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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...


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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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    Mar 13th, 2012 3:10am report

    This is a love song from God to you.


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    May 27th, 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


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    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 ❤


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    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.


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    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!)


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    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.


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    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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    Aug 3rd, 2014 8:53am report

    Well my meaning of this is when my dad got cancer and passed away.


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    Jul 17th, 2014 7:04pm report

    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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    Jun 18th, 2014 6:41pm report

    A pregnant woman should sing this song to her baby, every word matches perfectly!


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    Dec 6th, 2013 12:18am report

    First of all, Christina Perri wrote this song for the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1. It actually IS about Bella and Edward, it's about their wedding. When Bella walks down the aisle, her heart beats fast and that she's always known that Edward is the one and only for her. 'I have died everyday ....' Is when Edward watches Bella getting closer to him, which feels like a thousand years, he's waited so long for her, he literally 'died' for her and he'll love her for a thousand years, forever. It also is about Edward being afraid to hurt Bella and Bella not letting him go away again, that he'll always be hers. No matter how you guys interprete this song, it is always amazing <3


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    Nov 11th, 2013 11:26am report

    my interpretation of this song means of finding the one you're going t b with but sometimes it doesn't work out like that even a little texas song called what might've been tells about a relationship that didnt last and entered different relationship but they couldn't g back t what was before even though ive never been in love


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    Nov 10th, 2013 11:23pm report

    Love this song I have waited a thousand years for you. I've finally found you and I can't let you go.


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    Nov 10th, 2013 11:09pm report

    It could be the love of a boy from a girl that she has loved him for a very long time but never had the courage to confront him because she wasn't sure if he would feel the same way. The second verse could be the now couple having the child and the girl with never let her offspring be taken away or harmed.


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    Mar 10th, 2013 3:59pm report

    I think this song is about a girl who is so in love with this guy and he doesn't love her back. She is saying that she will always love him and she will wait as long as she has to for him to finally love her back. My boyfriend who I was so in love with broke up with me a week ago and he loved me too but he lost that feeling apparently. I still love him and I always will love him. And I can connect with this song so well because I will wait as long as it takes for him to love me again :)


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    Mar 1st, 2013 3:46pm report

    I belive this song is about the love of a mother to her son or daughter.

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