Black & White

Posted by: Deja

Deja Mae said,Billie Holiday was a Goddess, her voice is magic.
I never knew what this song was about ’til tonight…Gut wrenching meaning, and insanely haunting. I cried when i read the back story, it’s devastating. The scariest part is that it was, at one time, the reality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Fruit


Strange Fruit

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black body 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 magnolia 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.

from:
Deja Mae
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2 Responses to “Black & White”

  1. - Says:

    I have a special edition disc of Billie Holiday found at a boutique in Ridgewood, NJ. The grit and emotion resonate from the vinyl recording but most especially from HER. She inspired Nina Simone, another distinctive singer (“Sometimes known as the High Priestess of Soul, she paid great attention to the musical expression of emotions.” last.fm bio), to cover “Strange Fruit”. But my personal fave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q7w7gk1JhQ

    Thanks for the post, Deja!

  2. Deja Mae Says:

    Beautiful song! Thank you. Her voice is rich with emotion just as Lady Day’s was.
    Hearing Billie and Nina on vinyl would be a dream. :)

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