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Fields Of Gold
Eva Cassidy Lyrics


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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'll walk in fields of gold
We'll walk 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'll walk in fields of gold
We'll walk in fields of gold

Ooh
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, ooh

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of Eva Cassidy's song Fields of Gold describe a memory that will last, even when time has passed. When the west wind moves, the singer will be remembered by the person they are addressing, and this memory will be associated with the fields of barley. It is through the setting of the fields of barley that their memory will be anchored. The jealousy of the sun is anthropomorphized, and suggests that the moment in the fields of gold was so beautiful that even the celestial bodies were envious.


The second verse of the song offers more detail about the moment in the fields of barley. The woman in the song is taking time to gaze at the fields of barley, and is joined by a lover. They embrace among the fields of gold, again describing sunlight in anthropomorphic terms as being jealous. The imagined conversation between the two lovers suggests a hope for a future together.


The final verse reflects back on the memory, years later. The children running as the sun goes down and the fields of barley suggest a continuity of life and love in the natural world. Even in the future, the west wind will blow and the sun will still be jealous, but the memory will still be cherished.


Line by Line Meaning

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
You'll think of me when the westerly breeze blows


Among the fields of barley
In the midst of the barley fields


You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
You can see the sun, enviously glaring down on us


When we walked in fields of gold
When we strolled together amidst the golden fields


So she took her love for to gaze awhile
She went to admire her love for some time


Among the fields of barley
In the midst of the barley fields


In his arms she fell as her hair came down
She fell into his arms as her hair tumbled down


Among the fields of gold
In the midst of the golden fields


Will you stay with me? Will you be my love
Will you remain by my side? Will you be my beloved?


Among the fields of barley?
In the midst of the barley fields?


And you can tell the sun in his jealous sky
And you can see the sun, enviously glaring down on us


When we walked in fields of gold
When we strolled together amidst the golden fields


I never made promises lightly
I never made promises carelessly


And there have been some that I've broken
And there were some promises that I've failed to keep


But I swear in the days still left
But I pledge to you, in the days to come


We'll walk in fields of gold
We'll take leisurely strolls in the golden fields


We'll walk in fields of gold
We'll take leisurely strolls in the golden fields


Ooh
A vocalization expressing emotion


Many years have passed since those summer days
A great deal of time has gone by since those summer days


Among the fields of barley
In the midst of the barley fields


See the children run as the sun goes down
Observe as the children run when the sun sets


As you lie in fields of gold
As you rest in the golden fields


You'll remember me when the west wind moves
You'll think of me when the westerly breeze blows


Among the fields of barley
In the midst of the barley fields


You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
You can see the sun, enviously glaring down on us


When we walked in fields of gold
When we strolled together amidst the golden fields


When we walked in fields of gold
When we strolled together amidst the golden fields


Ooh
A vocalization expressing emotion




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Gordon Sumner

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Lyrics :
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'll walk in fields of gold
We'll walk 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'll walk in fields of gold
We'll walk in fields of gold

Ooh
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, ooh



All comments from YouTube:

Barbara Ball

I’m 85 years old and I’ve just lost my Husband of 65 years,I played this at his funeral last week everyone was so moved by this beautiful song it was so poignant and unforgettable. God bless you Eva

Simon chilli

Katie Melua does a nice version too. This week, 31 12 2021 my wife and I will have been married for 30 years. 65 years is amazing.

Jason Craig

And god bless you and your late husband, Barbara.

Barbara Ball

@Jason Craig thank you so much Jason that’s so kind of you.I wish you a Happy New Year.

Amy Kósa

My sincere condolences to you, Barbara!

Barbara Ball

@Amy Kósa That’s so kind of you Amy,thank you so much.

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Claire Elizabeth

Sitting here at 5am, thinking about my Mum I lost 2 years ago and then my 8 year old Daughter last year. Life can be so incredibly cruel and sometimes you feel like you're going to die from the pain and grief inside, but beautiful songs like this somehow connect me to my loved ones. Eva truly was an angel on earth. Amazing talent 💜

Melvin Partridge

Sorry for your loss

STEPHEN SAVOIA

Sorry for your loss.

Kevin Butcher

Sad to read this Alaina, you are right , life can be so cruel. This song was played at our friends funeral last week, he and his son both died in a car accident, he had told his wife that this song was played at his moms funeral and he wanted it for his only didn't think it would come this soon, beautiful piece of music, take care and stay strong

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