Band Perry - If I Die Young
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BAND PERRY


If I Die Young Lyrics

Songwriters: Perry, Kimberly;



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

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 loving 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 'em for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe then you'll hear the words I been singing
Funny, when you're dead how people start listening

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 ballad of a dove
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 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

these lyrics are submitted by Katie
these lyrics are last corrected by kinzie

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Meaning to "If I Die Young" (48 meanings)
Brian C 12/18/12,13:15
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In light of the recent events at the elementary school in Connecticut, I'll never be able to listen to this song again without crying. So sorry for all those children who will never get a chance to live out their dreams, and their parents who must go on living without them.
inspire 12/31/13,22:51
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I think of it as a song to inspire us saying hey think of all I have left to do I need to do it now in case I die young. I think it says live life while you have it. I hold this song dear because a girl I briefly knew just died and I connect this song with her because she will never get the chance to live like we will and I feel sorry for her.
choices walkn shoes SUCK 12/07/12,14:07
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awww KIRA what 2 REAL FOR U LIL GIRL but nobody says LIFE is easy i do know that as I have seen almost the other side of glowing light n sometimes we do jack in life but be good n give ourselves n get nothing bt a kick in the head in the bigger PIC of life i relate so much this song npast ofPAIN
bledoutriver memories 12/01/12,17:28
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ya this song was a healing song showing me a beast tht didnt exist till I lethimgoforhurtn me bt he can have the song as it shows me floatn withallthe scarsn blood so the beast got the last of my pain hope it leaves him smiling as i lay dying no thanks to him
friends in lowest places 11/18/12,12:50
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really u cry nicole wow ice cold hearts can cry they sure steal heartsnsouls and boy do they know how to lie thru their teeth n fool the world sorry for losing family ya right n if so why go the xtra mile with the music YOu low Big Liar n keep on rubbing it child INVISIBLE COWARD
Ozzy Crazy 11/13/12,16:56
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Really Lena I thought that was it craking out and robbn people while they worked there azz off for all their treasures n getn off laughn all the way n resting taking the real easy way down or Shall we say OUT like the doors closing Hell down
murdered soulz 11/04/12,14:11
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funny cowards running around pretndn being mom n dad masking the the thevn trailertrash druggys they truely are so aka katie or eddie show your coward azz u invisble sinrz u think gods letting u thru those gates with the x possessions n gems in your n all the evil premeditated n those abusvhandzenuf
not long enough 10/14/12,13:50
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love this song in MEMORY of AMANDA TODD so true people only started to listen after your gone well PRECIOUS ANGEL u r wrapped in GOD ARMS N HIS LOVE FOREVER where nobody can hurt u anymore sweet girl.Your tormented life has left a impact and TOUCHED THE WORLD and left a forever INSPIRING message.RIP
ur thereason 10/10/12,14:07
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cried like a baby after mrhandz did what he did ngot the cd so cephusnbabygirl leepshin u unjoy my pain nall of ME u took all of ME NMEMORIES IN2relationship PROUD KIDS bne home n take uncondition luv of memories nfamily PLAYIT loud u2deamons true country stay outta lokdorz n work 4rthingsurdisgstn
Merg 09/27/12,17:27
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This song is written with the arrogance of youth. My wife died at the age of 32 right in front of me as I tried to save her and I think the song is beautiful but it makes me mad as well. There is nothing good about dying young that would make this song anything but a fantasy.
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