Strange Fruit Lyrics

India.Arie

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album: Track 20 in album SongVersation
release date: 2013-6-24
popularity : 24 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Soul-Jazz/Soul
length: 5:26

Album Information

label: Motown Records
country(area): Germany
format: Digital Media
script: Latin

Cover Art

India.Arie SongVersation cover art

Lyrics

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Southern trees bare a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the popular 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 a 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 strage and bitter cry

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Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Soulbird (intro)
  • 2 Just Do You
  • 3 This Love
  • 4 Nothing That I Love More
  • 5 Flowers
  • 6 Cocoa Butter
  • 7 Soulbird Interlude: Trombone
  • 8 Moved by You
  • 9 Life I Know
  • 10 Break the Shell
  • 11 Soulbird Rise
  • 12 Thy Will Be Done
  • 13 Brothers' Keeper
  • 14 One
  • 15 Soulbird Outro: Clarinet
  • 16 I Am Light
  • 17 Soulbird Reprise: Ney
  • 18 Thank You
  • 19 6th Avenue
  • 20 Strange Fruit