"Strange Fruit" as written by and Frost,damon/phiri,aaron ...
Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop


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Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday cover) song meanings
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    General CommentThis was originally performed by Billie Holiday.
    marquiceriseon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song was originally performed by billie holiday. she would close all of her shows with it. it's a song about lynchings in the south, hence, the "strange fruit" are the dead bodies hanging from the trees.
    natahleyon April 11, 2006   Link

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