Poetry in Song ~ A Series

My second installment in the series Poetry in Song is Fields of Gold. This song moves me deeply. The pureness of Eva's voice, and the tenderness of Sting's words make this piece a favorite of mine. I love how Sting sings this song as well, but in a different way. I hope you will enjoy listening to it...



Fields of Gold

Written by Sting
Sung by the late Eva Cassidy

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Among the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold

So she took her love for to gaze awhile
Among 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
And you can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in 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 will 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
As you lie in fields of gold

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Among 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

~Eva Cassidy was taken by cancer in 1996 at the age of 33.

Sting, the songwriter and original singer of Fields of Gold, said the following about Eva's cover of the song:

"A lot of people have covered my songs. And it's a strange emotion, you know, because your own songs are like your own babies. I mean you might hear someone reinterpreting them and maybe you don't agree with what they've done. But this version was just so pure, so excellent, that I was deeply moved by it, and so happy that she covered it. Eva's is one of the best versions of my song I've ever heard...There is something about her voice - a quality - that you can't really put into words. It's a magical quality. People respond to its purity. It suggests something ethereal-- something unattainable."

~ I hope you enjoy each day to its fullest. Thank you for stopping in, dear friends...xo



2 comments:

Tov McGavin said...

oh, I had totally forgot all about this song. My mom showed it to me a little while ago. Thank you so much for helping me find it again.

Fringe said...

I'm so happy to have helped you find a lost song...

xo