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 “
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.