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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

Grace Jones - The Apple Stretching Lyrics


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  • This song is so great. I can't believe sometimes how underated she is.
  • Parklife, but better.
  • "Greatest song ever written about New York" - said by many, including me.
  • im hearing like 5 different genres in this one song LOL
  • She was so ahead of her time...well, anytime for that matter...you go, girl!!
  • J'adore!Superbe refrain!
  • I love to listen to it while relaxing on a beach. Or while wishing I was there :)
  • This Black Beauty is "AMAZING"...Love Her!
  • iam so glad ive come across this song again.. i thought i had gone mad when no one else had heard of it...love it....
  • Amazing song from her!! God I love her!

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