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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

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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    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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    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!


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    Apr 26th, 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


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    Feb 20th, 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.


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    Feb 17th, 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.....


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    Feb 15th, 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.


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    Jan 25th, 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.


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    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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    Dec 30th, 2017 12:39am report

    It is about waiting for the one you have longed for all your life, but they are to scared to be hurt or let you go. But it also shows how strong love can be and how someone would actually love someone for a thousand years.


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    Oct 7th, 2017 10:48am report

    This song rather profoundly popped into my head this morning... immediately hitting my heart I felt it was a loving message from jesus / god/ divine spirit/ universal energy


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    Sep 6th, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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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