Lyrics Depot
Lyrics » Billie Holiday Lyrics » STRANGE FRUIT Lyrics
Find Song Lyrics:



Lyrics Depot is your source of lyrics to STRANGE FRUIT by Billie Holiday. Please check back for more Billie Holiday lyrics.

STRANGE FRUIT Lyrics

Artist: Billie Holiday
Album: The Billie Holiday Songbook

Southern trees bear a 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.
Comments/Interpretations
no comments yet


Name:
Comment:






Related:
Billie Holiday Lyrics
Billie Holiday The Billie Holiday Songbook Lyrics

More Billie Holiday Music Lyrics:
Billie Holiday - DARN THAT DREAM Lyrics
Billie Holiday - GONE WITH THE WIND Lyrics
Billie Holiday - GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE Lyrics
Billie Holiday - HE'S FUNNY THAT WAY Lyrics
Billie Holiday - I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU Lyrics
Billie Holiday - I MUST HAVE THAT MAN Lyrics
Billie Holiday - I'M A FOOL TO WANT YOU Lyrics
Billie Holiday - YOU'RE MY THRILL Lyrics

© 2015 LyricsDepot.com. All Rights Reserved.
All lyrics are the property of their respective authors, artists and labels.