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Strange Fruit




This song makes me cry every single time I hear it. How could anyone *not* be touched by this? My ex had enlightened me by exposing me to singers such as Billie Holiday.

This is a weepy, woeful song filled with such hatred and sadness, blended with such soulfulness that one's heart wilts.

I'm posting this now because I'm watching an episode of Criminal Minds, where a high school black guy was accused by a white fellow female student of rape. A bunch of white high school boys grabbed him, cornered him, loaded him into a pickup truck, and strung him up from a tree, cut him all over, and mutilated him, castrating him…and this song is being played, too appropriately, at the very end.

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Re: Strange Fruit

I seriously love this….the only thing I have to add is this:

TRICKY from Massive Attack doing his homage.


Amazing.

Re: Strange Fruit

I love Billie Holiday! My ex, the LOML turned me onto her, and we used to listen to her on vinyl. Her voice is incredible, and you can feel it in your soul when you listen to her sing. I've heard her music, and this song in various movies. Billie's voice sounds like it originates from deep within the origin of the earth.

(As for Shamu down there, I posted a song that touched me very deeply. There's nothing more complicated than that).

"When you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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Sorry I don't see a connection between slavery and that episode you're describing about about Criminal Minds. I think maybe you should get on some anti-depressants though.

I've never had to battle cancer, but I knew people who have. I won't discuss that person with you, I'm just saying that you should probably take anti-depressants. Some people have lifelong illnesses. You should count yourself lucky for being relatively healthy again and stop trolling other people.

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There you go following me all over filmboards. You are blocked as of now.

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