Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - ''Out in the Fields'' - Live 1984




"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.


Although he was born in England and was half-black, Phil Lynott was Dublin to the core, while Gary Moore was born in Belfast. The significance of this combination will not be lost on students of Irish history, and at the time they recorded this anti-war song, "The Troubles" were far from history.


Running to around 4 minutes 17 seconds, the A Side was written by Moore; the B Side, "Military Man", by Lynott. The record reached number 5 in the UK, number 3 in Ireland, and also did well in Europe.



Lyrics



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.

OUT!



Songwriters: Gary Moore.

Out In The Fields lyrics © EMI Music Publishing




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