From the album Chrome (2009)

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Based on the poem, "The Traveling Onion", by Naomi Shihab Nye. My attempt to equate a life and career in music with that of the translucence of an onion.

Lyrics

The Traveling Onion
(Eric Peters)

Would you ever scold me if I made you cry?
I’ve caused crocodile tears nearly all my life
You would too at the sight of knives,
Okay? Okay

Not an impulse buy in the checkout lane
I never really meant to cause you pain
Crackling paper on the washboard drain
Is my fame, for others’ sake

My career of tears
For the sake of others
My career: I disappear

It’s only right that some tears should fall
Miracles are both great and small
Even if no one notices at all
It’s okay

I’m an open book and an easy read
What you get is what you see
I hope that’s how you’ll remember me
If you please, you see you’re just like me

My career of tears
For the sake of others
My career: I disappear