Song Lyric Sunday – 1000 years

This week Jim Adams has prompted us with ‘Numbers’ for Song Lyric Sunday. I am sharing this very pretty song from Christina Perri. I hope you enjoy it!

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.”

Perri wrote the song based on the emotions that she felt reading about the star-crossed love affair between Edward and Bella throughout Stephenie Meyer’s series. “When we went to watch the screening, they told us to see where there was temporary music added and just jump into those scenes a little harder,” she explained to MTV News. “But I’m fortunately a fan of the movie and the characters, and I feel like, by reading these books, I can step into that feeling that Edward and Bella have for each other. So [songwriter] David Hodges and I sat down, and it just came out in one afternoon. I feel like it was all meant to happen; I feel like it was all waiting inside me, waiting to come out.”

Perri recalled to Billboard magazine: “Atlantic Records (was) doing the writing for Breaking Dawn. They asked me to come in and screen the movie and then write something. They were going to give me a shot because they knew what a big fan I was. So, I saw the movie in this little screening room with all these super-Hollywood-y dudes on their Blackberries not watching… and I’m in the front row crying the whole time. I went straight home and wrote ‘A Thousand Years’.” 

The song reached a new peak position of #11 in the UK in September 2013, after contestant Nicholas McDonald performed it on the British version of X Factor.

Courtesy of Songfacts

Lyrics

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 everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything, take away
What's standing in front of me
Every breath, every hour has come to this

One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed, I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

One step closer
One step closer

I have died everyday, waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed, I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: David Hodges / Christina Perri
A Thousand Years lyrics ยฉ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

  19 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – 1000 years

  1. May 17, 2020 at 6:05 am

    I do love this song <3

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Yes itโ€™s beautiful. I always liked Jar of Hearts too ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

  2. May 17, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Nice music Christine and I love the story that goes along with the song.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Thanks so much Jim. Itโ€™s a sweet one ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. May 17, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Beautiful melody and nice video.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Yes it certainly is โ˜บ๏ธ

  4. May 17, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    One of my favorites for sure โค๏ธ

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks. Happy you liked it ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. May 17, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Love the films, love the books and love this song infact I even mentioned it in my post. My favourite video of this lovely song
    https://youtu.be/Biex1XR_mpo

    • Christine Bolton
      May 17, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Yes I noticed you referred to it too! Iโ€™m happy you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•

      • May 17, 2020 at 2:21 pm

        I really do ๐Ÿ’œ

  6. May 17, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Love this song and the whole Twilight series. Did you hear that Stephenie Meyer has a new book coming out in August called Midnight Sun?

    • May 20, 2020 at 11:28 pm

      I loved this song but I never got into the Twilight series or books. I guess I missed out on something. Most people raved about it ๐Ÿ™‚

      • May 21, 2020 at 9:21 am

        It’s was quite amazing. I’m also a huge Harry Potter fan so book and movie series that are fantasy fiction apparently appeal to me. I never got into the 50 Shades of Gray series though and that is serious fantasy. LOL

      • Christine Bolton
        May 21, 2020 at 9:59 am

        Yes I suppose youโ€™re right! Lol ๐Ÿคฃ I wasnโ€™t in to that either!

  7. May 17, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Twilight does absolutely nothing for me but I love this song! ๐Ÿ‘

    • Christine Bolton
      May 20, 2020 at 11:29 pm

      Me neither Felicia. I just loved the song too ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

  8. May 21, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Very pretty song. So interesting to read how she came to write this. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      May 21, 2020 at 9:02 pm

      Yes, I loved the song but not the series ๐Ÿ™‚

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