Man it ain't mean, the strangest thing you've ever seen
Oh, would you look at how they swing, would you look at how they swing?
They ain't dead though, no, I didn't die y'all
I cut myself down, and I admire my fall, into grace
This refrain is the song’s most direct reference to its namesake, the anti-lynching song “Strange Fruit"
This line also builds upon the line in Break The Chain L.A.S.E.R.S. where Lupe raps:
From the trees we hung
Strange fruit man look at how we swung
So Lupe was originally referencing “Strange Fruit” in “Break the Chain”; on this song he has expanded upon those ideas (of racial oppression, i.e. through lynching) and brought them to “fruition”.
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