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If I Die Young
by The Band Perry



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 shine down on my mother
She’ll know I’m safe with you when she stands under my colors
Oooh and life ain’t always what you think it ought to be noo
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

I’ll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom
I’m as clean 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 holdin’ my hand
Theres a boy here in town says he’ll love me forever
Who would’ve thought that 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 then maybe then you’ll hear the words I’ve 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
Uh 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 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

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Lyrics submitted by Holly.