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“And When I Die” – performed by Blood, Sweat & Tears


“And When I Die” – performed by Blood, Sweat & Tears

I’m not scared of dying
And I don’t really care
If it’ s peace you find in dying,
Well then, let the time be near

If it’s peace you find in dying
Well then dying time is near
Just bundle up my coffin
‘Cause it’s
Cold way down there
I hear that it’s
Cold way down there, yeah
Crazy cold, way down there

And when I die, and when I’m gone
There’ll be, one child born
In this world
To carry on, to carry on

Now troubles are many
There as
Deep as a well
I can swear there ain’t no Heaven
But I pray there ain’t no hell
Swear there ain’t no Heaven
And I’ll pray there ain’t no hell
But I’ll never know by livin’
Only my dyin’ will tell, yes only my
Dyin’ will tell, oh yeah
Only my dyin’ will tell

And when I die, and when I’m gone
There’ll be, one child born, in this world
To carry on, to carry on
Yeah yeah

Give me my freedom
For as long as I be
All I ask of livin’
Is to have no chains on me
All I ask of livin’
Is to have no chains on me
And all I ask of dyin’ is to
Go naturally, only wanna
Go naturally
Here I go!
Hey hey
Here come the devil
Right behind
Look out children, here he come
Here he come, hey

Don’t wanna go by the devil
Don’t wanna go by the demon
Don’t wanna go by satan
Don’t wanna die uneasy
Just let me go
Naturally

And when I die, and when I’m dead
Dead and gone
There’ll be
One child born, in our world
To carry on, to carry on

The song “And When I Die” was written by Laura Nyro and it was performed by Blood, Sweat & Tears. This piece is really special because it has a unique meaning behind those lyrics. Just like funeral poems, this song would be appropriate for a funeral service because it talks about a person’s readiness to depart in this world. This feeling of peace with death is special because there are a lot of people who think that death just puts a stop on someone’s hopes and dreams. But when a person is ready, death can actually mean freedom.

The description of the song lyrics is basically a parent preparing to leave his or her legacy to his children. Parents always expect their child to carry on no matter what happens. The wordings also denote, “if it’s peace you find in dying, well then, let the time be near” and this line signifies that even if death can hurt people, the departure actually means beginning of another journey in peace and in freedom. If you want to choose a song for a funeral of a parent, you may consider this one.

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