Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Centus: If I Die Young

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

This is the first verse of a song by The Band Perry. It was released as their second single in June 2010. It is about making the most of whatever time you're given: whether it is two years, twenty years or two hundred years. It describes the writer as being content with the life she has lived and if she were to die young, she would have no regrets. She is not afraid of death as she knows she has lived a good life.

If you haven't heard this song yet, you can play it here.

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cj Schlottman said...

Wonderful words and strong self-confidence. This is an unbeatable combination, and it is lovingly written

Great Centus.


Dazee Dreamer said...

great job.

Nonna Beach said...

Songs often do say it best and stay with us the longest...thanks for sharing this !

moondustwriter said...

I love the song it is sad yet beautiful
thanks Becky

Jo said...

i think the best you can do in life is to make the most of the moments you are given ... the song is a beautiful reminder

Sue said...

It's a good lyric, for sure.


Bethe77 said...

Ive not heard of this song. I must check it out. I think this is a great write and being happy on how you live life no matter what the age and time that you are called home to be with the Father!

Bethe77 said...

WOW! Im sorry I missed the link Im listening right now. It is a great song. Very beautiful!
Thank you!

Judie said...

What a perfect song for this week's Centus!! How clever of you!!

Lisa said...

I listened to the whole thing - hadn't heard it before. It is indeed sad and beautiful. Thanks so much for introducing me to it!
I love the name of your blog BTW, and thanks so much for commenting on mind. Glad to have found you :-)

cj Schlottman said...

If my first comment sounded a little generic, it was because I just got around to listening to the song! Sometimes I get in such a hurry, I pass myself in the road. I love the song and bought it straightaway.


Madge said...

I love that song, I almost posted a piece of it myself. I sang it all weekend after writing my post.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I hadn't heard that song before. Beautiful. Love the words you posted. laurie said...

This song has been going through my head since Saturday. Thanks for this post. It's enlightening to look at the words and the song is so pretty.

Jean said...

I love that song. Thanks for sharing it here.

Jenny said...

One of my favorite songs...ever...

AND was what was playing on my ipod when I wrote the prompt!

You caught me out, girl! ha!

And Becky, thanks for the heads up on the broken links. I love that you let me know. I really, really appreciate it tremendously.


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