Saturday, March 25, 2006

A Thousand Years

A thousand years, a thousand more,
a thousand times a million doors to eternity.

I may have lived a thousand lives,
a thousand times, an endless-turning stairway climbs
to a tower of souls.

If it takes another thousand years, a thousand wars,
the towers rise to numberless floors in space.

I could shed another million tears, a million breaths,
a million names, but only one truth to face.

A million roads, a million fears,
a million suns, ten million years of uncertainty.

And I could speak a million lies, a million songs,
a million rights, a million wrongs, in this balance of time.

But if there was a single truth, a single light,
a single thought, a singular touch of grace,
then following this single point, this single flame,
the single haunting memory of your face.

I still love you.
I still want you.

A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head.

I may be numberless, I may be innocent,
I may know many things, I may be ignorant,
or I could ride with kings and conquer many lands,
or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands.
I could be cannon food, destroyed a thousand times,
reborn as fortune’s child to judge another’s crimes,
or wear this pilgrim’s cloak, or be a common thief.
I’ve kept this single faith, I have but one belief.

I still love you.
I still want you.

A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head.

On and on the mysteries unwind themselves,
eternities still unsaid
’til you love me.


By Sting, from the CD Brand New Day

To hear and see Sting and band sing A Thousand Years, recorded live in concert, click the play button on the YouTube video below:

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..English songs, ..songs with YouTube videos, Brand New Day, Sting

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