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The Band Perry, ‘If I Die Young’ – Story Behind the Lyrics

The Boot talks to Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry about their latest hit, ‘If I Die Young,’ which she wrote for their upcoming debut album, in stores October 5.

‘If I Die Young’ is actually the first song that we had penned for the album. It defines an early chapter of our music career. We penned it on a cloudy day in East Tennessee, which is where we live and do all of our best thinking. We wanted to write a song about making the most of whatever time you’re given — whether it’s two years, twenty years or two hundred.

We really have gotten to live and love at our young ages. ‘If I Die Young,’ for us, is about if it all ends at this moment, look at what we’ve gotten to do. Whatever time we’re given will be absolutely enough as long as we make the most of it.

It’s been really cool on all of our Facebook pages. We’ve had people writing in and telling us about what this song means to them. People are finding a lot of life through this song. That’s the spirit that we wrote it out of. That makes us so excited.

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