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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 30th 2017 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.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 7th 2017 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

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 2nd 2017 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..

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 6th 2017 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)

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 25th 2017 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

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 7th 2017 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.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2017 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

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2017 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.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2017 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

  10. anonymous
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    May 27th 2017 report

    I think this song has a very deep meaning. Like some of the other comments, I believe this song has something to do with 'Always loving that person' even before you've met them. Because you've told yourself that when you do meet your true love, you know you won't hurt them because you'll love them so much and the thought of letting them go after waiting for that person for so long is heart breaking! And you'll love them for a thousand more years!!

    - Anonymous ;)

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2017 report

    Means waiting and mysterious my or mystically found that 1 and willing to do everything for it!!!

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2017 report

    An official lyric video of the song was premiered on October 17, 2011 via Perri's official Facebook and Twitter pages as well as her official website. On October 26, 2011, she released an official video for the song on her YouTube channel. The video begins with Perri holding a candle. It features a few clips from the movie interspersed between scenes with Perri singing in a room with a floor full of candles. The video may include the voices from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson saying they love each other while in a wedding and also they can be heard in the background before the bridge. She ends the video singing into a sunset.

    (Wikipedia - give them the credit)


  13. anonymous
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    Apr 23rd 2017 report

    This song is about rejection you love someone but you are scared they don't love you back. And not to be scared because they have loved you for a thousand years

  14. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2017 report

    Recently my girlfriend and I broke up, I heard her singing this song once an it made me think about the part I have died everyday waiting for you, this reminded me that I waited but she did not come around. I have waited for a long time for this person that I love and I will continue to. Anyway that is how I interpret the song.

  15. anonymous
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    Oct 28th 2016 report

    Edward is declaring his love for Bella! He loves her with all his heart and that is showed throughout all of the movies and throughout all of the books. I absolutely love Twilight! It is my absolute favorite!
    I love Edward!!!!!
    TEAM EDWARD ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love vampires, I think that they are very romantic and they have just something incredibly special about them. I love you Edward Cullen!!!!!!

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