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Thrill your day with this amazing song from Kimberly Perry titled “If I Die Young“.

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If I Die Young” is a song written by Kimberly Perry, and recorded by American country music trio The Band Perry. It was released on June 8, 2010 as the second single from the group’s self-titled debut album, which was released on October 12, 2010.

If I Die Young” is a mid-tempo tune accompanied by acoustic guitar, banjo, accordion, mandolin, fiddle, electric bass, and drums. It is in the key of E Major. The song is about the sadness of dying young (“The sharp knife of a short life”) as the narrator describes how she never really got to experience love and worrying about how her loved ones will miss her and deal with the loss. She recognizes that once someone passes away, others seem to pay more attention to that person’s life: “And maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singin’ / Funny when you’re dead how people start listenin’.” She states that if she dies young, then her family left behind should “save their tears” for a time when “they’re really gonna need them.” She states that she has had a well-lived life in the line “Well, I’ve had just enough time.”

The Band Perry received at least one letter in response to the song. In its envelope, the members also found a necklace with a ring on it. The letter’s author was a young girl who had recently lost her best friend to cancer. Mourning her friend’s death, the girl was contemplating suicide. Driving from work one day, she heard “If I Die Young” on the radio. Hearing “so much life in the song”, the girl changed her mind. In her letter to The Band Perry, she wrote about the necklace: “I’m sending this to you, because it’s the most important thing I own. This song literally saved my life.”

If I Die Young” debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 29, 2010. It also debuted at number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of July 24, 2010. In October 2010, it became the group’s first top 10 single on the Hot Country Songs chart as well as their first top 20 on the Hot 100 chart. The song became their first number one hit on the Hot Country Songs chart for the week of December 11, 2010.

In early 2011, the song was remixed by Matt Ward and Dean Gillard for pop radio. The remix debuted at number 36 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Songs chart and number 29 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for the week of June 11, 2011. With the remix impacting pop radio, the song re-entered the Hot 100 chart at number 46 for the week of June 25, 2011. It has since reached a new peak of number 14.

In May 2011, the song sold over 2 million copies, the eleventh country music song to do so, and only the fourth time that a band reached this plateau, following Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band and Rascal Flatts. At the time, “If I Die Young” song was the highest-selling single to miss the top ten, and as of August 24, 2015, “If I Die Young” surpassed 5 million downloads.

In July 2011, the song reached the top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its thirty-fifth chart week, making it the slowest climb into the top 15. It broke the slowest climb record that was previously held by Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats”, and Taylor Swift’s “Teardrops on My Guitar”. Both songs took thirty-three weeks to reach the top 15. The song spent 53 weeks on Billboard Hot 100 chart and is their best-selling single to date. It is also the only song with 53 or more weeks that ended its chart run in 2011.

The music video, which was directed by David McClister, premiered on CMT on May 27, 2010. In the video, the band is shown setting Kimberly Perry in a canoe before pushing it off into the river. Perry is holding a book containing poems by Tennyson, including The Lady of Shalott, which the book is opened to at the end of the music video. The video echoes a scene in Anne of Green Gables in which Anne attempts to appear as the Lady of the poem. Kimberly’s mother and her love interest (played by Kyle Kupecky) are shown plucking flower petals and visibly depressed that she has left them. Eventually, her canoe begins to take on water, she sits up. Once this occurs her brothers come back for her. When she gets back to her house, her mother and love interest embrace her. The video was filmed on location at Two Rivers Mansion outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Throughout the video, the band is also shown performing with their instruments inside of the house. – Wikipedia

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Some Quotable Lyrics

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in a 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, oh well
I’ve had just enough time
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