Fields of Gold

Belakangan, saya sedang tergila dengan lagu ini…

Sting – Fields of Gold 

Sebenarnya, bukan baru-baru ini saya mengenali Sting. Saya sudah mendengar beberapa lagunya, hmm, mungkin sejak SMP, atau SMA.

Kemudian, saya ‘dijejali’ lagi dengan lagu ini, oleh teman saya, Monalisa. Dia yang menonton konser Sting beberapa waktu lalu, menunjukkan video rekaman saat Sting menyanyikan lagu ini.

Saya langsung tersentak seketika.

Ada nada yang aneh di lagu ini. Nada yang tidak hanya indah, tapi juga, ah, saya kehilangan kata-kata. Saya kehilangan ide untuk menggambarkan indahnya lagu ini.

Beberapa minggu berlalu, kemudian entah kenapa saya kembali rindu dengan gesekan senar biola, nada minor, dan dentakan lambat dan teratur, yang berhasil membalut lagu ini dengan sempurna.

Rasa kagum saya berakhir dengan pencarian akan makna lagu ini. Entah sumber itu bisa dipercaya atau tidak, tapi sedikit banyak, saya berterimakasih pada pengisi situs karena membuat saya sedikit bisa mendalami makna lagu ini.

Sting membuat saya gagal memandang seni secara santai.
“Ladang emas” mulai merasuk di mimpi.
Dan, kebahagiaan memang tidak pernah abadi.
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“Fields Of Gold”
Sting – 1993 
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 fields of gold
So she took her love
For to gaze awhile
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 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 broken
But I swear in the days still left
We’ll 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
Among the fields of gold
You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon 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

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This song is about feeling joyous, but knowing that the joy is going to end someday.

Sting wrote it after he bought a house near a barley field. The sunsets and the colors of the field were an inspiration for the lyrics, along with his love at the time, Trudie Styler, who he married in 1992. Styler has said that the song is one of her favorites.

The major theme in this is commitment. It is about a man who has broken promises before, but is determined make this relationship last.

The story is chronological. It is about courtship, marriage, and eventual death. The two people in the song meet, court, fall in love (at this point, he reveals that he has never really made such a strong promise/commitment to someone) but feels he is ready to now.

“See the children run,” their offspring and the “jealous sky” refer to the Heavens. Even Heaven is jealous of their love/relationship. The esteemed sun is jealous.

Eventually, he dies and tells his love that they will always remember their love specifically, when she thinks of him, he wants to be personified as such… walking in fields of gold (barley).

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. triatma says:

    keren ini mas lagunya, emang si penyanyinya keren abis bisa menangin 14 grammy awards kalau gak salah. tapi kalau boleh jujur ane juga senang versinya Pay,Ipang dan Once yang ngecover lagu ini.

    1. vinnydubidu says:

      Wah, saya malah belum pernah denger versi Pay, Ipang, dan Once, Mas. Nanti saya cari deh. Rasa-rasanya sih nggak kalah keren sama om Sting ya. =D

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