Out in the Fields

Gary Moore

About Out in the Fields

"Out in the Fields" is a single by former Thin Lizzy band members Gary Moore and Phil Lynott, released in 1985. The song is about the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The song is reminiscent of the sound of their band and is influenced by both artists' wide musical palettes. It performed well critically as well as commercially, reaching No.3 in the Irish Singles Chart and No.5 on the UK Singles Chart, the highest positions either of the two ever reached in their solo careers and the highest UK singles chart position of Lynott's entire career - both with and without Thin Lizzy. "Out in the Fields" was also one of the last recordings made by Phil Lynott before his death on 4 January 1986. 


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It doesn't matter
if you're wrong or if you're right.
It makes no difference
if you're black or if you're white.
All men are equal
till the victory is won.
No colour or religion
ever stopped the bullet from a gun.
Out in the fields,
the fighting has begun.
Out on the streets,
they're falling one by one.
Out from the skies,
a thousand more will die each day.
Death is just a heartbeat away.
It doesn't matter
if you're left or to the right.
Don't try to hide behind the cause
for what you fight.
There'll be no prisoners taken
when the day is done.
No flag or uniform
ever stopped the bullet from a gun.
Out in the fields,
the fighting has begun.
Out on the streets,
they're falling one by one.
Out from the skies,
a thousand more will die each day.
Death is just a heartbeat away.
There's no communication,
no one to take the blame.
The cries of every nation
have fallen on deaf ears again.
Out in the fields.
Out in the fields.
They are falling one by one.
Out in the fields.
No flag has ever stopped
the bullet from a gun.
Death is just a heartbeat away.
Out in the fields,
a heartbeat away.
Out in the fields.
Death is just a heartbeat away.
Out in the fields,
a heartbeat away.
Out in the fields.
In the fields,
the fighting has begun.
Out on the streets,
they're falling one by one.
Out from the skies,
a thousand more will die each day.
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Gary Moore

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011), was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a blues singer and guitarist. more »

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Written by: GARY (GB MOORE

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10 facts about this song

Artist Background
"Out In The Fields" was recorded by Northern Irish musician Gary Moore, along with Phil Lynott from the rock band Thin Lizzy. These two artists had a close relationship, with Moore having performed with Thin Lizzy in the past.
Release
The song was released in May 1985 and became the first single of the album "Run for Cover".
Charts Success
"Out In The Fields" experienced significant success in the charts. It peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart, making it Gary Moore’s most successful single.
Song Meaning
The song is about the religious conflict in Northern Ireland, known as 'The Troubles'. Its lyrics are about how unnecessary and senseless the violence is.
Track Length
The length of the track is 4:18, which is moderate for a single.
Reunion and Collaboration
The release of "Out in the Fields" marked the reunion of Gary Moore and Phil Lynott several years after Moore had left Thin Lizzy.
Phil Lynott's Last Recording
Although the song was released in 1985, the recording took place in 1984. This makes "Out in the Fields" one of the last recordings by Phil Lynott before his death in 1986.
Reissues and Covers
The song has been covered by several artists and was reissued in a live version on Gary Moore's compilation album "Ballads & Blues 1982–1994".
Power Metal Influence
The song has been influential within the Power Metal genre, with Power Metal bands such as Powerwolf crediting the track as an inspiration.
Notable Music Video
The song's music video was featured heavily on MTV and is considered notable for its politically charged imagery, reflecting the song's message about The Troubles.

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