Song's chords Gm, Gsus2, E♭, F♯m, B, Em, D/F♯, G, Am, D, Cm, Dm, Fadd9
Info about song
Fortress Around Your Heart is a song from Sting's 1985 album The Dream of the Blue Turtles. The song was also released as a single, and reached #8 and #49 on the U.S. and U.K. singles charts, respectively. Sting wrote the song in the studio in Barbados in 1985. A Branford Marsalis sax solo is the highlight of the song. The inspiration for this song was the pain he felt from the failure of his first marriage. In a Musician magazine interview later that year, he said: "Fortress is about appeasement, about trying to bridge the gaps between individuals. The central image is a minefield that you've laid around this other person to try and protect them. Then you realise that you have to walk back through it. I think it's one of the best choruses I've ever written." During one of Sting's first performances of the song in concert in Paris, his crew lowered a tiny fortress onto the stage in a parody of the similar Stonehenge scene from the film This Is Spinal Tap. A live version of the song, recorded in the Netherlands, was included on the U.S. release of the Fields of Gold compilation album. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.