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 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..
anonymous Oct 12th, 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.
anonymous Oct 10th, 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!
anonymous Sep 28th, 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
anonymous Sep 27th, 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
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.
anonymous Aug 11th, 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
anonymous Aug 2nd, 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.
anonymous May 28th, 5:37pm report
OMG I love this song so much! It really helped me bring up the courage to admit my love to my crush, and it means so much to me. It's about overcoming fear and staying true to yourself and your love life. Phenomenal job, Christina!
anonymous Apr 26th, 2018 4:52pm report
My view of the song is that u always follow ur love and u are not sure if they love u back. This is my story. I love someone and is afraid but u can’t rush the person u love until they r ready to love u back. It also takes me to when I see him alone but I don’t dare to help or eles I will trip and fall and make a fool of myself. I want him I need him and he will always be in my heart, his smile, his laugh and no matter what I will wait for him a thousand years
anonymous Feb 20th, 2018 2:10am report
this is about how you're loving someone in the a situation you're affraid of all the way you're loving them,and suddenly you're trust that love is forever,everlasting,and always in you.
anonymous Feb 17th, 2018 2:40pm report
I thought it was the tale of two eternal lovers... traveling through time searching to find one another..... a thousand years in the past... a thousand years into the future... seeking each other until they at last are joined in eternal bliss... a forever love story that transcends even time itself.....
anonymous Feb 15th, 2018 2:23pm report
This is probably the most beautiful song with many meanings. I recently lost the love of my life. I too, will love him forever and hope some day we will be reunited for ever.
anonymous Jan 25th, 2018 1:11pm report
I think it means falling in love, only for something tragic to happen, causing the death of the one you love. It is about getting over the loss, and how the pain fades, but the love never does, even after death.
anonymous Jan 2nd, 2018 1:52pm report
I have been waiting....patiently. Love is kind, love is patient. I'll be kind to you and continue to be kind as I wait for you. I've already loved you this long; I'll long for you always. You'll know who I am. A thousand years of love will be in my eyes.
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