11.17.2011

If I Die Young

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
Uh oh, uh 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 grey, 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, 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 my little cold finger,
I've never known the loving of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holdin' my hand
there's a boy here in town says that he'll love me forever
Whoever thought forever could be severed by

The sharp knife of a short life oh 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 em' for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
and maybe then you'll hear the words I've been singing
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

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

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

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

I just love this song "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry for so many reasons. One of which, I believe the same as Kimberly Perry said about this song: "We really have gotten to live and love at our young ages. 'If I Die Young,' for us, is about if it all ends at this moment, look at what we've gotten to do. Whatever time we're given will be absolutely enough as long as we make the most of it." I am certain of my salvation in Jesus and I believe heaven is better than paradise. I am looking forward to seeing my loved ones, here and there, all together again in the presence of God. Regardless of when I die, don't fret or be sad: I have lived a colorful, happy, fun-filled, and fulfilling life that was more than enough!!! Xoxo-BLC

PS: A very big congratulations to The Band Perry for winning best new artist, single of the year, and song of the year at the County Music Awards!!! You deserve it and so much more.

3 comments:

  1. I discovered The Band Perry last year and love their style, and that song is so bittersweet. Glad you posted the lyrics because I kept meaning to look up the actual words of the bridge, "the sharp knife of a short life," as I couldn't make them out! Now I can along correctly! -- michele

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  2. one of my all time favorite songs

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  3. BEST song of the year! It actually tears me up while listening ti this beautiful song depending on my mood! Love it!! Thank you for posting the lyrics!

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