GREATEST SONGS EVER WRITTEN (V2): Matt Nathanson, Sting, Sugarland

“COME ON GET HIGHER”

I miss the sound of your voice
And I miss the rush of your skin
And I miss the still of the silence
As you breathe out and I breathe in

come-on-get-higherA song doesn’t have to have deeply poetic, cryptic lyrics or tell a major story to be a masterpiece. There is something about simplicity and the “less is more” concept that often becomes so much more powerful and effective at reaching our emotions. Matt Nathanson’s Come On Get Higher is one of those amazing songs that can be so sexy by implanting thoughts in our imagination. The power of the mind to create sensual imagery adds so deeply to the experience. While Matt’s version is intense, hearing Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland sing the song totally changes the mood.


I miss the sound of your voice
And I miss the rush of your skin
And I miss the still of the silence
As you breathe out and I breathe in

If I could walk on water
If I could tell you what’s next
I’d make you believe
I’d make you forget

[Chorus]
So come on, get higher, loosen my lips
Faith and desire and the swing of your hips
Just pull me down hard
And drown me in love
So come on, get higher, loosen my lips
Faith and desire and the swing of your hips
Just pull me down hard
And drown me in love

I miss the sound of your voice
Loudest thing in my head
And I ache to remember
All the violent, sweet
Perfect words that you said

If I could walk on water
If I could tell you what’s next
I’d make you believe
I’d make you forget

[Chorus]

I miss the pull of your heart
I taste the sparks on your tongue
I see angels and devils
And God, when you come on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on

Sing sha la la la
Sing sha la la la la

Ooh Ooh Ooh

[Chorus]

It’s all wrong, it’s all wrong
It’s all wrong, it’s so right
So come on, get higher
So come on and get higher
‘Cause everything works, love
Everything works in your arms.

 

 

“FIELDS OF GOLD”

Fields_of_goldYou know you’ve written an amazing song when different listeners love your song and individually interpret the lyrics as meaning something special to them in unique and different ways. Sting’s 1993 hit, Fields Of Gold, appeared on his Ten Summoner’s Tales CD. As you listen to the beautiful story of discovering first love among the golden barley, you’ll be taken on a magical journey of a lifelong romantic affair. As the song progresses, one interpretation is the courtship phase followed by feelings of doubt, jealousy, yet ultimately deep love and commitment. During the last verses, Sting describes those initial emotional memories stay deep in your soul until the end of your days. Add in a sweet harmonica solo and Northumbrian smallpipes to the mix and Sting’s Fields Of Gold is a all-time classic.

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in fields of gold

So she took her love
For to gaze awhile
Upon the fields of barley
In his arms she fell as her hair came down
Among the fields of gold

Will you stay with me, will you be my love
Among the fields of barley
We’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we lie in fields of gold

See the west wind move like a lover so
Upon the fields of barley
Feel her body rise when you kiss her mouth
Among the fields of gold

I never made promises lightly
And there have been some that I’ve broken
But I swear in the days still left
We’ll walk in fields of gold
We’ll walk in fields of gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold
When we walked in fields of gold
When we walked in fields of gold

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