A Thousand Years

by: Christina Perri

((Intro:)) [Bb-F/A-Gm-F-Eb-F-]

((Verse 1:))
[Eb                          Bb/D]
Heartbeats fast, colors and promises 
          [Gm                F/A        Bb]
How to be brave, How can I love when I'm
[Eb                              Bb/D]
afraid to fall but watching you stand alone
          [Gm            F/A     Bb     Cm-]
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
         [Gm  F-pause]
One step closer 
 
((CHORUS:))
[Bb                              F/A]
I have died everyday waiting for you
[Gm                              F]
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
      [Eb]
For a thousand years 
                  [F]
I love you for a thousand more
 
[Eb---]

 
((Verse 2:))
[Eb                           Bb/D]
Time stands still, beauty in all she is
          [Gm              F/A       Bb]
I will be brave I will not let anything 
[Eb                              Bb/D]
take away what's standing in front of me
         [Gm         F/A     Bb     Cm-]
Every breath Every hour has come to this 
         [Gm  F-pause]
One step closer 
 

((CHORUS:))
[Bb                           F/A]
I have died everyday waiting for you
[Gm                             F]
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
      [Eb]
For a thousand years 
                  [F]
I love you for a thousand more

[Bb                             F/A]
And all along I believed I would find you
[Gm]
Time has brought your heart to me 
             [F         Eb]
I have loved you for a thousand years 
                    [F]
I'll love you for a thousand more

((Interlude:)) [Bb-F/A-Gm-F-Eb-F-]

 
((BRIDGE:))
 [Cm      Gm    F]
 One step closer 
 [Cm      Gm    F/A]
 One step closer 

((CHORUS:))
[Bb                           F/A]
I have died everyday waiting for you
[Gm                             F]
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
      [Eb]
For a thousand years 
                  [F]
I love you for a thousand more

[Bb                             F/A]
And all along I believed I would find you
[Gm]
Time has brought your heart to me 
             [F         Eb]
I have loved you for a thousand years 
                    [F]
I'll love you for a thousand more
 
 
((OUTRO:))  [Eb Bb/D Eb Gm F Eb(hold)]