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We’re Really Like the Onions

From the ‘Sing Young, Sing Joyfully’ collection

1. We’re really like the onions

With skins beneath our skin.

Each face has ways of masking

The private worlds within.

Our eyes can beam their smiling

While hiding floods of tears.

Behind some peaceful faces

Dwell multitudes of fears.


2. Without some way of sharing

The inner ups and downs

Our broken hearts lie bleeding

Without their inner clowns.

You understand our thinking,

You know, God, how we feel.

Help us accept your loving

With all its power to heal.


Text and Music © William Livingstone Wallace

Harmony by Graham Hollobon

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