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Artist: Billie Holiday
Album: The Billie Holiday Songbook
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
Writer(s): Lewis Allan, Maurice Pearl, Dwayne P. Wiggins
Copyright: Maurice Pearl Pub Des, Music Sales Corp., WB Music Corp.
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Theese are the most amazing lyrics i have ever read in my life. i wish songs nowadays were this meaningful.
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