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Grace Jones

The Apple Stretching (7:09)

Lays down a Caribbean-style rhythm section to a disco beat, describing New York City in the early morning. Written in 1982 by Melvin van Peebles (director of the film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," and father of actor/director Mario Van Peebles) for his Broadway show "Waltz of the Stork."

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The sun comes swaggering across the harbor
And kisses the lady waiting in the narrows
And she already plenty shaky stands there
Blushing, clutching the torch of liberty

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