WATCH: Tanya Tucker Says Her New Song About Death “Bring My Flowers Now” Took 40 Years to Finish

In this Aug. 20, 2019, photo, Tanya Tucker sits for a portrait session in Nashville, Tenn., to promote her new album, “While I’m Livin’, ” out on Friday, (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tanya Tucker’s new song, “Bring My Flowers Now,” reminds us to make the most of the important things in life before we’re gone.

“Bring my flowers now, while I’m living / I won’t need your love when I’m gone / Don’t spend time, tears, or money / On my old breathless body / If your heart is in them flowers, bring ’em on,” Tucker sings in the chorus.

The verses include many memorable lines, such as, “There’s always sunrise and rainbows and babies / And the little things I cherish on my way,” “The days are long, but the years are lightning / They’re bright and they will never strike again,” and “So don’t wait to help your sister / Forgive your brother and your neighbor / We all think we’ve got the time until we don’t.”

Accompanied only by a piano, Tucker’s vocal talents feature prominently in the song.

Tucker had her first hit song, “Delta Dawn,” when she was only 13. Now 60, her new album reflects a seasoned traveler.

“Bring My Flowers Now” is Tucker’s last song on her new album, While I’m Livin, produced by Shooter Jennings and Brandi Carlile and released by Fantasy Records on Aug. 23.

Tucker fans have waited a long time for new music. Her previous album of new material, Tanya, was in 2002, 17 years ago.

In an interview with Billboard, Tucker explained that the idea for the album came from Carlile and twin brother songwriters Tim and Phil Hanseroth. All big Tucker fans, they carefully studied her life and works to write six of the album’s 10 songs.

For “Bring My Flowers Now,” Tucker says she wrote the chorus 40 years ago but didn’t have any verses to go with it. On the last day of recording, Carlile suggested they finish the song. Carlile, a three-time Grammy winner, helped Tucker flesh out the verses and they recorded it the same day.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Napp Nazworth