Strange Fruit / Billie Holiday /

ofpaperandponies:

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit, 1939.

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.

  1. regulettes reblogged this from cabbagingcove
  2. puredelusion reblogged this from mo-nah
  3. derangedbutterfly reblogged this from ofpaperandponies
  4. noirmuse reblogged this from cabbagingcove
  5. whmamo reblogged this from cabbagingcove and added:
    Oh it just makes me want to lay out in the sun and weep.
  6. sharklespark reblogged this from cabbagingcove
  7. usethelookupmachine reblogged this from johnfekner
  8. rianapos reblogged this from cabbagingcove
  9. achamois reblogged this from johnfekner
  10. vivid-piksie reblogged this from johnfekner
  11. soultosteal reblogged this from johnfekner
  12. rustypipes-and-tigerstripes reblogged this from cabbagingcove
  13. melinapaez reblogged this from ofpaperandponies
  14. un-beknown-st reblogged this from cabbagingcove
  15. lotsandconfuseded reblogged this from cabbagingcove
  16. crownedglorious reblogged this from cabbagingcove
  17. cabbagingcove reblogged this from ofpaperandponies
  18. ofpaperandponies reblogged this from ofpaperandponies and added:
    Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit, 1939. Southern trees bear strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,...
  19. eneazzz reblogged this from ofpaperandponies
  20. renfields reblogged this from inactivecharliebronsons
  21. inactivecharliebronsons reblogged this from musicthatrocksmyworld and added:
    Strange Fruit | Billie Holiday
  22. purplepenis-eater reblogged this from musicthatrocksmyworld and added:
    I love this song. It’s so dark and creepy, but really beautiful at the same time.
blog comments powered by Disqus