Give Me the Flowers While I'm Living

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Terry Allen

Terry Allen (born May 7, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas) is a country music singer in the outlaw country/Texas Country genre, painter, and conceptual artist from Lubbock, Texas, and living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. more »

In this world today
 Where we're living 
Some folks say
The worst of us they can
But when we are dead
And in our caskets 
They always slip some lilies 
In our hands 
Will you give me my flowers  While I'm livin 
And let me enjoy them
 While I can
Don't wait til I'm ready 
To be buried 
And then slip some lilies 
In my hand
In this world is
 Where we need our flowers 
And a kind word to help us
Get along 
So if you can't give me flowers  While I'm livin 
Then please don't throw them
When I'm gone


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