all who gave their lives to preserve and protect our freedoms.

(See rules/intro here.)

Trained to live off nature's land

Trained in combat, hand-to-hand

Men who fight by night and day

Cheaters will have to clean the all the grills.

Clue #1: John Wayne starred in a movie with a similar name.
Clue #2: It is one of the very few songs of the 1960s to cast the military in a positive light and yet it became a major hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Charts for five weeks in 1966
Clue #3: Elite army unit
Clue #4: The song was written by Robin Moore and Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler while the latter was recuperating from a leg wound suffered as a medic in the Vietnam War

Victor Wins!
Ballad of the Green Berets by Robin Moore and Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler. I'll be charitable and give Victor the 2 points.

May totals: Stephen 21, Victor 6, Keith 5, Nic 5,

Posted by Pete at May 25, 2009 07:22 AM | TrackBack


Dammit, it wasn't taking comments when there were only three clues!

"Ballad of the Green Berets" by Sgt. Barry Sadler

Posted by: Victor at May 26, 2009 06:49 PM

Thanks, Pete. That was actually one of the few I knew and had I checked on Monday I'd have scored all five points.

Unless you were looking for the "Staff" part of his rank. I wasn't sure if he was or wasn't.

I have a friend who served in Special Forces and that song was played constantly. It was inspirational at first, he told me, then it got old about the 35th-time he heard it. He also said that 35th-time was before his first day of SF school was over.

Posted by: Victor at May 27, 2009 03:02 PM