Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Shining A Light

I'm kind of on a YouTube kick this week and since I don't have anything to post about, here's another video.  I love Jill Scott and she does this song beautifully. She performed it at the Shining A Light concert.

Here are the lyrics to "Strange Fruit":

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin' in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin' from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulgin' eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burnin' 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

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2015: Tooling Around The Old Pueblo

2014: Next Blog, Please
2013: My Mother Never Fried Chicken Like This
2012: Shocking
2011: Awesome All-Star
2010: Have Pots And Pans, Will Travel
2009: This One Contains A Young Rider
2008: When She’s Not Sleeping, She Tries To Look Purty
2007: Eddie McSteamy Friday
2006: Pepparkakor Cat
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

1 comment:

dlg said...

GULP! That's sad. I don't know what else to say....