"Green Fields" as written by and Terry/miller Gilkyson....
I wrote this song years ago late at night somewhere on the Goldhawk Road
I was never sure how or why
Before the war and the tidal wave engulfed us all it's true how the world has changed
And I was learning how to change with you

We saw the green fields
Turn into stone
Such lonely homes
All in a badman's dream
He ain't asleep
It's just a dream

In the darkest hour the song had gone it passed among the people I hardly knew
And I was losing it all the time
But she stayed with me and found me out and above all things I've learnt
It's that honesty that secures the bond in the heart

We saw the green fields
Turn into stone
Such lonely homes
All in a badman's dream
He ain't asleep
It's just a dream


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    General CommentThis song a about a song, as Damon himself stated.
    "I wrote this song year ago somewhere on the Goldhawk road" is about he ended up in a demo studio with Marianne Faithfull and wrote this song while being very drunk and gave it to her and forgot about it.
    Till later Marianne recorded it under the name "Last song".
    When Damon got the original demo back and was playing it when he was in the studio recording "The good, the bad and the queen" the rest of the band tought it would be a good idea to record it again, but with differend lyrics, exept for the chorus.
    Fwijnsmaon September 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"we saw the green fields turn into stone, such lonely homes"

    we watched nature get paved over, in other words
    rudesamon December 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI guess this song is about Britpop and how Damon Albarn's life and the world in general have changed since those days. The tone of the song is a bit nostalgic and it's easy to find some negative feelings towards that era in the line "and I was losing it all the time". There's also a connection between Green Fields and Parklife, a song Albarn wrote for his old band, Blur. Nice song, probably one of the best in the album. Cheers!
    federicolageon April 09, 2007   Link

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