If I Die Young



If I die young, bury me in satinLay me down on a, bed of rosesSink me in the river, at dawnSend me away with the words of a love song
Uh oh, uh oh
Lord make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my motherShe'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors, oh andLife ain't always what you think it ought to be, noAin't even grey, but she buries her baby
The sharp knife of a short life, wellI've had, just enough time
If I die young, bury me in satinLay me down on a, bed of rosesSink me in the river, at dawnSend me away with the words of a love song
The sharp knife of a short life, wellI've had, just enough time
And I'll be wearing white, when I come into your kingdomI'm as green as the ring on my little, cold finger, I'veNever known the lovin'of a manBut it sure felt nice when he was holin' my hand there's a boy here in town he says he'll love me foreverWho would have thought forever could be severed byThe sharp knife of a short life, well,I've had, just enough time
So put on your best boys and I'll wear my pearlsWhat I never did is done
A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll sell them for a dollarThey're worth so much more after I'm a gonerAnd 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 satinLay me down on a, bed of rosesSink me in the river, at dawnSend me away with the words of a love song
Uh oh (uh, oh)The ballad of a dove (uh, oh)Go with peace and loveGather up your tears, keep 'em in your pocketSave them for a time when you're really gonna need 'em, ohThe sharp knife of a short life, wellI've had just enough time
So put on your best boys, and I'll wear my pearls