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Latest revision as of 19:53, 20 February 2020

"Fortress Around Your Heart"
If song was released as a single, include single cover art. Otherwise, include album cover artwork to replace the 45 rpm, if available.
Recorded by Sting
Released: 1985-06-01
Recorded: March - April 1985
Length: 4:48
Album(s): The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): Sting & Pete Smith
Studio(s): Blue Wave Recording Studio
Released as single? YES

"Fortress Around Your Heart" is a song written by Sting and recorded by Sting in 1985.

About the song

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Personnel

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Release History

Albums

Fortress Around Your Heart appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Sting-album-dreamblueturtles.jpg The Dream Of The Blue Turtles 1985-06-01 Country

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "Song"(s) YYYY-MM-DD Country

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Stub.gif AM 2767 "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Consider Me Gone" (live) 1985-MM-DD Canada
Stub.gif AM 286 "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Shadows In The Rain" 1985-10-11 UK
Stub.gif AM 286 "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Shadows In The Rain" + bonus single "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" / "Another Day" 1985-10-11 UK
Stub.gif AM 390 081-7 "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Shadows In The Rain" 1985-MM-DD The Netherlands
Stub.gif AMRS 1484 "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Consider Me Gone" (live) 1985-MM-DD South Africa
Stub.gif AM-2767 (promo) "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Fortress Around Your Heart" 1985-MM-DD USA
Stub.gif AM-2767 "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Consider Me Gone" (live) 1985-MM-DD USA
Stub.gif AM 233 "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Consider Me Gone" (live) 1985-10-10 Japan

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Stub.gif AMP-12007 "Love Is The Seventh Wave"/" Fortress Around Your Heart"/" The Dream Of The Blue Turtles " 1985-MM-DD Japan
Stub.gif SP-12153 "Love Is The Seventh Wave"/" Fortress Around Your Heart"/" The Dream Of The Blue Turtles " 1985-MM-DD USA
Stub.gif AMY 286 "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Shadows In The Rain" 1985-10-11 UK
Stub.gif AMS-43008 (red vinyl) "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Consider Me Gone (live)" 1985-MM-DD Mexico
Stub.gif SP-17339 (promo) "Fortress Around Your Heart"/"Consider Me Gone (live)" 1985-MM-DD USA
Stub.gif AMY 305 "Moon Over Bourbon Street"/"The Ballad Of Mack The Knife"/" Fortress Around Your Heart" 1985-MM-DD England
Stub.gif AMY 392 080-1 "Moon Over Bourbon Street"/"The Ballad Of Mack The Knife"/" Fortress Around Your Heart" 1985-MM-DD Germany

Video

"Fortress Around Your Heart" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

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 all through the night
It took a day to build the city
We walked through its streets in the afternoon
As I returned across the fields I'd known
I recognized the walls that I once laid
I had to stop in my tracks for fear
Of walking on the mines I'd laid

And if I have built this fortress around your heart
Encircled you in trenches and barbed wire
Then let me build a bridge
For I cannot fill the chasm
And let me set the battlements on fire

Then I went off to fight some battle
That I'd invented inside my head
Away so long for years and years
You probably thought or even wished that I was dead
While the armies all are sleeping
Beneath the tattered flag we'd made
I had to stop in my tracks for fear
Of walking on the mines I'd laid

This prison has now become your home
A sentence you seem prepared to pay
It took a day to build the city
We walked through its streets in the afternoon
As I returned across the lands I'd known
I recognized the fields where I'd once played
I had to stop in my tracks for fear
Of walking on the mines I'd laid

Quotations and trivia

UK ad:

1985 10 12 The Hit ad.jpg

Alternative and cover versions

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See also

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External links

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References

source: Melody Maker - October 12, 1985 (UK release date)