Gary Moore & Phil Lynott


Gary Moore & Phil Lynott- Out in the Fields

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.

This uptempo commercial rock track is one of the finest collaborations of two of the greatest musical talents ever to come out of 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. Lynott died in January 1986; the month following his death twenty-five years later, in a tribute programme screened by BBC Northern Ireland, Moore said in an archived interview that in spite of the accompanying video, “Out In The Fields” was not written specifically about Northern Ireland, but was “a general anti-war song”. (Songfacts)

Out in the Fields covered by Primal Fear

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