Saturday, February 24, 2007

Five Best...Songs about Fields

5. "Mother Nature's Son" by The Beatles

-Mostly known for its opening of, "Born a poor, young country boy..." this song also contains the lyric, "Find me in my field of grass, Mother Nature's son/Swaying daises sing a lazy song beneath the sun." Sort of a Strawberry Fields' vision, eh?

4. "Stars Fell on Alabama" by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

-Kissing in "the field of white," this is just one of many classic Ella and Louis cuts. But it's their only one about fields!

3. "America" by Simon and Garfunkel

-In this song of everything that epitomizes America, Paul and Art sing about how "the moon rose over an open field." A guilty pleasure of mine is David Bowie's cover version that he does to lead off 9/11 tribute, The Concert for New York City.

2. "Cotton Fields" by Creedence Clearwater Revival"

-Basically a sister song to "It Came Out of the Sky," this track on Willy and the Poor Boys epitomizes everything great about CCR: the lyrics, melodies and musical feel. Plus, there are not enough songs that mention "Texarkana."

1. "Field of Opportunity" by Neil Young

-The opening sounds exactly like "Comes a Time" but once you find out its a different songs, it's actually quite breezy and fun—just like Neil himself.