Internal Soundtrack: Fields of Gold / Uptown Again · 19 March 2007, 09:11
Sometimes, songs share characteristics that cause them to blur into one another in my head.
When I woke up this morning, there was a chorus deep in my mind. When I first tried to get it to the surface, I thought it was Sting’s “Fields of Gold,” from the Ten Summoner’s Tales album. A few minutes later, though, I realized I was humming “Uptown Again” from the Afghan Whigs.
I’m not sure which of them it was I woke up with.
I think the element of these two songs that is similar is the cadence of the lyric.
With “Fields of Gold,” Sting sings the first line, “You’ll remember me … when the west wind moves … upon the fields of barley,” and it resembles the pacing of “Uptown Again” when Greg Dulli sings it: “Uptown again … nobody home … feelin’ surrounded … should never left me on my own.”
So I’ve got both songs running, in parallel, this morning. Who said I couldn’t multitask?
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