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Fortress Around Your Heart

Lyrics

Under the ruins of a walled city
Crumbling towers in beams of yellow light.
No flags of truce, no cries of pity;
The siege guns had been pounding through the night.
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Under the ruins of a walled city
Crumbling towers in beams of yellow light.
No flags of truce, no cries of pity;
The siege guns had been pounding through the night.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
great lyrics
a subtle use of vocal harmony
extensive vamping
intricate melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
thru composed melodic style
a clear focus on recording studio production
minor key tonality
melodic songwriting
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
electric guitar riffs
a smooth male lead vocalist
a prominent saxophone part
subtle use of acoustic piano
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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One of Sting's best songs ever. Miss this music! He was so hot back then, lol :-)
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Love this song. So unique
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reneecharlen e 7
Sting! So talented and thoughtful:)
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This is legend
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Waking on the mines I've laid
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I love these lyrics. First tine hearing this song and I've fallen in love with it.
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Because of the success of the UK in the music industry.... The police sometimes get lost in the shuffle.... Absolutely a fantastic band
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jabberwockya m y 4
Perfect.
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731103081
Seems like tonight stuck in the 80's. <3<3<3
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Awesome Sting
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troylewis515 0
Love the police but this is one of the best songs of that time
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I believe Sting is a genus. No discredit to The Police but he outgrew them several times.
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Sting went bad when solo albums became the go
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Sting rules
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sharedearthf a r m c s a
Best song ever!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Sting my friend,this is such the perfect song I needed to listen to. This might sound cruel,but @ times we need to build fortresses around our hearts. The fortress keeps us protected,sh i e l d e d from certain people,certa i n unexpected circumstance s that if not our hearts being on watch,on guard,will inevitably lead us to getting our feelings,our deep rooted emotions hurt. Thank you Sting,for such a great song! :)
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Thhey dont make music like this anymore.
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the breath of emotion expressed..s o recognizable . . S h e ' s So mean..rememb e r ?
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4ournewlife0 4
love this song!! plz read my profile...im only 11 follow if u like
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Awesome lyrics, love this song
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Very nice song.....
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This was a nice follow up to some of the earlier Police stuff, and in ways lyrically represents a sequel to some of those records, at least in my mind.
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Amazing song also amazing creative and inspiring lyrics.
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I went off to fight some battle that I'd invented inside my head...
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@ johnmcpherso n 3 , the word's actually 'lain' rather than 'laid'. Primo reason I like the song. Few people other than Sting use the word lain, the past participle of 'lie', i.e lie, laid, had lain.
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niiiicccee.. . . . . .
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Favorite song by Sting post Police- hands down- tremendous imagery used in the lyrics- Then let me build a bridge for I cannot fill the chasm, and let me set the battlements on fire , nuff said.
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LOVE this song!
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College boyfriend tried to do this, first with words, then with my time and lastly, violence. This isn't love...
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So many relationship s are destroyed by walls and mines. He is an amazing lyricist, among his many many talents.
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johnmcpherso n 3
"Had to stop in my tracks for fear of walking on the mines I'd laid..." is my favorite lyric from this song. Can this guy write or what? No surprise that Gordon Sumner taught English. Wish my English teachers were this cool.
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blueoval66
A true musician!
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i love sting
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Great song.
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An epic ode to troubled love. This song helped make it clear that Sting still had some great songs left in him after the Police era had come to an end...
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lordsnite
Headphones definitely.. . . . S t i n g an Artist.... To show my age I purchased this on cassette when I was maybe 14...LOL
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goob song
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just amazing
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ubuubok
Sting is so smooth
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ubuubok
Excellent
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.....like the key changes.
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This is one of my favorite Sting songs hands down. Listening with headphones makes it better too :)
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Its a song of release, taking a chance and moving on!
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Love it.

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