"A Thousand Years" as written by Joseph Stanley Williams, David Paich and Mark Williams....
Day after day, I feel myself slowing down, what does it mean?
The air has changed, it's getting harder to breathe, or so it would seem
Sail me away to a distant shore, where every thing's fine

[Chorus:]

A thousand years, lost in the blink of an eye
If the sky keeps falling, the world will come tumbling down
In a thousand years

Tell me my friend, can you imagine a place free of boundaries and lies
There's blood on the wind and it's come all of the way from faraway skies
Take me away to a different world where every thing's fine

A thousand years, one day for every life
Just keep on going, we'll find you a home underground, in a thousand years

Sail me away to a distant shore, where every thing's fine

A thousand years, one day for every life
Just keep on going, we'll find you a home underground, in a thousand years


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"A Thousand Years" as written by David Paich Joseph Stanley Williams

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    General CommentI think this about the world coming to an end pretty scary..but it's a great song...
    mcroy76on February 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about nuclear war. "The air has changed, it's not like it once used to be" could refer to it, fall-out, everything has changed and that everything was 'lost in the blink of an eye'. People died as the line "One day for every live" (refers to the thousand years) says.
    Very dark (but not atypical, as songs about war, nuclear war and the cold war were very popular in the 80's) but a good song.
    ShadowAngel85on February 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentA Thousand Years


    Day after day
    I feel myself slowing down
    What does it mean?
    The air has changed
    It's getting harder to breath
    Or so it would seem
    Sail me away to a distant shore
    Where everything's fine

    A thousand years
    Lost in the blink of an eye
    If the sky keeps fallin'
    The world will come tumblin' down
    In a thousand years

    Tell me my friend
    Can you imagine a place
    Free of boundaries and lies
    There's blood on the wind
    And it's come all of the way from faraway skies
    Take me away to a different world
    Where everything's fine

    A thousand years
    Lost in the blink of an eye
    If the sky keeps fallin'
    The world will come tumblin' down
    In a thousand years

    A thousand years
    One day for every life
    Just keep on going
    We'll find you a home underground
    In a thousand years

    [Instrumental break]

    Sail me away to a distant shore
    Where everything's fine

    A thousand years
    Lost in the blink of an eye
    If the sky keeps fallin'
    The world will come tumblin' down
    In a thousand years

    A thousand years
    One day for every life
    Just keep on going
    We'll find you a home underground
    In a thousand years

    (Sail me away to a distant shore
    where everything's fine)

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    It sure isn't C.P's song!
    fivefortypmon February 09, 2012   Link

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