A Thousand Years chords & lyrics

by Christina Perri

  • A Thousand Years was written by composers, Christina Perri and David Hodges. It was recorded in 2011 and released on the 18th October, 2011 for the album soundtrack of the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Music: Key of Bb Major in 6/8 time at 50 bpm (♩.)
  • Chords: Bb, Bbsus, F, Fsus, Gm7, Eb, Ebsus2, Cm7
  • Easier: Play in A Major - capo on the 1st fret if playing with the video.
  • Chords in A Major: A, Asus, E, Esus, F#m7, D, Dsus2, Bm7

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Capo on 1 if playing with the video

Intro: 6/8    
      | A     | A  -  E  | F#m7  | F#m7 - E  | D     |  D  |  A  |  E  |

   Dsus2                            A
1. Heart beats fast___ Col-ors and pro-mi-ses
             F#m7              E         A 
   How to be brave__How can I love when I'm
       D                                A
   A-fraid to fall__But watch-ing you stand a-lone
             F#m7                E      A       Bm7
   All of my doubt__ Sud-den-ly goes a-way some-how
   Bm7      F#m7     E     
   One step clo  -  ser...

        A
Chorus: I have died ev-'ry day__ Wait-ing for you
        F#m7                              A
        Dar-ling don't be afraid I have loved you
               D
        For a thou-sand years
                            Asus -  A    Esus  - E  |  D  -  E  |  D   |
        I'll love you for a thou - sand  more

    Dsus2                           A       
 2. Time stands still__ Beau-ty in all she is
              F#m7                E    A 
    I will be brave__ I will not let a-ny-thing
    Dsus2                              A  
    Take a-way__ What's stand-ing in front of me
             F#m7             E        A      Bm7
    Ev-e-ry breath__ Ev-e-ry hour has come to this
    Bm7      F#m7     E   
    One step clo  -  ser...

        A
Chorus: I have died ev-'ry day__ Wait-ing for you
        F#m7                              A
        Dar-ling don't be afraid I have loved you
               D
        For a thou-sand years
                            Asus    A     E   
        I'll love you for a thou - sand  more

             A
Chorus: And all a-long I be-lieved__ I would find you
        F#m7                                       A
        Time has brought your heart to me I have loved you
               D
        For a thou-sand years
                            Asus    A     E  
        I'll love you for a thou - sand  more

Instr: |  A  |  A  |  F#m7  |  F#m7  - E  |  D  |  D  | D  -  E  |  E  |  Bm7  |

   Bm7      F#m7     E  |  Bm7  |    
** One step clo  -  ser...
   Bm7  -  E     F#m7     E
   One    step   clo  -  ser...

        A
Chorus: I have died ev-'ry day__ Wait-ing for you
        F#m7                              A
        Dar-ling don't be afraid I have loved you
               D
        For a thou-sand years
                            Asus    A     E   
        I'll love you for a thou - sand  more

             A
Chorus: And all a-long I be-lieved__ I would find you
        F#m7                                       A
        Time has brought Your heart to me I have loved you
               D
        For a thou-sand years
                            Asus -  A    Esus -  E  
        I'll love you for a thou - sand  more  

Outro: |  D  |  D  |  A  |  A  |  D  |  D  | F#m7  |  E  |  Dsus2  |...  

A Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Not

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