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March 28, 2013

I’m new here on WordPress so I apologize if this isn’t proper, reposting someone else’s post. I can’t help but cry every time I hear this song, so I cant begin to imagine what she felt everytime she sang it

Lateral Love

Lateral Love Australia Song of the Week
Friday 29 March 2013 ~ Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday
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Great comment posted on You Tube 4 weeks ago, says it all:
“I had heard from a history teacher that each time she sang this she had to cry backstage because she was so moved. But she said she would never stop singing it for the sake of those who had been lynched in the way she is describing. This really is a moving song that touches upon some of the darkest times in American history that textbooks often gloss over. It shows that we NEED music and art to move us and teach us in a way that schools and textbooks cannot.” by Taperz
Songwriters: Damon Frost & Aaron Phiri
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…

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