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Christina Perri: A Thousand Years Meaning

Song Released: 2011

Covered By: Jasmine Thompson

A Thousand Years Lyrics

Verse 1)
Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I'm afraid
To fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt
Suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

I have died...


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    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.


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    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.


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    Mar 13th, 2012 3:10am report

    This is a love song from God to you.


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    Sep 6th, 9:18pm report

    I at first thought it was about a boyfriend/husband who was in the army or something and left, and never came back when he was gonna. So she waits everyday for him to arrive, hoping, but the hope starts to faid ( but I like the other reasons more)


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    Aug 25th, 8:35am report

    It's about how you have been waiting for the one and only person in you're life but they are scared of being hurt they are scared to fall to fast and it's worth waiting a thousand years and you would love them for a thousand years more


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    Aug 7th, 8:32am report

    This is the perfect wedding song. Most weddings include the line until death do us part. Since it's very difficult to kill a vampire, hopefully they will live forever. My soul mate died tragically and way too young. I look forward to be reunited with him in the next circle/phase of life. Songs meaning to me.


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    Jul 24th, 7:30pm report

    For Twilight fan Christina Perri, landing a track on the soundtrack for Breaking Dawn was a dream come true. She told MTV News how she penned the song after attending an early screening of the movie. Said Perri: "I tried not to get hyped out, because it's one of my favorite movies, one of my favorite books, one of my favorite soundtracks, and that could potentially freak out the little songwriter in me.
    So I tried to put that aside and take it one step at a time, went to see the movie and cried like a baby, because it's so good, and I felt so lucky to be there. And then went home and wrote a love song to Edward and Bella... and to have it be chosen, I'm unbelievably honored."

    from songfacts


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    Jul 24th, 7:43am report

    I think this song means true love waits.You have been patiently waiting for 'the one' your entire life,now that you found them you will love them even more and wont let them go.


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    Jul 21st, 7:56pm report

    This is a song about someone who has loved and lost their love/soulmate by a twist of fate
    And she will wait a thousand years for him to come back to her


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    May 27th, 5:33pm report

    I think this song has a very deep meaning. Like some of the other comments, I believe this song has something to do with 'Always loving that person' even before you've met them. Because you've told yourself that when you do meet your true love, you know you won't hurt them because you'll love them so much and the thought of letting them go after waiting for that person for so long is heart breaking! And you'll love them for a thousand more years!!

    - Anonymous ;)


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    Apr 24th, 4:08am report

    Means waiting and mysterious my or mystically found that 1 and willing to do everything for it!!!


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    Apr 24th, 4:23am report

    An official lyric video of the song was premiered on October 17, 2011 via Perri's official Facebook and Twitter pages as well as her official website. On October 26, 2011, she released an official video for the song on her YouTube channel. The video begins with Perri holding a candle. It features a few clips from the movie interspersed between scenes with Perri singing in a room with a floor full of candles. The video may include the voices from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson saying they love each other while in a wedding and also they can be heard in the background before the bridge. She ends the video singing into a sunset.

    (Wikipedia - give them the credit)



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    Apr 23rd, 4:21am report

    This song is about rejection you love someone but you are scared they don't love you back. And not to be scared because they have loved you for a thousand years


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    Feb 16th, 2017 2:01pm report

    Recently my girlfriend and I broke up, I heard her singing this song once an it made me think about the part I have died everyday waiting for you, this reminded me that I waited but she did not come around. I have waited for a long time for this person that I love and I will continue to. Anyway that is how I interpret the song.


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    Oct 28th, 2016 10:06pm report

    Edward is declaring his love for Bella! He loves her with all his heart and that is showed throughout all of the movies and throughout all of the books. I absolutely love Twilight! It is my absolute favorite!
    I love Edward!!!!!
    TEAM EDWARD ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love vampires, I think that they are very romantic and they have just something incredibly special about them. I love you Edward Cullen!!!!!!


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    Oct 17th, 2016 10:15pm report

    My interpretation is that our lives start way before we're born and last way after we die there are people (souls) that are destined to meet at some point in our lives. I have recently had a grandson and I felt that I and this little soul have known that we would come into each other's lives at some point in time. You don't know how or when. In my experience my little grandson came to me in a second marriage through my daughter from the second marriage. I had been married previously and had lost my first husband to death it is bittersweet to know that that must come to pass because I was always going to have my grandson come into my life. Our lives are eternal no beginning no end


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    Jun 21st, 2016 6:52pm report

    It is obviously a song about Edward and Bella as Perri wrote it after watching the movie 6 months before the release. Notwithstanding the actual meaning I have another interpretation of what it can also mean. There are many parents alienated from their children for many reasons (mainly though due to the influence of a hostile favoured parents). This song speaks to those parents and children that even though you (the child) is gone I (the parent) love you with all my heart, have loved for ever and will always love you forever and will wait for the day when you (child) have the inner strength to come back to me (the parent) and even if you never do I (the parent) will still love you (the child) and you should never forget that.


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    Apr 5th, 2016 4:34am report

    This song is about being there for someone loving them for eternity

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