the last white slabs of snow
melted off seven weeks ago.
and the geese are headed north again
through the tightening sky,
and i can feel my heart in my throat again
new onions growing in the ground.

the cows come gingerly out of the barn,
and when they see that the ground is warm,
they pick up a little speed,
it makes me feel so good,
and i feel it rushing down my throat -- fresh blood,
i head out onto the earth,
its cold heart is melting,
i don't know if i can stand it.
springtime's coming, that means you'll be coming back around.
new onions growing underground, underground.

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Onions song meanings
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    General Commentsuch a beautiful song. tis about surviving through a hardship, a cold winter, and things are looking better as spring comes. the feeling of uneasiness, cuz you started to get used to the cold winter, but then you feel refreshed.
    kidandacameraon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBest band in the world!!!!!! this song is incredible.
    Carly45on April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI would love anyone who could find the chords for this.. Oh well, working them out is ok too :)
    I have fallen in love with The Mountain Goats. They're amazing.
    headinthesandon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHeadinthesand: Its a doddle to play, you can get the tab here:…
    dagwoodon July 19, 2007   Link

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