"All Her Favorite Fruit" as written by and Greg Lisher Victor Krummenacher....
I drive alone, home from work
And I always think of her
Late at night I call her
But I never say a word
And I can see her squeeze the phone between her chin and shoulder
And I can almost smell her breath faint with a sweet scent of decay
She serves him mashed potatoes
And she serves him peppered steak, with corn
Pulls her dress up over her head
Lets it fall to the floor
And does she ever whisper in his ear all her favorite fruit
And all the most exotic places they are cultivated
And I'd like to take her there, rather than this train
And if I weren't a civil servant, I'd have a place in the colonies
We'd play croquet behind white-washed walls and drink our tea at four
Within intervention's distance of the embassy
The midday air grows thicker with the heat
And drifts towards the line of trees
When negroes blink their eyes, they sink into siesta
And we are rotting like a fruit underneath a rusting roof
We dream our dreams and sing our songs of the fecundity
Of life and love
Of life and love
Of life and love

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"All Her Favorite Fruit" as written by David Lowery Chris Pederson


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    General CommentI absolutely love this song and you to listen to Key Lime Pie all the time during the mid 90's. Anybody else out there know what I mean.
    I kind of get the feeling he is actually watching the girl(Like through a telescope)...but where is the setting or where is these exotic places?
    superfreak30328on May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is loosely based on the character Roger Mexico from Thomas Pynchon's novel, Gravity's Rainbow. The 'she' in the song is Mexico's lover, Jessica Swanlake, who's engaged to another man, Jeremy ("Beaver"). Mexico detests Jeremy, for obvious reasons, and has an episode where he vainly tries to figure out if Jessica acts the same way with Jeremy as she does with him-- hence the line, "Does she ever whisper..." Mexico wants to take Jessica away out of the London war zone, which is impossible since they both work for the government-- he is a statistician who is charged with figuring out where the German V-2 rockets will land. Mexico is a somewhat grumpy character, but Jessica brings out his romantic and hopeful side, which is how the song portrays him.

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    drunkenchorusgirlson April 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about a man low social class who is in love with the wife of a member of royalty or wealth. He watches her every move, including her favorite fruit. And only he, not her husband, knows what this fruit is. He also daydreams of what life would be if they could finally be together. But he's nothing more than a civil servant, so all he can do is watch her from afar.
    tinman007on August 22, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think two words are deliberately swapped in a couple of lines. "Does she ever whisper in his ear, all her favorite *places*" makes more sense if the couple is making love (she takes off her dress, and is whispering in his ear -- her favorite places to be touched?). "And all the most exotic *fruit* they are cultivating" is obvious.

    I don't know why CVB would do this, except just screwing around, but it makes more sense to me.
    kreniighon March 02, 2018   Link
  • -3
    General CommentIt's about a nobody in love with his favorite phone-sex operator. His unreasonable and unfulfilled sexual fantasies are only surpassed by his unreasonable and unfulfilled fantasies of power, prestige, and wealth.
    Sadie Rohmon January 28, 2008   Link

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