Fortress Around Your Heart Lyrics

Sting

credits


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 10 in album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
release date: 1985-6-1
popularity : 32 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Reggae Funk / Soul
styles: Jazz-Rock/Pop Rock/Jazzdance/Smooth Jazz
length: 4:40
producer: Sting and Pete Smith
drums: Omar Hakim
vocal: Sting
engineer: Jim Scott and Pete Smith
bass: Darryl Jones
background vocals: Dolette McDonald and Janice Pendarvis
guitar: Sting
keyboard: Kenny Kirkland
saxophone: Branford Marsalis
additional synclavier: Danny Quatrochi
composer: Sting
lyricist: Sting

Album Information

label: A&M Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
barcode: 075021375017
script: Latin

Cover Art

Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles cover art

Lyrics

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Under the ruins of a walled city
Crumbling towers in beams of yellow light.
No flags of truce, no cries of pity;
The siege guns had been pounding through the night.
It took a day to build the city.
We walked through its streets in the afternoon.
As I returned across the fields I'd known,
I recognized the walls that I once made.
Had to stop in my tracks for fear of walking on the mines I'd laid.

And if I've built this fortress around your heart,
Encircled you in trenches and barbed wire,
Then let me build a bridge, for I cannot fill the chasm,
And let me set the battlements on fire.

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  • 2 Love Is the Seventh Wave
  • 3 Russians
  • 4 Children's Crusade
  • 5 Shadows in the Rain
  • 6 We Work the Black Seam
  • 7 Consider Me Gone
  • 8 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • 9 Moon Over Bourbon Street
  • 10 Fortress Around Your Heart