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The Band Perry – If I Die Young lyrics

If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
Oh oh Oh oh

Lord make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother
She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors, oh and
Life ain't always what you think it ought to be, no
Ain't even gray, but she buries her baby

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had just enough time


If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had just enough time

And I'll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom
I'm as green as the ring on my little cold finger
I've never known the lovin' of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand

There's a boy here in town says he'll love me forever
Who would have thought forever could be severed by

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had just enough time

So put on your best boys and I'll wear my pearls
What I never did is done

A penny for my thoughts, oh no I'll sell them for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe then you'll hear the words I been singin'
Funny when you're dead how people start listenin'


If I die young bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
Oh oh

The ballad of a dove
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep 'em in your pocket
Save them for a time when your really gonna need them oh


The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had just enough time

So put on your best boys and I'll wear my pearls



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    roshellagetano
    The first time I heard this song I hated it because it hit so close to home for me. A friend of mine passed away last summer and the words were just haunting. But now I've grown to really like the song, and I really don't think it's a negative song at all. I think it basically says, I've done all I've wanted/needed to do and if it's my time to go, don't feel bad for me because I have no regrets. It's so beautiful.
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    b33z75
    My sister and her only child, my niece died on the 4th of July in a car accident & we heard this song & had it played during the funeral. It was somber but so much like them. They were fun, crazy and spontaneous and it was the perfect song for them. Every time I hear it I just let my tears wash away the pain and my soul heals a little more knowing that they entered the pearly gates together-hand in hand. They were that close and never would have wanted to be separated. Ever.
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    Angelwing
    I lost my niece Carly on New Years Eve this year. It has been a very tramatic time for her parents and 3 sisters. They where a very close family. Carly was 25 and just starting her life. She was the one in the family that held it together when the timesw where tough and the girl that could give the one liners that kept everyone laughing. Carly is that Angel that will see our family throught the tough time. This was the song that was played for her at her funeral and everyone received the meaning of (It I Die Young). Carly will always be with me and my family through this song. Carly was only 25.
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    jamiepooh6999
    This song really has touched my heart because I gave birth to my son on oct 3 2010 and he passed away. This is the hardest thing that I have ever been through in my life. When I heard this song all I could do is cry because it really hit home. Now this is song is the only thing that I want to hear. When I played this song for my husband and children there was not a dry eye in my house so this sure is one song that we will always remember him by.
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    Unregistered
    I think people take the "sharp knife of a short life" line too literally. That does not mean it is about a suicide. It's a metaphor of dying young. Its very sudden and painful for the family. If someone dies older, at least they've had a full life. If a young person dies, its so sad because you never get to see them get married, have kids, chase their dreams, etc.
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