Fields of Gold – Sting Meaning

The favorite song of Trudie Styler, the wife of British musician Sting, is Fields of Gold (“Golden Fields”). This is not surprising, because a beautiful composition with a thoughtful text is dedicated to their personal relationship, which has been happily lasting for more than thirty years. But let’s leave alone Sting’s family life and remember how Fields of Gold was written.

The history of creation and the meaning of the song Fields of Gold – Sting

Immediately after the wedding, played in 1992, Sting and Trudy settled in a country house, near which fields sown with barley stretched. If you have ever seen how barley is eared in the rays of the summer sun setting over the horizon, you know how beautiful it is.

It also made an unforgettable impression on Sting and inspired the creation of the song Fields of Gold, which he sang on behalf of a man who is ready to stay with his beloved until the end of his days.

Sting and Trudie Styler

The events described in the text develop in chronological order: romantic courtship, promises of fidelity, years of marriage, the appearance of children and the protagonist’s confidence that his wife will remember their walks through the golden barley fields when he leaves for another world.

Release and achievements

In 1993, Fields of Gold was included on the Ten Summoner’s Tales album. The song was released as the second single, which peaked at number 16 on the UK Singles Chart, number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.

The composition is also included in various collections of Sting’s hits. In 2006, he completely re-recorded Fields of Gold, singing it to lute accompaniment. This track can be found on the album Songs from the Labyrinth.

Clip Fields of Gold – Sting

The music video for the song was directed by Kevin Godley. Let’s watch.

Cover versions

Many famous artists have covered Fields of Gold. One of the most popular was the version of Eva Cassidy (Eva Cassidy).

Interesting Facts

  • To the song Fields of Gold performed by Eva Cassidy, American figure skater Michelle Kwan skated one of the numbers of her program at the 2002 Olympics.

Lyrics Fields of Gold – 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 the fields of gold

So she took her love
For to gaze a while
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 the 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 been broken
But I wear in the days still left
We’ll walk in the fields of gold
We’ll walk in the 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

Translation of the song Fields of Gold – Sting

Will you remember me when the west wind blows
Over the barley fields
You will forget about the sun, envious from heaven,
As we walk through fields of gold

She went with her beloved
To admire a little
barley fields
She fell into his arms and her hair tossed
Through the fields of gold

You stay with me, be my love
In the middle of the barley fields?
We will forget about the sun, envious from heaven,
When we lie down on golden fields

See how the west wind blows with love
Over the barley fields
Feel her rise when you kiss her lips
In the middle of the barley fields

I never made promises
Although there were those that I violated
But I swear, in the days allotted to us
We’ll walk through fields of gold
We’ll walk through fields of gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
In the middle of the barley fields
Watch the kids run as the sun goes down
In the middle of golden fields

Will you remember me when the west wind blows
Over the barley fields
You can tell the sun that’s jealous from the sky
As we walked through the fields of gold
As we walked through the fields of gold
As we walked through fields of gold

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