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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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    EmoEeyore15Aug 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    this song is my favorite song out of any music. i sang it during 7th period yesterday and it has been stuck in my head every since. it is the most beautiful song i have hurd in a while.
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    roshellagetanoOct 26, 2011 at 5:11 am
    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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    claweeApr 2, 2014 at 3:50 am
    I think it's about a young child who tells her love ones what to do and how to deal with life in case she leaves them at a very young age. But I also think that the message of this song is that it's alright for us to feel sad when we lose the people we love but we should also learn to let go and continue with our own lives. Our love ones are already in a place of happiness and peace. We should not worry about it but be thankful instead. It's also nice to know that behind every meaning/interpretation of the song given by others is a story of people with a brave heart to share, relate and express the hard times they've been through.
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    UnregisteredMar 30, 2014 at 11:22 pm
    To me this song is about a baby who dies. She basically is saying she is watching over her mother and keeping her safe. Make the most of life. Tomorrow is never promised, you should live life to fullest everyday. Try to accomplish as much as you can and if you can't, keep trying it will get to you sooner or later. No one really knows the purpose if life, until they have lost someone special. No matter what listen to friends and to family, if you don't, one day you might regret it.
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    b33z75Sep 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    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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