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

Lord, make me a rainbow
And I'll shine down on my mother
She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors
Oh and, life aint always what it outta be no
Ain't even gray, but she buries her baby

The sharp knife of a short life... oh 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 down the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song
Oh oh Oh oh

The sharp knife of a short life... oh 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 your cold little finger
And I'll never know the lovin' of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holdin' my hand
There's a boy here in town he says he'll love me forever
Who thought forever could be severed by

A sharp knife of a short life... oh well
I've had just enough time...

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

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

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

The ballad of a dove
Go with peace and love
Gather up them tears and put them 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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    UnregisteredMay 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    This song means when people go through tough times they want to die and when they do people actualy start listening to what theyve been sayin
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    UnregisteredJan 9, 2012 at 3:02 am
    I would like to say this song is about suicide, for a moment imagine that little girl on the playground, that always was getting made fun of, everyday over and over again... Called names every single day from elementary school threw jr. High !!! Now as that little girl, she is imagining herself in her "fairy tail world" this part of the song...
    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 ... Is her "fairy tail world"
    This part of the song ...
    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 grey, but she buries her baby...
    She still cares for her family, but to the little girl this life is not the fairy tail world and is to hard to face day in and day out...

    The sharp knife of a short life, well
    I've had, just enough time...
    This part means well she's had, just enough time of this life and does not want any more to do with it.

    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 my forever
    Who would have thought forever could be severed by
    The sharp knife of a short life, well
    I've had, just enough time

    "green" meaning young and innocent
    "but it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand, there's a
    Boy here in town says he'll, love my forever"
    This part is a child's "first crush"

    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 your dead how people start listenin'

    People didn't see her hurting inside she may have told her parents and teacher's but they just told her to ignore them saying this is just a phase it will get better, but to her she heard "it's never going to change"
    "so put on your best boys and i'll wear my pearls" "what i never did is done" this could be her way of saying i told you and you didn't listen, so you will have to live with this.
    And for saving your tears, could mean she wasn't worth crying about before so why do it now.

    This is just what i got from the song and if this is what the song is truly about is sends a very powerful message about children having to deal with day to day life.
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    The most beautiful song ever, :') i wish that everyone could see this song as one that portrays what it would be like if you were never heard
  • U
    UnregisteredNov 10, 2011 at 4:18 am
    Well it's not the meaning of the song that i am writing about. In june myself and many other lost a beautiful young 22 year old beautiful young lady to burkitts cancer. And they played this song, which i thought was the most beautiful song ever and boy was it the perfect one! Thank you for writing this song, what a beautiful and true song.
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    UnregisteredNov 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm
    I think she means that if you truely love somebody then you should tresure every moment you spend with them because you never know when they will leave you forever.

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