The Apple Stretching (7:09)

Cover of Living My Life

From Living My Life and 5 other releases

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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  • ccadavi1

    This song is so great. I can't believe sometimes how underated she is.

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • sophiewilder

    Parklife, but better.

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    "Greatest song ever written about New York" - said by many, including me.

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • i_love_mangos

    im hearing like 5 different genres in this one song LOL

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • LadyEhab

    She was so ahead of her time...well, anytime for that go, girl!!

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • rOOm-on-fire

    J'adore!Superbe refrain!

    15 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ultimatedhani

    I love to listen to it while relaxing on a beach. Or while wishing I was there :)

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • papiamoruno

    This Black Beauty is "AMAZING"...Love Her!

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • howard2000

    iam so glad ive come across this song again.. i thought i had gone mad when no one else had heard of it....

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • DraconZA

    Amazing song from her!! God I love her!

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • shrimak

    great grace......bless up.....

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • funkyworm3

    love tune ..probably her best....The twelve inch was given away free with the album....

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • m0j0lici0us

    I do, martin, I do! Living My Life was/is a favourite. Don't remember ever hearing Apple Stretching on the radio though, even though it was released as a single.

    14 Feb 2009 Reply
  • martinbizarro

    Does anyone else remember this? I like it but nobody else has heard of it.

    16 Jan 2009 Reply

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