Saturday, November 6

if i die young...

 lyrics 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
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 boots 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 gonner
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 boots and i’ll wear my pearls


i've been obsessed with this song ever since i heard it.
beautiful!

xoxo, jamie

7 comments:

Leah said...

Great song! And you reminded me of a song that I want to post the lyrics of soon too.

love, sam & chas said...

thanks for the comment love! i have a feeling this is the beginning of a great follower friendship :)

Heidi said...

I just heard this for the first time yesterday, and I was stunned. It was so amazing! I'm glad you agree :) love you! And love you're blog. I need to comment more because i read it ALL the time!

Kaleena J. said...

your obsession has now turned into my obsession! Thanks for sharing this song, i've never heard of it!

J.Cee said...

lovely song indeed.

btd. said...

Amazing song. Love the picture at the end. It went great with the song. :)

Portraying Taylor Ashley said...

Oh my gosh no way !! i am totally listening to this song right now!! its been stuck in my head all day !! crazy .. freakin love it though !