Franz Ferdinand - Fresh Strawberries Lyrics




We are fresh strawberries
Fresh burst of red strawberries
Ripe, turning riper in the bowl
We will soon be rotten
We will all be forgotten
Half remembered rumours of the old

Wouldn’t it be easy with
Something to believe in that could
Give us more
Than here’s my work
So where’s my pay
To buy what I don’t need?
Wouldn’t it be easy to believe?

Thieves believe
Everybody steals
I believe there’s nothing to believe
But I’d love the manual
The instruction manual
Oh, liars
Swear that they never lie

Wouldn’t it be easy with
Something to believe in that could
Give us more
Than here’s my years
So now they’re gone
It’s time for me to leave
Wouldn’t it be easy to believe?

We are fresh strawberries
Fresh burst of red strawberries
Ripe, turning riper – so…

Wouldn’t it be easy?
Something could give us more
But I don’t know
No I don’t know
I don’t know what I need
Wouldn’t it be easy
Couldn’t it be easy
Shouldn’t it be easy
To believe





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Franz Ferdinand Fresh Strawberries Comments
  1. Álvaro

    Where is the bass? xD

  2. Fanny Flowers

    I miss Nick so much 💔

  3. Jodi Pickle

    Who else eats strawberries to this song?

  4. Rose Sweetie Pie

    Franz Ferdinand music videos are the best.

  5. LARGUCHO FILMS

    Qué buena rola la neta :3

  6. Mark Joster

    Suicides actually, pretty cool.

  7. Joa Espin

    Espero toquen esta en su proximo concierto aqui en Lima <3

  8. Robin

    I see this video as 4 people dealing with death
    Alex: Thinks too much about it and possibly takes his own life because he believes that he shouldn't just wait for death to come to him.
    Nick: Looks around too much to find a 'solution' or 'reason' for death but ends up finding none
    Bob: Waits and ends up with a mess that was caused by him just waiting because he believes to just wait for death
    Paul: Plays too much with danger and ends up burning himself because he believes that there's nothing to lose after all.

  9. P Andham

    @dutchwogan easy to leave

  10. Arch Stanton

    "Wouldn't it be easy to believe?" is one of the greatest philosophical questions of all time especially when examining religion.


    As an atheist, it the question that comes up the most when thinking about religion. This song is amazing. (and the whole album too}.

  11. Beatriz Bermudez Bienes Raíces

    loving it so badly

  12. hyperch0ndriac

    the symbolism is strong but i love it

  13. Keenan Mueller

    Erdbeer mund

  14. Abigail Ramos

    Amo a Franz ferdinad son uno de los mejores grupos y esta es mi canción favorita uvu

  15. Takahiko Akiyama

    フランツぽくないようで、フランツっぽい。絶妙にレトロ👍

  16. Girl in the Darkness

    Please come to ECUADOR!! ♥

  17. Girl in the Darkness

    PLEASE COME TO ECUADOR, IN SOUTH AMERICA!! ♥ WE LOVE YOU!

  18. Liliana Mora Vásquez

    Mi Bob 💙 💜 qué le dirá a Alex que está tan enojado? XD

  19. Andrea Garcia

    Franz ferdinand= Alex + Bob+, Paul+Nick 😎😎😎

  20. Marina Ribeiro

    Gostaria de dar like mais de uma vez 😍😍

  21. marco antonio tlacuilo flores

    Tuvieron que estar deliciosas las fresas que inspiraron la letra de esta genial canción

  22. Leo

    This deserves more views

  23. Tania Llanas

    What a masterpiece

  24. Evelyn Galicia

    beautiful <3

  25. Ricardo Madoery

    Ingmar Bergman brought me here

  26. Carlos Andrade

    a good fan of franz ferdinand here!

  27. Melanie Sandoval

    This is a Masterpiece

  28. DAG

    by Wes Anderson

  29. Sofia Platini

    If Alex was a strawberry I want to be his 😘cream

  30. Jesus Diaz

    This version is kind of different, isn't it?

  31. Alisa Karter

    What? No fresh Watermelons, not the season!

  32. ATLAS _

    Amazing

  33. Melanie Sandoval

    This song makes me feel so sad and I love it ❤

  34. Patrizia Brugiatelli

    una voce caldissima

  35. bluegirlberry

    It's just me or someone else related this to Wild Strawberries from Ingmar Bergman?

  36. Roko Krstičević

    Pls guy can we enjoy of our corner of the world widouth* bitching about underrating

  37. Mislav Erak

    They don't play what is popular, so only who listening them is people who love this kind of music. My parents listening them when i was a kid :)

  38. Terry Lancer

    I QUATTRO RAGAZZI DI GLASGOW GIRANO INTORNO AD UN INTERNO E FANNO DI TUTTO GIOCANO A NASCONDINO ALLA MORRA CINESE A TOMBOLA A TESTA O CROCE SI FUMANO PURE UNA SIGARETTA E LASCIANO LE CENERI ADOSSO A BOB C'E' PURE IL TEMPO PER SCRIVERE UN LIBRO HARD E FARSI IL TRAPIANTO DI MANO CON L'ACCENDINO PER NON DIMENTICARSI DELLA CORDA PER SUICIDARSI AHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  39. Risu Aoyagi

    estupida yuri y su anuncio, arruina mis ganas d escuchar algo e.e

  40. What doth life?

    Lovely, colorful tune. The black and white video stresses its nihilistic aspect perfectly. Jesus these guys simply can't put anything out that's under 10/10

  41. Natalia Carrizo

    ame está cancion😍😍😍

  42. Melanie Sandoval

    amo esta canción

  43. Matt, The DabMan

    We are fresh strawberries
    Fresh burst of red strawberries
    Ripe, turning riper in the bowl
    We will soon be rotten
    We will all be forgotten
    Half remembered rumours of the old

    Wouldn’t it be easy with
    Something to believe in that could
    Give us more
    Than here’s my work
    So where’s my pay
    To buy what I don’t need?
    Wouldn’t it be easy to believe?

    Thieves believe
    Everybody steals
    I believe there’s nothing to believe
    But I’d love the manual
    The instruction manual
    Oh, liars
    Swear that they never lie

    Wouldn’t it be easy with
    Something to believe in that could
    Give us more
    Than here’s my years
    So now they’re gone
    It’s time for me to leave
    Wouldn’t it be easy to believe?

    We are fresh strawberries
    Fresh burst of red strawberries
    Ripe, turning riper – so…

    Wouldn’t it be easy?
    Something could give us more
    But I don’t know
    No I don’t know
    I don’t know what I need
    Wouldn’t it be easy
    Couldn’t it be easy
    Shouldn’t it be easy
    To believe

  44. claudio ezequiel piña silva

    Otro temazo de esta gran banda.

  45. Frama Frama

    Que buena canción !! :)

    Elias Bosch

    Opino lo mismo bro

  46. Jimmy J. Rustle

    So wouldn't it be easy with,
    Something to believe in that could give us more

  47. Suwi

    I don't know how I got here but I'm so happy that I did

  48. Midnight Witch

    seriously underrated for what they produce, much better then kaiser cheifs new stuff

    dani

    I like Kaiser Chiefs a lot but I totally agree with you. FF's consistency is way superior

    GPvS

    Midnight Witch kaiser chief's old songs where really good there new one's kinda suck but with FF they just stay good

  49. Seta Alka

    Amo esta canción. Llegare a los 2 millones de views por mi sola, No puedo dejar de escucharla!!! XD

    Matt, The DabMan

    +Seta Alka me too haha, so underrated, sadly

    Seta Alka

    @Matheus Oliveira
    Gimme Five!!! My little amigo FranzyFan!!!

  50. Nayara Gomes

    apaixonei

    mauro pereira

    já somos 2 😁

    Nayara Gomes

    +mauro pereira 😸

  51. Diego Gutierrez

    This is art and All the world Need to Know this fantastic band, my congrats.

  52. Susan Cooney

    paul is so hot i wish they would show more of him :(

  53. imnotdepressed

    I love these guys..

  54. Stanislav Afonin

    Я кончаю от этой песни

  55. ANGELA ALVAREZ

    Great video and song! fantastic!

  56. Katrine Kristensen

    If only all their songs were as popular as "take me out"...

    Amaracea

    Take Me Out is a particularly catchy song though, you have to admit.

    Always Ascending is way catchier though.

    Westy

    I love all of their songs, have a playlist with every song I've heard by them back to back.

    Trevor Smith

    I didn't even like take me out and it was made worse that everyone jumped on liking it when it came out, so I stupidly didn't really listen to their other stuff. Great mistake though, because when I started listening to them, i had all their music to go through

    Krishna Widardjo

    @Amaracea i think take me out is the easiest for you to remember the lyrics, so that is why it is the most popular. It is the most "easy to sing" song for Franz Ferdinand. I really like fresh strawberries, no you girls, walk away, and even i find it hard to remember the lyrics and sing the song. But this is just a personal opinion though. No mean to disrespect #peace

    saulo ramos

    @Alisa Karter MTV killed itself, and gave FF a bad name at tha same time. Do you know how do people refer to this kind of bands: "MTV bands" It´s like a puch in the gut

  57. karmine k

    they inspired me

  58. Yareli Oviedo

    Fuck, i love you...

  59. Fachmi Darusman

    1 m views please

    therotiv4

    Ya llegó al millon

  60. Bitia Rodríguez

    We are fresh strawberries. UuUr

  61. D. Nikolicic

    I know it sounds kinda funny (because of the band's name), but I would be happy if they came to Serbia...

    Sadsasaa Asdsasd

    And what could I say? I'm from Hungary.

    Roko Krstičević

    Dara Nikolicic oni su iz škotske a i bojim se da je nasa regija davno odjebala dobru glazbu

    Ahmed Hasanica

    Dara Nikolicic You mean Sarajveo? He was killed in Sarajevo.

    Mr. Aids

    *BANG* WW1Pt.2.exe initiate

  62. Mauricio Martinez

    Algun latino que sea fan de esta banda

    LOPEZ ANDALON MELODY JACQUELIN

    Obvio yo xdxd

    Diego Castellon

    No soy fan pero tiene algo , un no sé que qué me gusta

    Diego Castellon

    Antø mándame el link d tu canal ! Por que love illumination esta re zarpado!!

    Marix ML

    La mayoría de los fans somos latinoamericanos 😍🍓

  63. Elle Cnv

    First time i'm hearing this song. Love it! Reminds me a lot of The Beatles and Jim Morrison but more new age. Definitely going to listen to more of the music!

  64. Bobalina Bob

    I died for Beauty but was Scarce. that is the emily dickinson poem. I believe the poem is about the perspective of two people rotting in the grave and watching as they are being forgotten. Even if the lines aren't exactly the same as in the song...i would still like to believe that they are referencing the poem.

  65. Bobalina Bob

    The lines between :18 and :24 i believe are from an Emily Dickinson poem. I'm trying to remember the name of it.

  66. Pijama

    They're so good, Why people doesn't like them?
    Maybe people are just rotten Strawberries.

    Jean O'Boyle

    @Pijama   Why doesn't Dave Grohl befriend them, too?

    Johan Svenstrup

    People DO like them :)
    I do at least...

    Ian Richardson

    +Pijama 


    *Why don't people like them?
    - a small mistake in your English,


    and I don't know. I'm glad we all do though : )

    TheLukasDirector

    They're not commercial, they don't make what people like. Don't get me wrong, I love them.

    GabiGabita Alvarez

    Rehan Noor ohhh so good answer!!!!!!

  67. Selly Septiani

    shit, i must buy this album. the songs are good

    Jean O'Boyle

    @Selly Septiani Sulaeman  Please do.  You won't be sorry.

    IJustWanna Sleep

    @Selly Septiani Sulaeman None of the songs of the album aren't great, I must tell you

    Gazoon Man

    Udah beli nya?

  68. Olivia Fischer

    This feels like a Beatles song, love it!

  69. jinkazama1992

    Very symbolic ^_^ lovely song :) he has a beautiful voice :3

  70. TassieLorenzo

    Sounds like a "generic" Beatles song, not sure this is a good thing.  Can still be a good song I suppose, but a strange choice for a single...

  71. amandanacleta

    Perfecto

  72. Luis Vidal

    I know they are trying but their fame is going down slowly, they need to promocionate with a new and great song as they has to do it (Am Mexican, maybe my english isn´t so good)

  73. B. Silva

    Rapaz, como o Nick tá velho XD
    E Bob não envelhece nunca!
    Clipes conceituais, simples, mas lindos. Bela referência aos Beatles, meninos <3

  74. Rock Videos

    I don't know why that Franz Ferdinand isn't famous

    Joe Average

    It makes me sad that the only song of this amazing group my fellow Americans know is "Take Me Out", which is a massive shame because if anything, they've matured as a band since then. Their 2013 album (Right Thought, etc) evidenced a depth and maturity as compared to their earlier works, which were still fantastic.
    They don't compromise. They don't pander. They've changed over the last decade, but who doesn't? It's got the same guys giving us the same feels and that's just not something you see very often in music anymore.
    I'm so happy they're still releasing albums.

    Amaracea

    It makes me even sadder than the sadness you feel, that my fellow Americans probably would hate Always Ascending (the song) because it's actually good and not absolute garbage. Or worse, play them Slow Don't Kill Me Slow and they'll probably scoff and say it's putting them to sleep.

    Lilie Oak

    They r famous!! We love them from Taiwan !!!

    A Z

    I don't understand that too, but as long their music is great, I don't care

    Betty M.

    Because radio turns only few songs in the night time and all day air is littered by new doubtful pop-rep

  75. Diego 102701

    no puedo creer que una cancion tan buena como esta no tenga por lo menos un millon de visitas y las canciones de regueton si consigan millones de visitas por dia, que mundo es este. :/

  76. Mr.StrangeLove

    The symbolism in this clip is just perfect.

    Andrea V

    care to explain? i'm bad at symbolisms:/

    valentine

    yeah man explain it

    The H00N

    Mr.StrangeLove u beefin for queefin

  77. Revolver Dolls

    We are fresh strawberries
    Fresh burst of red strawberries
    Ripe, turning riper in the bowl
    We will soon be rotten
    We will all be forgotten

  78. idknidk

    The most underrated Franz song, yet one of their bests.

    KensoulEu

    +idknidk no, the most underrated franz songs are heisa-ho, swallow smile, l wells, jackie jackson, hallam foe dandelion blow, etc. but as an pretty-much-fan of franz, i cant even say what is their best song. maybe all of them, lol

  79. Bobalina Bob

    shhh.....let this be our little secret. We should keep this music to our selves. let them have anacondas n stuff.

    Westy

    Now it's Despacito and Havana. Let us keep this, so much better

    Shes Lunatic

    Tbh, If more people listened to FF, I don't think they'd have as loyal fanbase as they do now.

    saulo ramos

    @Ahmed Hasanica "secret"

    Ahmed Hasanica

    saulo ramos No, I hate when people pretend that extremely popular music is somehow super underground and indie just because it’s not on the billboard 100. Like, you guys do realise that FF makes a lot of fucking money on their music, they’re a successful band.

    Ángel McFly

    Tha's so selfish

  80. Esturión Beluga

    rico <3

  81. Marcus Leath

    This video is pure genius

  82. Lucho Rodriguez

    this last album has a lot of videoclips... hope there's more comming

  83. Danger Illustrated

    Back to the 60s we fucking go.

  84. Caro Vasquez

    I still don't get why this has only about 680.000 views and some other crap has like a billion. 

  85. AndreaDeVaglia

    How shit bands like Imagine Dragons have more than 50 million x video and this only have 500.000?! ):

    Garrett Goodner

    Imagine dragons is a good band and so is this the real crappy bands are whoever made anaconda dope but thats my objective view

    Hunter Nightblood

    @Garrett Goodner
    As much as I hate Anaconda, your viewpoint is not objective, it's subjective.

    Jean O'Boyle

    @Hunter Nightblood Biased is more like it.  Then again, so am I ... : - P 

  86. Sharon Terefenko

    thy some owl city guys!

    Jean O'Boyle

    Where the fuck do you get that idea??

    Sharon Terefenko

    *TRY some owl city is what I meant to say.

  87. lucyorevolutions

    beatles wannabe

    pathetic 

    Jean O'Boyle

    No, you're pathetic, troll.

    Garrett Goodner

    Shots fired for no reason as some tards wanna get mad over a comment by a bigger tard

    Jean O'Boyle

    @Garrett Goodner
    You sound like a troll, too - idiot.

  88. Cassiana Braga

    Bem Franz, vem! ♥

  89. revolverproducciones

    We are fresh strawberries
    Fresh burst of red strawberries
    Ripe turning riper in the bowl
    We will soon be rotten
    We will all be forgotten
    Half remembered rumours of the old

  90. Rodrigo Giani

    I really don't understand why Treason!Animals doesn't got a video.....

  91. Cassandra Wills

    dis is my j4m

  92. Alberto Murrieta

    y decìan que Franz ya estaba muerto.. tontos franz sigue rifando, en todo caso miren a los strokes jaja XD

    David Zazueta

    a mi me gustó Comedown machine :(

    Alberto Murrieta

    Si creo que fuí algo brusco con los strokes XD

    OSG HEY L/\X

    @Alberto Murrieta FF muerto? JAMAS!

  93. Tomáš Lang

    yeah great song !!! 

  94. Alyssa L.

    one of my favorite bands ever and my favorite fruit ♥

  95. Matias Rivero

    This song totally sounds like The Beatles! Franz Ferdinand never stops amazing me, such an outstanding and exceptional band.

  96. NaplesPower

    This song sounds like : 60% Beatles + 30% XTC + 10% Blur...

    wawis231

    it sounds like 100% franz ferdinand 

  97. lupe soto

    I wish people around me knew this band so we can obsess about them u.u THEY'RE SUCH A GREAT BAND!!!

    johnnyboii

    Where do you live ?

    lupe soto

    @johnnyboii California