The Onion Song

Album: Easy (1970)
Charted: 9 50
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  • The world is just a great big onion
    And pain and fear are the spices that make you cry
    Oh, baby, and the only way to get rid of this great big onion
    Is to plant love seeds until it dies, uh-huh

    Hey world, we got a great big job to do
    Yeah, we need you
    And everybody who loves truth
    Don't you know we've got to clean up this place
    And reach for a higher goal, yeah, yes we do, now
    We gotta be headstrong about rightin' the wrong
    And make a lot more happy songs, oh, oh, baby

    The world is just a great big onion
    And I don't care, is the face people like to wear
    Yes it is now, oh, baby
    And the only way to get rid of this great big onion
    Every one single soul's got to do their share
    Tell about it, baby, whoo

    So come on, let's knock on every door, whoo
    Tell them love is the answer
    Whether they're rich or poor
    Oh, yeah, now, we don't care what you do
    How you look, or your status claim, baby
    No no, because brothers and sisters
    From now on, is gonna be everyone's name, oh-oh, whoo

    The world is just a great big onion
    And pain and fear are the spices that make you cry
    Yes it is, oh, baby
    And the only way to get rid of this great big onion
    Is to plant love seeds
    Now everybody, got to plant love seeds
    Come on and plant love seeds
    Until it dies
    The world is just a great big onion

Comments: 2

  • Darrell from EugeneA Marvin Gaye song about a "great big onion"? If anyone plays this on the radio in Eugene, Oregon, I won't be listening!
  • Marina from Seattle, WaThis song's lyrics are...interesting.
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