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Strange Fruit

This song is by AaRON and appears on the album Artificial Animals Riding on Neverland (2007).

This song is a cover of "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday.
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Strange Fruit
Southern trees bearing strange fruit
Blood on the leaves, 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
The scent of magnolia, 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 tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop


Written by:

Abel Meeropol (alias Lewis Allan)

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