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Fields

04:00
Simple Things CD (1998)
Co-written by Cameron Ventura / Produced by Ian Townend

Story

Recorded in 1998 on my Simple Things CD, this song is a lament of the passing of the beautiful fields west of Boise. I used to take walks along the fields we lived close to or would drive out in the country when the children were younger.  The suburban sprawl was beginning to spread even then. Looking back, I now see it was just the tip of the iceberg. I feel even more strongly about this song than I did when I wrote it.  

Also, my friend Cameron Ventura came over one night and we worked on this song together since I wasn't finished with it yet and I really wanted something good to come of it. Even though it didn't completely take the direction it was going when we worked on it, his imprint is definitely on this song, so I want to mention him here.

Later I added the bridge which is a verse I found in Lamentations an Old Testament book of the Bible. It seemed to capture the feeling so well and fit in with the song. Finally, in production, Ian's interpretative layers of a bagpipe and drumming echo the feeling of loss and acceptance - the letting go of what once was to what the fields have become. 

Lyrics

LYRICS:

Intro: Fields of glory x3 Where will our life come from?

Fields of glory calling to me I'm looking far as the eye can see

Mountain ridges distantly Line the horizon ever faintly

Fields of glory yellow and gold Way of life, where did you go?

Hard times bought and sold into neat little houses all in a row

CHORUS: FIELDS OF GLORY FADING BEFORE ME

FIELDS OF GLORY OOOH I'LL MISS YOU WHEN YOU'RE GONE

Fields of glory Stretches of land  / Life-giving hard-working hands

Desperate owners suffer demands / Will they give in? How can they stand?

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE: "Cry for the wheat and the grain; cry for the falling rain; cry for the harvest time that will never come again."

repeat chorus and intro.

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