The images of the song hint at a significant message. In the line ‘Lord
make me a rainbow’, she talks about looking down on her mother from
heaven as she is buried. She is asking Lord to turn her into a rainbow
so her mother can feel and be comforted in knowing that her daughter is
safe with God. A rainbow symbolizes the image of hope and peace. Life is
like a rainbow, you need the present of sun and rain in order to make
the color appear. Likewise, everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain,
but we can't have a rainbow without a little rain. This creates
positive vibes in the message. On the other hand, the phrase ‘Sharp
knife of a short life’ refers to how painful it in knowing that
somebody’s life was cut short by tragedy. A knife is used to represent
the signs of danger and pain. Even though it is used to be a negative
image, yet it plays an important role in this song. A knife, as a
reminder to people that death could happen at any moment. It could be a
shock or unacceptable thing for those dearest. Messaging that life is
hard, people should be grateful.
Besides, the theme of the song demonstrates the message of the song.
The chorus ‘and I’ll be wearing white’ is her speaking to God which
shows she believes in God. She says she’ll be wearing white, the color
of purity, and because she is ‘green’ which is refers to ‘inexperienced’
shows a symbol of purity. Religion and faith is a clear theme in the
message. In addition, here’s quite a bit different that the ‘what if?’
rumination set up by various parts of the song. The song offers neither
hope nor resolution, but about how life is short. People should learn
from experiences and accept the fact in life.
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