Christina Perri: A Thousand Years Meaning
Song Released: 2011
Covered By: Jasmine Thompson
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 Oct 17th, 23:15 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
anonymous Jun 21st, 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.
anonymous Apr 5th, 2016 4:34am report
This song is about being there for someone loving them for eternity
anonymous Feb 22nd, 2016 2:27pm report
This song means everything! Edward said in the books/movies that he has been waiting for Bella, like it says in the song. Edward will love her for a thousand years because he is a vampire and she will be one soon- vampires live forever. Hope that helped!
anonymous Dec 27th, 2015 12:31am report
It means they will both love each other as long as they live forever.
anonymous Oct 25th, 2015 10:54am report
for me this song is about a guy or a girl that is waiting for a long time for their soulmate.they are waiting for the right girl and right guy.its about waiting patiently for your one true love.and at the end it will be worth the wait.this song is very touching because of the lyrics itself that's why its very relatable for many. this song will remind us all that true love waits, yes indeed its worth the wait when the love of your life finally comes after a long wait.this song will definitely swept you off of you feet.so for those who are still waiting,searching and finding or whatever you called it just hold on and have faith because eventually he/she will come.he/she will come in God's perfect time and Will :)
anonymous Oct 25th, 2015 10:39am report
for me this song is abaout a guy or a girl that is waiting for a long time for their soulmate.they are waiting for the right girl and right guy.its about waiting patiently for your one true love.and at the end it will be worth the wait.this song is very touching because of the lyrics itself that's why its very relatable for many. this song will remind us all that true love wait, yes indeed its worth the wait when yo
anonymous May 27th, 2015 5:59am report
I think it means that a girl is waiting for a guy to love her and she will wait for how long it takes even a thousand tears
anonymous Feb 9th, 2015 2:06pm report
I heard this song once and was instantly in love i sing this song to my daughter who is only 2 weeks old everyday at least twice a day she falls right asleep ❤
PumperBrown Jan 6th, 2015 1:36pm report
Christina stepped into this romance and was able to feel the love as if it was her own. Each word she wrote pours out her own romantic hopes and dreams about how she wishes love will be for her and the one she loves. She is able to capture the emotional side of those that listen. You see her beauty, you feel her pain, you taste the sweetness of love as she sings. There is intensity in her writing and fire in her voice. For those she loves, there is passion beyond belief, everlasting and true. This is an inspiration for those guys that feel there are no more girls left who love like this. I will wait a thousand years for another song that touches me like this one has. Thank you Christina. Never give up.
anonymous Nov 19th, 2014 11:32pm report
For all you Percy Jackson HOO fans, this is Caleo.
Calypso: Heart beats fast (Oh no! It's the curse! Now I'll have to fall in love all over again!)
Leo: Colors and promises (Green of Ogygia, "I'll be back for you, Calypso. I swear it on the River Styx."
Calypso:How to be brave? How can I love when I'm afraid to fall? (Because he'll just abandon me, wont he?)
Together: But watching you stand alone, all of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow (Right before Leo leaves)
Leo: One step closer!(to finding her)
Calypso: I have died every day waiting for you. (Leo Valdez...has returned!) Darling don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years (that's how long it felt) I'll love you for a thousand more... (I AM immortal)
Leo: Time stands still. Beauty in all she is. (Calypso's beautiful...) I will be brave. I will not let anything take away what's standing in front of me. (And I WILL come back for you. I love you.)
Together: Every breath, Every hour has come to this... (Again, right before Leo left)
("One step closer" to "a thousand more" is a repeat)
Leo: And all along I believed I would find you. (Because I swore it, didn't I?)
Calypso: Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you
Together: for a thousand years...I'll love you for a thousand more...
(rest of song=repeats but that was fun!)
anonymous Nov 3rd, 2014 11:34pm report
This song reminds me of Jack and Rose on Titanic, with their unconditional love. Like Rose was so scared because their love was forbidden and Jack wanted to protect her no matter what and the song is Old Rose remembering their love and saying that she will love him even when she dies and then when she dies and Jack is waiting for her he is saying that he too has been waiting and he will always love her. That's what I got out of it.
anonymous Sep 14th, 2014 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....
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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.
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