“Oh Very Young” – performed by Cat Stevens

“Oh Very Young” – performed by Cat Stevens

Oh very young, what will you leave us this timeCat Stevens
You’re only dancin’ on this earth for a short while
And though your dreams may toss and turn you now
They will vanish away like your dads best jeans
Denim blue, faded up to the sky
And though you want them to last forever
You know they never will
(you know they never will)
And the patches make the goodbye harder still.

Oh very young what will you leave us this time
There’ll never be a better chance to change your mind
And if you want this world to see a better day
Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride the great white bird into heaven
And though you want to last forever
You know you never will
(you know you never will)
And the goodbye makes the journey harder still.

Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride, oh, oooh

Oh very young, what will you leave us this time
You’re only dancin’ on this earth for a short while
Oh very young, what will you leave us this time

“Oh Very Young” was a song written by Yusuf Islam and was performed by Cat Stevens. The lyrics of this song have a very deep meaning. Although the title says something about being young, it actually is a metaphorical interpretation of the life of a person.

This song talks about how short life can be and how people should spend their time here on earth wisely. The wise words and lines in this song can definitely be used in conjunction with funeral quotes and sayings.

The piece actually tells the listeners on the importance of leaving a legacy while you are still alive. This means you need to live your life to the fullest without harming other people. Just like the line that says, “Will you carry the words of love with you”, which only shows that people need to spread joy and love to every person that they interact with in their lives in order to affect them positively and leave a lasting legacy.

Even though you have tried so hard to have a good reputation when you are still alive, there will still come a time that people will forget about you in the future. But this shouldn’t matter as long as you know in your heart that you have brought love to the earth and to the heavens with the deeds that you have done when you were still on earth.

Other funeral songs that are appropriate for this situation can be found at www.songmeanings.net.

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