Who Sang Poppies? Nina Simone

Nina Simone The Nina Simone Anthology cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Alejandro Luis Manzano, Daniel Enrique Manzano, Fabian Rafael Manzano
Release Date: 2013-6-11
Some other versions of "Poppies"

Lyrics
And then he stopped his play
And kneeled in a field of poppies.

A man walked through my ghetto on a humid summer day
And then he stopped to pay and he dealed in a field of poppies.

Oh, flower of forgetfulness, just an hour away to the moon
Take a deep breath if you are reaching for truth
While you're in the stupor
The door knocks and death takes another youth.

Poppies, red poppies..., red poppies...

A boy I used to know, a boy I used to know who's laughter rang to the skies
Was a joy to behold
Then I looked into his eyes, a look so cold, a boy who (rose on (???sorry))
In a field of poppies

Poppies, red poppies, red poppies, red poppies..., red poppies...,
red poppies...., red poppies..., red poppies..., red poppies...,



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 My Baby Just Cares for Me
  • 2 I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  • 3 Ain't Got No - I Got Life (From the Musical Production)
  • 4 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
  • 5 The Other Woman (live)
  • 6 Do I Move You?
  • 7 Sunday in Savannah (live)
  • 8 My Sweet Lord (live)
  • 9 Four Women (live)
  • 10 Another Spring
  • 11 The House of the Rising Sun
  • 12 The Pusher (live)
  • 13 Backlash Blues
  • 14 I Loves You, Porgy
  • 15 The Times They Are a Changin'
  • 16 Buck
  • 17 Revolution (Parts 1 & 2)
  • 18 Little Girl Blue
  • 19 Poppies
  • 20 Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter (live)
    CD 2
  • 1 Mr. Bojangles
  • 2 To Be Young, Gifted and Black (single version)
  • 3 Love Me or Leave Me
  • 4 Here Comes the Sun
  • 5 Don't Smoke in Bed
  • 6 Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is a Season)
  • 7 Pirate Jenny (live)
  • 8 Since I Fell for You
  • 9 The Look of Love
  • 10 To Love Somebody
  • 11 My Man's Gone Now
  • 12 Mississippi Goddam (live)
  • 13 I Think It's Going to Rain Today
  • 14 Do What You Gotta Do
  • 15 He Needs Me
  • 16 Go to Hell
  • 17 Nobody's Fault but Mine
  • 18 Save Me
  • 19 Blues for Mama
  • 20 Why? (The King of Love Is Dead) (live)

  • Release information
    label: Salvo
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin