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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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 2nd 2018 report

    My son was born with many complications including cancer at age three. He lived a good life but one complicated with rare illnesses which he would always win the battle with. So many times I was told he would not make it and I never believed in our capacity to beat the odds.
    He grew up and fell in love and had a child. The cancer came back. Multiple cancers - stage IV. He went through immunity transplant with his brother. His brother wanted to give him his lung, his leg, whatever it took. I wanted to give up my job to be with him but his wife was at first by his side. By the time my son's health started failing miserably I realized that his wife had not been with him, taking care of him. She was out with another man, got pregnant with this man's child, moved this man into the house my son used to live in. I understood why his health failed...his heart broke at the callousness of another human being when he would never ever have done that to someone. He was too proud to tell us, to worry us, to bother us with this.
    This song means to me my unconditional, unending love for his continued suffering without ever complaining. By his side we could beat anything but unrequited love during this precarious time did kill him. He is still with me in my heart. I long for a do over. A chance to find out sooner and to make a difference (but could I)? I couldn't mend his broken heart. But I waited for a thousand years to meet someone like him and this was my baby, my little boy, my young adult son, my grown son as a man with a child of his own. I will wait a thousand years to meet him again in another life time or in heaven. A piece of him lives forever in my heart. Always.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 23rd 2012 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.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 2nd 2019 report

    I discovered this song when I was 9 months pregnant and it stayed with me. When my newborn, Emma Rose was 6 weeks old she was born with diagnosed with a terminal seizure disorder. Doctors prepared me that Emma’s death was imminent. Until Emma’s diagnosis I waited for her to make eye contact with me. I waited for her to smile at me. I knew something was not quite right. After she was diagnosed she was in the hospital for 28 more days. I knew I had to face a world without her. I would watch her alone in her crib and I did not want her to feel afraid to pass on and leave her momma alone. I wanted her to know that I would always be with her. I suddenly remembered the words of this song. Darling I have waited for you a thousand years, I will wait for you a thousand more. I sang to Emma, watching her stand alone and that she should not be afraid to take one step closer to leaving me behind because I would love her and hold her close to my heart forever more.

  4. MasterInterpreter
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    May 22nd 2020 report

    This song was written for the fifth installment in the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn: Part 2. It is featured during the end of the movie.

    This song really resonates in the subject of love between the two main protagonists, Bella and Edward. I think this song is tells a story based on Edward's perspective.

    "But watching you stand alone"
    Before he met Bella, Edward, though he lived with his adoptive family of vampires, he didn't have a significant other to share his time with.

    "I have died every day waiting for you"
    In that time he was alone, he never was able to find anyone to understand him, and then later, Bella was born and grew up, and they met. Her arrival in his life cured him of his loneliness, and he was finally truly happy.

    "I have loved you for a thousand years, I'll love you for a thousand more"
    Vampires, being immortal, will live forever (unless of course, they are killed by unnatural elements). Vampires sometimes have mates, and, unless they are unnaturally killed, will live together forever. Bella and Edward will live in harmony forever.

    "Beauty in all she is"
    Edward multiple times has stated/hinted that Bella is most beautiful of all.

    "Time has brought your heart to me"
    Edward waited a little over a century to find the one. Namely, Bella.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  5. anonymous
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    May 7th 2020 report

    This is a great song I actually feel this song it's literally my story of how I got rejected by the one that I love and I literally couldnt move on and I still can't.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 7th 2020 report

    For me, this songs means that i've been wondering who he/she would be, until one day i found you, and I just need one more step closer to get to you, that i've died every day waiting for the person, i was never afraid, cause i would find you, and the person would love you for a thousnad years more.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2020 report

    I think it's about Edward and Bella's love for each other in The Twilight Saga.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2020 report

    Kind of my interpretation is we're all one step closer all along whatever way we believe is best for us

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2020 report

    When I went to Nashville to see my cousin I want to come up with a song from my favorite movie the greatest showman because I’ve always find different movies and record some music in my church and write it then Ben can write about ourselves to be in high school or something to come up with, then when we write the music we have a session near Nashville, and Chattanooga then the producer came in and talk to us, and he told us that love ballads is about desiring and being in love but me and Ben aren’t in love because we’re friends but we stuck with love ballads about Kate and William. Because they’ve been married about 27 years, maybe, that’s why I wrote it at my church and told our story to be who we are and make choices we choose to be in love but we’re glad we’re doing pop duets.

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2019 report

    It’s about missing someone for a very long time .Then finding them again and not letting go.Love it xxx

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2019 report

    I love this song it had more pop and fun to make more talented young artists, then I wrote it myself and then I ask my friend Luke to record with max then they can have more music I love. But I’m really into movie soundtrack. But I was online finding some movies on the soundtrack and see what I can do for movies. It’s so much fun.

  12. anonymous
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    Aug 12th 2019 report

    Well,my interpretation is that,she loves this person so much,and she kind of misses the person,her love is so deep,she's going to love the person for a thousand years and will wait for him for a thousand more years.

  13. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2019 report

    A Thousand Years is about a girl/woman waiting for her love and it seems like a thousand years. Or better search for the real interpretation of this song.

    For the recent post, you better wake up. Prince William is already married to Princess Kate. Joe is already married to Sophie Turner. Nick Jonas is already married to Priyanka Chopra. You can't fool everyone. Don't fool yourself.

    If you want to get pregnant, choose the right guy, be sure the feeling is mutual. Be sure he wants kids. Be sure you have the same values and dreams when it comes to marriage and having kids. But don't get married just for the purpose of having kids. That's not what marriage is all about. Marriage is is a union between two people who are in love, it's about companionship, respect, trust, loyalty, commitment, staying together through thick and thin, etc.

    Oh well, I don't know your values. Perhaps no marriage or marriage? It's your choice and it's your life. Godspeed.

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 1st 2019 report

    I wrote this song to my boyfriend William he’s in England right now but when he looked at me in the eye, but he’s so nice and he wrote this song with me we had a duet together, but he’s British I’m interested into him I’m in love with William. He’s so nice and awesome and amazing guy. I love him Jonas brothers loved the royals but when my wedding starts Jonas brothers are holding my dress and veil. But nick is going to put his hand underneath my arm and walked me down the aisle, he stayed with me until we’re done with the marriage, but I would carry a baby with me, that’s joes daughter. But this year I might carry a baby for me. It’s for nick. It’s a baby girl.

  15. Speed1987
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    Jun 16th 2019 report

    This is a truly beautiful song and I wanted to add my interpretation and one day hopefully this will play at my wedding.

    "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"

    When you cast your eyes on your soul mate, your heart starts to beat faster, colours become brighter with a euphoric feeling, You are joyful, promises are made possibly indicating commitment although distance seems present.

    Furthermore this is a fearful love, the draw and depth is so strong that fear stands in the way.

    Although knowing they need you, draws you closer "watching you stand alone".

    "I have died everyday
    waiting for you
    Darling, don't be afraid
    I have loved you for a
    Thousand years
    I'll love you for a
    Thousand more"

    Her heart has ached, the pain of not finding you has felt like death. She gives much reassurance, that her love has always existed for them, "for a thousand years" & "a thousand more". The depth of their connection transcends this time, an has been and will be eternal.

    "Time stands still
    Beauty in all she is
    I will be brave
    I will not let anything
    Take away
    What's standing in front of me
    Every breath,
    Every hour has come to this"

    In the present moment, she is strucken by the immense beauty of there soul, at this moment she will not allow anything to disrupt this soul, to hurt them or take them away from her. She will indeed fight for her, with every fibre of her soul.

    "And all along I believed
    I would find you
    Time has brought
    Your heart to me
    I have loved you for a
    Thousand years
    I'll love you for a
    Thousand more"

    She knew you would come, waiting for eternity, forever she has hurt trying to find you but it was worth it, as here you are. Her depth of love is even more clear now.

    And all along I believed
    I would find you
    Time has brought
    Your heart to me
    I have loved you for a
    Thousand years
    I'll love you for a
    Thousand more

    Her heart knew all along your souls would meet, waiting again as her heart yearned for you.

    Throughout the song, she says "one step closer" this may indicate that there is distance between your souls, possibly you were in a bad relationship, theres barriers through fear, which the latter is more probable. Now your here, shes getting closer and closer.

    This is my interpretation of the song.

  16. anonymous
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    Mar 8th 2019 report

    This song is making me emotional but Christina had the most beautiful voices Christina is my favorite artist. She’s absolutely gorgeous.

  17. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2019 report

    My girl’s father died of depression. We were at the age of 17 and finished our secondary examinations. A month later her father committed suicide in his office. Imagine a little girl lost her dad’s love and passed away without leaving any last words to her and her mother. This song reminds me of how sad was it during that particular time. Luckily now I’m able to feed them by my very own hands.

  18. kooljohn176
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    Jan 24th 2019 report

    A harmoniaus love song sung by the lovely CHRISTINA PERRY in/for these ''awakening present times'' that have caught up with us in her time, where she really seems to have met her loving soul mate with love to reign together with him as one who always loved her. From the beginning and during the one thousand years that were once robed from them with the resetting timeline that kept them sadly apart. Up until their souls mate each other's eyes again in that special frozen moment, where time began to stand still for her, like being in a heavenly presence of love that she always felt about him. During and after all those one thousand years of her waiting faithfully and patiently for his return, who always also loved her during and after that split that came between them, along with the stolen and reset years that were once kept away from one another. To me this is one everlasting love song that reminds me 'metaphorically and symbolicaly'' with the eastern Christian orthordox understanding of the Church, as being the bride of our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST, where She as His Church waited faithfully in Him all those one thousand years ago since Their SPLIT, only to be raised as the New Jerusalem in Heaven as is on Earth now, looking to reign with Him together again by way of love and peace for the next one thousand years and more.

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