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Fields of Gold
Song

Fields of Gold

Sting
Album:
Ten Summoners Tales

Song meaning of Fields of Gold by Sting, and what it is about


This song and all the other tracks on the album were recorded at Lake House in Wiltshire.

In the lyrics, Sting, describes the view from his 16th-century Wiltshire manor house.


In England, our house is surrounded by barley fields, and in the summer it's fascinating to watch the wind moving over the shimmering surface, like waves on an ocean of gold. There's something inherently sexy about the sight, something primal, as if the wind were making love to the barley. Lovers have made promises here, I'm sure, their bonds strengthened by the comforting cycle of the seasons.


Song lyrics of Fields of Gold by Sting


You'll remember me when the west wind moves

Upon the fields of barley

You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky

As we walk in fields of gold

 

So she took her love for to gaze awhile

Upon the fields of barley

In his arms she fell as her hair came down

Among the fields of gold

 

Will you stay with me? Will you be my love?

Among the fields of barley

We'll forget the sun in his jealous sky

As we lie in fields of gold

 

See the west wind move like a lover so

Upon the fields of barley

Feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth

Among the fields of gold

 

I never made promises lightly

And there have been some that I've broken

But I swear in the days still left

We'll walk in fields of gold

We'll walk in fields of gold

 

Many years have passed since those summer days

Among the fields of barley

See the children run as the sun goes down

Among the fields of gold

 

You'll remember me when the west wind moves

Upon the fields of barley

You can tell the sun in his jealous sky

When we walked in fields of gold

When we walked in fields of gold

When we walked in fields of gold

Release Date

1993

Songwriter/s

Sting

Producer/s

Sting, Hugh Padgham

Label/s

A&M

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