Give Me Flowers (While I'm Living)

from by Martin Van Ruin



in this world while we're living
some people say the worst of us they can
but when we're dead and in our caskets
they'll always some lillies in our hand.
won't you give me my flowers while i'm living
and let me enjoy them while i can?
please don't wait 'till i'm ready to be bured
and then slip some lillies in my hand.


from Every Man a King, released January 6, 2014
A traditional song


tags: rock Chicago


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Every Man a King is the full-length debut of Martin Van Ruin. The new project from some familiar Chicago faces (members of Derek Nelson & The Musicians, Jenny Dragon, Planetsexploder), Every Man a King was written over a year and recorded and engineered by Neil Strauch (Bonnie Prince Billy, Iron and Wine). ... more

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