Eddie & Troy Expose The Heartbreaking Side Of Veteran Life In Powerful ‘Didn’t I’


You’ve never heard anything quite like this heavy and heart-wrenching power ballad that talks about one of the less-known, and dark sides to life that many American veterans face every day.

Montgomery Gentry has always been known for their direct, thundering, and downright real version of Southern rock and country music – this song is a true testament to their values and roots. 

“Didn’t I” is one of Eddie and Troy’s earlier works and first appeared on the soundtrack to We Were Soldiers, a 2002 war film that told the story of the Battle of la Drang and earned a spot as one of the spring’s biggest blockbusters. 

Released as a single that same year, this heartbreaking song opens up, telling the story about a war veteran coming home only to find dissatisfaction, lack of appreciation, and endless judgement from the people he fought for. 

“Didn’t I burn
Didn’t I bleed enough for you
I faced your fears
Felt pain so you won’t have to
Didn’t I do my best
And wasn’t home here when I left”

The narrator continues on to speak of the horrors and tragedy he witnessed while fighting for freedom, highlighted by his return filled with nothing but “folks that sit and judge”. 

The boys from Montgomery Gentry really hit the nail on the head with this impressive track and it has become one of the most popular songs from their seemingly endless collection among many country fans and, especially, many veterans and military personnel. 

Watch Eddie and Troy pour their hearts and souls out into “Didn’t I” in the video below. 

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