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, I'll shine down on my mother
She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colours
Oh well, 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 loving 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

Ooh, ooh yeah
Oooh woah

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 listening

Oh 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 ballad of a dove
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears,
Keep 'em in your pocket
Save 'em for a time when you're really gonna need 'em, no
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


Lyrics submitted by Abbie96

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