Who Sang Fields of Mars? The Church

The Church The Blurred Crusade cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1982-3-25
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 4:55
producer: Bob Clearmountain
lead vocals: Marty Willson-Piper
arranger: The Church
background vocals: Peter Koppes
membranophone & percussion: Richard Ploog
co-producer: The Church
electric guitar & 12 string guitar: Marty Willson-Piper
keyboard & slide guitar & bass guitar: Steve Kilbey
tubular bells & percussion & guitar: Peter Koppes
Lyrics
It's a long way home from the Field of Mars
Distant, alone, beneath the platinum stars
And I turn to look, but I'm never any closer
Only just the rain makes the skin feel colder
All my life seems so far away
The air is soft in the Field of Mars
Tears and loss feed the overgrown grass
And I have to leave, but I never seem to go
Only more sad clouds where autumn winds will blow
All my dreams seem so long ago
Oh, Field of Mars
Time is past in the Field of Mars
Grief won't last in the departing cars
And I call her name, but she never, ever hears
And I call again to the cruelty of the years
Oh my love she's so far away
Oh, Field of Mars.

The Field of Mars is a large park and square in the center of Saint Petersburg with an area of almost 9 hectares. Named after the Roman god of war, the Field was for a long time the setting for military parades and drills for imperial guards regiments. Monuments to military leaders Pyotr Rumyantsev and Alexander Suvorov have been erected here. Its layout remains unchanged.

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Almost With You
  • 2 When You Were Mine
  • 3 Fields of Mars
  • 4 An Interlude
  • 5 Secret Corners
  • 6 Just for You
  • 7 A Fire Burns
  • 8 To Be in Your Eyes
  • 9 You Took
  • 10 Don't Look Back

  • Release information
    label: EMI Music Australia
    country(area): Australia
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin