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If I Die Young

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The Band Perry concert is just over a week away.  I’m really excited for the whole concert.  Whenever I think about it, in my mind, I see a bunch of cell phones and lighters going up when they do “If I Die Young”.  That song has the most powerful lyrics and it’s just so pretty.  It touched nearly everyone when it was released.

It means different things to me. I think basically it means live your life to the fullest no matter how much time you have. It also reminds me of my late husband because he died at such a young age.

What does that song mean to you?  I’d really like to know.  I posted the lyrics below.

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

The Band Perry Live in Billings: Sunday July 22nd, 7pm at the Rimrock Auto Arena, 308 6th Avenue North, Billings. Tickets $31 – 38.50;Purchase online, the MetraPark box office, Rimrock Mall ticket kiosk, and Cellular Plus ticket outlets.

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