Strange Fish

In southern seas float strange fish

Waters run red, though they had a wish

Drowned bodies floating in the southern seas

Strange fish drifting in the summer breeze .

Nautical scene of the countless tear

The twisted mouth and the vacant stare

Scent of the oceans, shore-line sea-weed

Then the sudden smell of death and greed

Here are fish for the gulls to pluck

For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck

For the sun to rot, for the waves to drop

Here is a strange and bitter crop

“Strange Fruit” is originally written by Abel Meeropol (= Lewis Allan) and sung by a.o. Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Singer-songwriter Petra de Winter wrote this adaption of the lyrics, together with Richard Underscore. Lyrics-advice by Catself. Sometimes we play this song live or on a livestream concert. The music video underneath is recorded by René ten Cate, Nicko Christiansen, Petra and Marcel van Ling though.