Poem of the Week: From Sting

This song is about feeling joyous, but knowing that the joy is going to end someday. Songfacts

Classic verse, beautiful song

Sting (Gordon Sumner), released Field’s of Gold in 1993 and some regard it as the best song ever written.

The British poet and song writer created it soon after buying a house near a field of barley.

Probably the best loved rendition of the classic is by the late Eva Cassidy.

 

 

Fields Of Gold

Eva Cassidy

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

Sting