Wednesday, June 21, 2023

New Single!: All The Onions In The World

I was amazed that no one had written this song before (if they did, then I missed it when I searched, so my apologies) since it seems such an obvious song subject.  Of course, that can be a red flag as well, and maybe I'm the only one stupid enough to actually write it, but the notion of someone who has cried so many tears and is so heartbroken that they can chop onions without crying was very appealing (sorry for the onion peel pun there).  I thought about doing a grunge title and just calling it "Onions," but I decided to use the full title instead.  On another day, I might have decided the reverse.  For the middle bit, what I call the third input and others call the bridge or middle eight (basically, it breaks up the verse/chorus pattern so it doesn't become monotonous), it came out like Mick Taylor-era Rolling Stones, which was cool (though the Brian Jones Stones remain my favorite Stones).  Musically, it's the usual voice, guitar, keyboard as bass, and drums.  There's no weird instrument this time, though I suppose the fact that I used a toy desktop drum set as part of the drums in addition to a suitcase would probably be considered weird by most musicians.  Lyrics are below:

Joe liked to wrap things up in plastic.
Lori taught art at the local college.
Joe's daughter had a rabbit that pooped everywhere in the house.
Joe and Lori went to Iceland for their honeymoon.

All the onions in the world.

Joe said there's some good looking women in the Walmart tonight.
He said he'd like to put them in his shopping cart and take them all home with him.
Lori didn't like it when she found out CEOs of charities were paid a million dollars.
Lori thought about having a warm and fuzzy rabbit for dinner.

I've cried so many tears over you that I could chop all the onions in the world without crying.
And if our love is not dead, then it's dying.

Joe made jokes about Chuck Berry like "Johnny Pee Goode".
Lori wondered if Joe had wrapped their love up in plastic.
Lori left Joe for a transportation engineer.  He made more money.
Joe was sad, but the rabbit never liked Lori anyway.

Thanks to Hugo at Freewheelin' for playing "All Roads Lead To Death" on his radio show!

For more Wred Fright music, listen to the Yeast? 7"!

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