Christina Perri: A Thousand Years Meaning
Song Released: 2011
A Thousand Years Lyrics
Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I'm afraid
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt
Suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer
I have died...
anonymous Jan 23rd, 2012 1:27pm report
This song is about waiting for the one. You've waited your entire life and you finally found them. But that person is scared. Scared of falling, letting their walls down. Afraid of being hurt. And you just want to reassure them that you've waited so patiently for them and you would never do anything to hurt them. And you'll continue to be patient with them and you'd never do anything to hurt them.all you want to do is love them.
anonymous Dec 4th, 2011 12:56am report
it's about waiting for someone who will be the one for you... who will love you just the way you are... who will just look you in they eye... who will always gets you...
waiting for that person... it is worth it... when that moments comes when you met the right person... the wait worth a thousand years... and you will love that person a thousand more years.
it doesn't matter if that person i already the one you know or any person who will come in your life.
i just love this song. it's beautiful. very suitable for wedding songs.
anonymous Mar 13th, 2012 3:10am report
This is a love song from God to you.
anonymous Sep 14th, 9:07am report
I really love this song,It really influences me...I think this song is about a girl who has been in love with a boy,but she hadn't had enough courage to talk to him about her feeling,but know she can't stop loving him,she wants to give a chance,she wants to tell him her beautifull emotions,that's why she said"I've died every day waiting for you"...or"one step closer"..or "doubts go away".....now she really wants to be with him,and she is really sure about herself,her feeling and also himself,she is sure that she is always in love with him,It's why she decide to go one step closer....that's the most beautifull feeling of world:waiting thousands years for someone who is everything to you....
anonymous Aug 3rd, 8:53am report
Well my meaning of this is when my dad got cancer and passed away.
Although I doubt this is what the song was intended to mean... to me it interprets the struggle my daughter went through in her first few months of life. She was a micro preemie who was very sick and spent a long time in a NICU. Every word of this song strikes a cord with me personally because the lyrics are so bang on to what you feel when you go through something like this. Your afraid to love because you may be hurt and lose them, every day is a struggle waiting for them to finally come home, watching her 'stand alone' represents being in the incubator and being helpless and you just love them.. and always will even if they are not with you in the end 'love you for a thousand years'. And of course 'One step closer' is the daily inspiration till the day till they do come home.
anonymous Jun 18th, 6:41pm report
A pregnant woman should sing this song to her baby, every word matches perfectly!
anonymous Dec 6th, 2013 12:18am report
First of all, Christina Perri wrote this song for the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1. It actually IS about Bella and Edward, it's about their wedding. When Bella walks down the aisle, her heart beats fast and that she's always known that Edward is the one and only for her. 'I have died everyday ....' Is when Edward watches Bella getting closer to him, which feels like a thousand years, he's waited so long for her, he literally 'died' for her and he'll love her for a thousand years, forever. It also is about Edward being afraid to hurt Bella and Bella not letting him go away again, that he'll always be hers. No matter how you guys interprete this song, it is always amazing <3
anonymous Nov 11th, 2013 11:26am report
my interpretation of this song means of finding the one you're going t b with but sometimes it doesn't work out like that even a little texas song called what might've been tells about a relationship that didnt last and entered different relationship but they couldn't g back t what was before even though ive never been in love
anonymous Nov 10th, 2013 11:23pm report
Love this song I have waited a thousand years for you. I've finally found you and I can't let you go.
anonymous Nov 10th, 2013 11:09pm report
It could be the love of a boy from a girl that she has loved him for a very long time but never had the courage to confront him because she wasn't sure if he would feel the same way. The second verse could be the now couple having the child and the girl with never let her offspring be taken away or harmed.
anonymous Mar 10th, 2013 3:59pm report
I think this song is about a girl who is so in love with this guy and he doesn't love her back. She is saying that she will always love him and she will wait as long as she has to for him to finally love her back. My boyfriend who I was so in love with broke up with me a week ago and he loved me too but he lost that feeling apparently. I still love him and I always will love him. And I can connect with this song so well because I will wait as long as it takes for him to love me again :)
anonymous Mar 1st, 2013 3:46pm report
I belive this song is about the love of a mother to her son or daughter.
anonymous Nov 23rd, 2012 11:02pm report
Definitely suits Bella and Edward. Best song ever for them and also best movie series ever. Love the song and them for a thousand years and a thousand more.<3
anonymous Nov 10th, 2012 11:07pm report
This song means that you finally meet someone who you connect with. You share the same interests, you trust that person with your life. They don't see your relationship as you do and they just continue going on with their everyday life. You desperately want and feel the need to tell tem how you feel because will never forget this person and your biggest fear is them not recognizing you in a thousand years. This song is about how you are in love with someone and you are always going to be in love with them and you don't know how to handle the situation. This song is about putting yourself out there only to realize that love is a two way street and you feel like a failure once you realize they don't love you back. The other person might find you to be speacial although, they will never love you, when you have been trying to find this person for a thousand years. This song is about how you have made it this far in the game of love and find the one, but they don't nessisarily see you at first.
anonymous Sep 29th, 2012 9:00am report
Where the impact of the song hits the hardest is the part, "watching you stand alone" because feeling alone and being alone are two completely different things. The one who goes it alone is much more admirable than the one who doesn't yet feels as though they do.
For this to be from a female perspective is different, I think, because it nearly implies courage, strength, and rescue when these are usual "male" "qualities." For her to truly feel this way is paramount because her waiting has everything to do with constraints and his does not. An unbalanced appraoch to love which will, eventually, create a chemical imbalance in the brain.
I felt that way before. And I still feel.that and hoping that he does not "stand alone" though I do not have to be brave to conquer all to be there for him, I can only hope that someone is.
Those are rare earth elements that only fall into us once in a lifetime, and it is from these few blazing trials
that we can learn much more than we ever could have expected about something much bigger than ourselves. An urge to sacrifice, but for unity and not because you are expected to.
The thousand years commemorates this feeling because it feels so unique...which it is! Not in a thousand years or more could you ever know what knowing someone without knowing them means!
anonymous Sep 29th, 2012 9:29am report
It's about a girl liking a boy, and she isn't sure if he likes her back. She suddenly realizes that she loves him, and has loved him all along. Every time that boy flirts or says something sweet to her, it is the part of the lyrics when Christina Perri sings one step closer. The girl hopes that he loves her as much as she loves him, but she needs to be brave and tell him
anonymous Aug 29th, 2012 8:42pm report
Loving someone so deep and she cant move on. Her love for him too strong and it hurt her much more than him. She always be the one to blamed for all the messy things happened. she dont care as long it will make the person she loves happy and satisfied.
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