Fortress Around Your Heart Song 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.

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


  • 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 : 94 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