Strange Fruit
Strange Fruit

Annie Lennox - Strange Fruit Lyrics

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Sep 30, 2014
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Strange Fruit Lyrics

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the roots
Black bodies swingin' in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulgin' eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burnin' 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 tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the roots
Black bodies swingin' in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees

Writer(s): Lewis Allen
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

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