Friday, September 10, 2010

If I Die Young

Song of the Day: If I Die Young by The Band Perry

Although it is sad, this song is very beautiful and touching to me. If I ever died young, this is how I would want to go I think. It reminds me of Anne of Green Gables when Anne Shirley pretends to be the Lady of Shalott and floats off down the river. For some reason I've always wanted to do that too.

"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"

(Full lyrics after the video)


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 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, 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 'em 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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