Alaina, Lauren - If I Die Young Lyrics

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 colors, oh and
Life ain't always what you think it ought to be, no
Ain't even gray, 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 boys 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 goner
And maybe then you'll hear the words I've been singin'
Funny when your 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
The ballad of a dove (uh, oh)
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears and keep 'em in your pocket
Save them for a time when your really gonna need them, oh
The sharp knife of a short life
Well, I've had just enough time

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

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Alaina, Lauren If I Die Young Comments
  1. ClaresLife

    I love the way she says "lay" in the beginning

  2. 7474jd

    Love the nightcore version better than The Band Perry's and I kept hearing all these growl type notes and realized it wasn't from the original. Really like the way she pushes or "projects" or whatever it's called with certain words.

  3. robby anding

    Lauren should have won American Idol

    dr 92

    Scotty was a worthy winner just a case of neither really losing

  4. Tenvvely127 /Nina Park Min

    i hate that l like this one better

  5. jm t

    I love your powerful voice

  6. Jacob Scott Evans

    Good song love it

  7. Katrina Gingerich

    Her voice is perfect for this song.

  8. Viv

    Holy mother: this is the BEST cover ever, and needs SO many more views!!!

  9. Adam Rhein

    this song is so powerful

  10. Galactic Harmony

    Better than original


    totally *u*

  11. Brittany Pitts

    I love the way she sings

  12. Danielle Nicholas

    she sounds better than the band perry

  13. Savannah Gonzalez

    better than the original💗

  14. Alisa Peterson

    way better than the band Perry

  15. Ann Adams

    Love that song

  16. Demetri Lewis

    Lol you guys idiots. It's called a cover not stealing😂😂

  17. Todd Grimes

    That key change tho

  18. Katrina Fisher

    Love the ending

  19. Alaina D.

    My name is Alaina Lauren (Middle name is Lauren.) So, on ig when they mess up her name for me tho. <3
    30 more ig followers bbe's

  20. Cristina Morariu

    this is so much better than the original!

    Dorin Sauchea


  21. Zah Rar

    the ending is amazing

  22. John M

    oh hell no ....

  23. Darren Brink

    Wow you knew her?

  24. BlueEyedCubTN

    Lauren, I sat so many times when you sang at Magoo's in East Ridge. I told you one day when you were depressed to smile anyway. You were going to be a huge star one day, and girls everywhere were going to want to be you. I wish I could see you one more time, to say "I told you so."

  25. Breanna Akers

    u sound like miley cryus when u sing and i am a big fan of miley and u #1

  26. majestic Reynolds

    i just meet her today!! she gave me a nice big hug for her little fan btw that was in flordia so go on a plane and meet her!! well if you love alot.....

  27. Kathleen Nikka

    iloveu Lauren :)

  28. Maki Simon

    i love the was awesome.

  29. Justine Fray

    No, Lauren's been signed to 19.

  30. Justine Fray

    Lauren's and The Band Perry's veirsons of this are both awesome. <3

  31. DeadofLife

    This version is much better, I think *O*

  32. james Angulo

    my only question is what killed the girl?

  33. ZoidStudios

    american so shit wow

  34. Nes suno

    You're awesome

  35. kayla poff

    Lauren Alaina definitely sounds better :D

    Adam Rhein

    kayla poff the banx perry had their version... respect that this is a parody

  36. Glenis Thomas


  37. AvatarBeau

    Is it bad that I'm a guy and I can't help but sing along to this?

  38. Kiara Tucker

    she is the only person that actually did this song some justice! love this!(:

  39. Chase

    WHO The HELL dislikes this

  40. sdiienno1

    thumbs up if you think she's gorgeous!! :)

  41. Mileena Jackson

    luvvv this version <3

  42. Steven Cuttic

    I didn't like this version at first but as the song went on I started to like it more and now I like it more than the original. The Band Perry's version is great, don't get me wrong, but I think Lauren took the song and put a new twist on it and made it even better!

  43. Vee Beth Herrera

    she is the ONLY Country artist I like, she is so raw and I hope she does not get like Carrie Underwood; all made up, skinny, fake and too packaged. Lauren is a class act, real deal and the best talent now. Congrats to her for success, she’s worked for many years since she was like 3

  44. Jay Sarenpa

    Michael henry adn justin's version is WAY BETTER!!!

  45. Dave2100

    I do like her version, but The Band Perry's version is still better in my opinion - Lauren's just sounds a little too harsh or high in parts. Band Perry's was just softer and easier to listen to I'd say

  46. TwistedSister09

    Original is better

  47. 1Freefighter

    damn, thats what i call a powerful voice....

  48. elizabeth nicole


  49. Alexis Fayye

    Love this version!!!

  50. TaylorSwiftLyricVideos

    me too!

  51. minimandy7

    Sorry but no. I like Lauren Alaina but this cover doesn't do anything for me. It just sounds too upbeat and her voice doesn't really match the mood in my opinion.

  52. dessie zaremski

    whoa beautiful voice

  53. heyalliexo

    It's a cover. Almost all artists on AI do covers of songs. It's not stolen.

  54. Marco Bodt

    Firstly, she wouldn't have stolen the song. Last I checked, you needed permission from the original artists to reproduce the song, since it's been copyrighted.
    She hasn't stolen the song.
    She has permission to do a full cover of this song.

  55. elizabeth nicole

    *LIKE i meant

  56. elizabeth nicole


  57. Kathleen Woodruff

    SHE IS A THEAF!!!!
    She stole that song from the band perry!!

  58. Kathleen Woodruff

    Lauren Aliania stop stelling these songs just becuase you sang these songs on American idol does not mean you can stell these song!

  59. heyalliexo

    Whoah. She starts off so strong.... GOOSEBUMPS.

  60. IDontMissUAtAll

    Good lord that scared me when that came on...

  61. estarielevenstar

    I like her singing this song better than the band perry...

  62. S.Mahrou Noor

    Why r u jealouse??? :P

  63. S.Mahrou Noor


  64. Taitlyn Murakami

    I Like This Better Than The Band Perry's. <3

  65. veronica dotson

    true that!!!

  66. IIIPackyIII

    If you think this girl sounds like Miley Cyrus, you're fucking retarded. For one, she's actually talented. She appreciates her fans. She's worth something. She earned this.

  67. Michelle Downing


  68. britbrat minaj

    Love Miss Alaina her voice is so pure and beautiful

  69. hanna nagy

    50 likes, and i promise i wil record myself singing this song and put it on here((:

  70. milly sinfield

    i'm soooo jealous !


    Here's an idea.......join the band perry Lauren :), they'll be 2x as popular!

  72. Alex Lewis

    Sad song..

  73. Taylor Raen

    I cried when she lost.

  74. Lexy miller

    she is sooo pretty! thumbs up if u voted for her.

  75. justinchester0018

    I prefer The Band Perry's song than this. I love Lauren

  76. justinchester0018

    Lauren Alaina, runner up American Idol Season 10.

  77. Kristina Jovanovic


  78. blooberflat22

    damn she can sing, who is she exactly??

  79. Sardonyx.Tonight

    I don't think anyone would wanna be miley cyrus

  80. wpaulvandyk

    she is better then Miley Cyrus she should have won, when she did Candle in the wind it was the best cover of the song ever and almost best cover of a song ever. I still think she is the best contestant ever to appear on a talent show.

  81. sprouselover88

    how is she a miley cyrus wannabe just because she sounds kinda similar? she cant help what her voice sounds like.

  82. write4yourlife now

    Gawwwwd. This song the way she sings it... breathtakingly GORGEOUS.

  83. Raylin Stephens

    agreed, sounds like a miley cyrus wannabe..

  84. Raylin Stephens

    she is nothing compared to Haley Reinhart.... idk how she made it to the final two...

  85. Penny mitton

    no the do beautiful together scotty and lauren!

  86. FacelessFoxMask

    Better than Scotty

  87. leahand starr

    i love this song

    Adam Rhein

    leahand starr she is an angel

  88. Austin Poyer

    sounds like miley cyrus?

  89. Kjini

    That's because the music business today sucks. You can't compare talent to that, that's a completely different thing. And I do understand what I'm talking about, the question is: do you?

  90. TrillishTroll

    Actually it is... Compare people in the music world, how many of them use a synthesizer? Please understand what you are talking about before you talk about it...

  91. Kjini

    That's the thing... In the music world: It isn't.

  92. TrillishTroll

    Unique is a relative term... A beautiful voice is a hard thing to come by.

  93. TheMerbear96

    You mad?

  94. JulieBriandxoxo

    Yeah, that's what she was saying.. Lauren beat Haley...Scotty won..

  95. JulieBriandxoxo


  96. Vee Beth Herrera

    beautiful song too, in America we dont' talk about death--and this song address it wit a dignity and a beauty (if you will). Lauren sings it great!

    Lauren reads these messages, so let's all say 'LOVE YOU LAUREN, AMERIACAS SWEETHEART"

  97. Vee Beth Herrera

    i think her voice is very uniqe

  98. JulieBriandxoxo

    That was Scotty. He won American Idol over her.

  99. OutOfHerMind

    My point exactly. ^_^