This is turning out to be a very interesting challenge and I thank Kim for starting it. Music has always played a huge part in my life. It is rare that a day goes by that daily events don’t bring a song to mind. In fact, it is pretty common for me to dream with music playing in the background, in my head. This particular song came to mind this morning for no particular reason, It has been done by a number of performers, including Sting and also Peter Hollens. The version I’m showcasing here is by Celtic Woman, one of my all-time favorite groups. I love the beautiful Irish voice singing it, though Sting actually wrote the song. The lyrics are:
You’ll remember me when the west wind movesUpon the fields of barleyYou’ll forget the sun in his jealous skyAs we walk in fields of goldSo she took her love for to gaze awhileUpon the fields of barleyIn his arms she fell as her hair came downAmong the fields of goldWill you stay with me, will you be my loveAmong the fields of barleyWe’ll forget the sun in his jealous skyAs we lie in fields of goldSee the west wind move like a lover soUpon the fields of barleyFeel her body rise when you kiss her mouthAmong the fields of goldI never made promises lightlyAnd there have been some that I’ve brokenBut I swear in the days still leftWe’ll walk in fields of goldWe’ll walk in fields of goldMany years have passed since those summer daysAmong the fields of barleySee the children run as the sun goes downAmong the fields of goldYou’ll remember me when the west wind movesUpon the fields of barleyYou can tell the sun in his jealous skyWhen we walked in fields of goldWhen we walked in fields of goldWhen we walked in fields of gold
Personally, I think this is a tremendously beautiful love ballad that brings nostalgic memories up. To me, this is a great song to start the day with, because it is filled with hope, promise, and love.