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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



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    UnregisteredFeb 15, 2012 at 12:41 am
    For me the meaning in this song even if he/she theirs a lot of problem just try 2 hold on just like me I was fall in love at the right time fall in love at the first time, but 4r me I will always witting 4r him' I was recalling the memories that we had shared and every time I remember it I was deeply heart recalling all her promise and word of wisdom I though would last 4r ever,.
    I miss you so must J. G
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    UnregisteredFeb 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    It sounds to me that a guy (or a girl but I'm using a guy) likes this girl and the guy finally had the courage to tell the girl. This for me explains most of the lines of the songs like the following: "one step closer", "but watching you stand alone, all of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow", "i will be brave... " and many other moreee! And then the chorus, it's when he confesses how he truly loves the girl. And that he have been waiting for her to love him back even if it "kills" him inside.
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    UnregisteredFeb 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    You always have that one person that you love all your life and will for ever more years past that! No matter what they will always be in your heart and in your life. And one day we hope that they can become apart of that life we all want. A life of happiness and love. Being one, being whole with another person. Loving them even when all is lost.
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    UnregisteredOct 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm
    It depends on what song version you listen to.

    If you listen to the one at the ending of Breaking Dawn where Bella lets Edward read her mind for the first time in the meadow, that starts
    'The day we met/Frozen I held my breath/right from the start/I knew I had found a home for my/heart beats fast/colors and promises/ect ect ect, you here the version where Christina and that other guy sing back and forth, it is a message from one to the other of their love for each other, for eternity. [Edward and Bella saying this makes sense.]

    If you listen to the version that goes 'Heartbeats fast/colors and promises/ straightaway, this version has only Perri. This is more of a message from her [Bella?] to her lover [Edward?], saying she's waited for him forever but has been afraid of the obstacles in their way sometimes. [Victoria and the Voltri?]
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    UnregisteredNov 6, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    The person in this song has been waiting all their life for someone, someone special, and they've never lost hope. They say they have loved them even before they seemed to meet them and they will love them forever. Also this is in Twilight, They have added extra words in though, this song appears when they get married and at the end, at the wedding this song has a very strong meaning, almost as if they are saying their wedding vows when it gets to the chorus. And at the end it has a very good meaning, a very good song for a finale. It also represents the length of their relationship, how Edward was lots of years old and still waiting, and finally Bella came along, she found out about his secret - but still loved him for it, she has been eternally faithful to Edward and him to her, Edward has made it his duty to protect her - How to be brave - about Bella, how she had to face up to every obstacle, how she had to brave. Also 'i will love you for a thousand more' relates to the movie, they can love each other forever and ever.

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