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Christina Perri: A Thousand Years Meaning

Song Released: 2011

Covered By: Jasmine Thompson

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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...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 29th 2018 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.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2018 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.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 10th 2018 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!

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  4. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2018 report

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

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2018 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

  6. jarlie
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    Sep 26th 2018 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.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 11th 2018 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

  8. Angelboo
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    Jul 30th 2018 report

    It's about unconditional love.

  9. anonymous
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    May 28th 2018 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!

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2018 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

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2018 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.

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 17th 2018 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.....

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2018 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.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2018 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.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2018 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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