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The Band Perry – If I Die Young

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Sometimes we bump into variety and interesting things during aimless , happy, random travels and journeys. Yesterday while I was browsing youtube videos randomly from George Clooney’s “The Descendants” movie trailers to U.G.Krishnamurti’s lectures to Vikram Hazra’s songs to Gayatri Vantillu….suddenly I stopped at this video ” The Band Perry – If I Die Young”….suddenly…I thought this Girl is really crazy….thought this Angrez log write, sing and dance for every damn stuff…however after watching the video completely and upon researching some more time on the concept…I too fell in love with this song…..

My ideal or dream concept of  life and death maps to Alexander Pope’s “Ode on Solitude” which ends with these beautiful words…. “Thus let me live, unseen, unknown; Thus unlamented let me dye; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lye”. However, this song of ” If I Die Young” by Band Perry is completely different from Pope’s concept…..in this the girl wants to be sent to heaven with love from all her dear ones…here is the song….

Song Details: The Band Perry – If I Die Young

If I die young, bury me in satin

Lay me down in 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, 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, oh 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 loving of a man

But it sure felt nice when he was holdin’ my hand

there’s a boy here in town says that he’ll love me forever

Who would have thought forever could be severed by,

The sharp knife of a short life oh 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 em’ for a dollar

They’re worth so much more after I’m a goner

and maybe then you’ll hear the words I’ve been singing

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 (uh, oh)

The ballad of a dove (uh, oh)

Go with peace and love

Gather up your tears, keep ’em in your pocket

Save them for a time when you’re really gonna need ’em, oh

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well

I’ve had just enough time

So put on your best boys and I’ll wear my pearls

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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