Monday, June 28, 2010

Lyrics: 'If I Die Young' by The Band Perry

I was listening to The Highway earlier today while I was doing some geneology research (not really having any luck on that front btw!) and this song came on by The Band Perry. I've never heard of the group or the song. I guess they are another new group of kids trying to modernize country music?! I honestly kind of liked the song. The topic and lyrics are kind of morbid but I liked the sound of the song and some of the lyrics too....So I thought I would share the lyrics. I'm a little curious to know if they have other singles out or if this was their first. I'd like to get the feel of their music to see if I would like it. I don't really like buying cd's if I will only like 1 or 2 songs from the entire album. I think its a big waste. If you get the chance to hear it, let me know what you think.

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



With Love,
Andrea

2 comments:

Ginger said...

They sing that song Hip to My Heart that is pretty good. I'm also downloading a song by them called All Your Life... will let ya know if it's good or not! :)

Real Life Reslers said...

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