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Christina Perri: A Thousand Years Meaning

Song Released: 2011


Covered By: Jasmine Thompson


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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

(Pre-chorus)
One step closer

(Chorus)
I have died...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    anonymous
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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.



  2. 2TOP RATED

    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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    Oct 2nd, 2017 10:24pm report


    My eldest son died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 21 y.o.i love him so much..everytime i heard the song , my regrets, my longings of seeing him again flahes always.my heart breaks but hoping to see him back again in heaven.i will always love you nad..



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    anonymous
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    Jul 2nd, 7:09pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 2nd, 7:17am 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.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 1st, 7:31pm 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.



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    Speed1987
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    Jun 16th, 6:38am 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.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 8th, 3:28pm report


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



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    anonymous
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    Mar 7th, 3:17pm 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.



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    kooljohn176
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    Jan 24th, 1:10pm 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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    anonymous
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    Dec 29th, 2018 12:02pm report


    I like this song, it reminds me of my great gram. I remember the day I last saw her, we were at her nursing home with my grandmother and we had to drop of papers for her, my sister and I had to go to the bathroom o we went,walked out and asked her questions on how she was doing and then said goodbye. so we left and I thought I would see her again but that was the last time I ever saw her.



    this song also reminds me of my older sister Madison. Before I was born Madison my older sister was born and she was a chubby little baby and my mom took her home. ONE MONTH LATER, and my moms mom was holding her and then her heart stopped beating and then they tried getting to the hospital and then she died in my moms mom arm.





    I also remember when my first pet oreo passed away from sickness.




    my grandpa rob was in the army and one day he found out that he had a type of cancer (I don't know what kind)and he was in the hospital and passed away and so every time we are up with my grandmother we would try to find time to go and visit his grave and this one time I wen with my younger cosines and brought flowers and a united states flag and we went to see the grave and I wondered what he would be like if he was still alive today.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 12th, 2018 10:17pm report


    This makes me think of my daughter, now five. She was not planned, I still don't know how she came to be but she's here. It's just me and her and I think she was always meant to be. We have our struggles but I love her and will do 'for a thousand years'. As we overcome our struggles we are just'one step closer'. Think we were always destined to be together and unbeknown to me, I have loved her for a thousand years.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 10th, 2018 10:04am report


    My 8th grade civics teacher, Mr. Carmalingo, I liked him so much, that I did not want to leave him, but I had to. Im now in high school. I will visit you when I'm in college Mr.Carmalingo!
    Great job Christina!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Sep 28th, 2018 9:37am report


    Good luck to you Jarlie. But aren't you to young to be in love? Anyhow, sorry kid for the late reply



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    anonymous
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    Sep 27th, 2018 9:05pm report


    From watching the film, official video and reading the lyrics I think that it is about being to scared and then regretting it and seeing them go off with someone else that you hate and think won't treat them well and trying to come to terms with it of how you have loved them for ages and how you struggled every day and now they're gone for good and how you struggle with that. You can see this in the official video when the invitation is through on the floor. And to many other times to say



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    jarlie
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    Sep 26th, 2018 9:34am report


    I know this song really well because I experience the message every time I see the boy i'm in love with. I'm not even a teenager yet so this song helps me understand everything.

    I think the song is about being painfully and unconditionally in love. You would wait for them forever and it feels like you have. You are both afraid but you just want to reassure them that you won't hurt them and they are safe with you.

    It is about knowing that there is much to be risked by putting your heart out there, but you know it is the best and worst feeling in the world and you won't regret it.

    The line "one step closer" is about slowly working up the courage to tell them you love them. After a lot of secret glances or hidden smiles, you are slowly getting closer.

    Wish me luck because I am singing it at a concert and he is going to be there. Working up the courage to look at him when i sing it.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 11th, 2018 8:45am report


    When ever I here this song I remember my crush. I love him so much but I am scared that he will just forget me.Last year we were so good friend and I feel in love with him.A boy in class told him that I love him and he started behaving in a different way. But whatever happeneds I will love him for a thousand years. After my family he is the person I love the most



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    anonymous
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    Aug 2nd, 2018 8:24pm 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.



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