"Turning Page" as written by and Ryan Curtis O'neal....
I've waited a hundred years
But I'd wait a million more for you
Nothing prepared me for
What the privilege of being yours would do

If I had only felt the warmth within your touch
If I had only seen how you smile when you blush
Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough
Well I would have known
What I was living for all along
What I've been living for

Your love is my turning page
Where only the sweetest words remain
Every kiss is a cursive line
Every touch is a redefining phrase

I surrender who I've been for who you are
For nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart
If I had only felt how it feels to be yours
Well I would have known
What I've been living for all along
What I've been living for

Though we're tethered to the story we must tell
When I saw you, well I knew we'd tell it well
With a whisper we will tame the vicious seas
Like a feather bringing kingdoms to their knees


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"Turning Page" as written by Ryan Curtis O'neal

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  • +5
    My InterpretationThis song is a very beautiful.
    "I've waited a hundred years
    But I'd wait a million more for you"
    Its a complex love song about a love that is so pure and special that the wait is worth it if it means that you get to be with the love of your life.
    I like the way that the instrumental starts off slow and intimate then, picks up pace but, still remains are sultry and romantic.
    SleepingOKon November 13, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI cannot believe such a sweet song exists. It explains perfectly how it is to love so much that you find this person the reason of your existence.

    It describes how love can fill your heart with such power...
    SamVerdinon February 17, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI'm surprised there aren't more comments as well. This has got to be one of the greatest love songs ever written and the lyrics are just brilliant.

    I'm trying to figure out the phrase "your love is my turning page". When I first heard it I immediately thought of it as this love is a way for him to move forward into the next chapter of his life. He talks about waiting so long for her, almost like he's been stuck in this phase where he can't progress or move forward. But now the story can continue. That's just what I got from it anyway.
    misa711on January 13, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationTo me this song is about a guy who's loved a girl for a very long time. But, when he finally gets the chance to be with her he blows it, thinking of all the things he could have done, "If I had only felt the warmth within your touch, If I had only seen how you smile when you blush, Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough, I would have known what I was living for." She comes back to him and he thinks the wait is worth it because he's had time to become a better person."I surrender who I've been for who you are ,nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart." He gives up all of his bad ways to be with her.
    ParisLuvon April 30, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song, was in breaking dawn part 1, and i fell in love with it. they could not have picked a more perfect song. and Sleeping at Last could not have written a more perfect song! <3
    ovzuber2012on February 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjust beautiful.
    room4602on December 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionIt's a song about how much a person loves his/her significant other, how he/she feels like finding the right one after a long road of his/her life.

    "Your love is my turning page
    Only the sweetest words remain
    Every kiss is a cursive line
    Every touch is a redefining phrase
    I surrender who I've been for who you are
    Nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart
    If I had only felt how it feels to be yours
    I would have known what I've been living for all along
    What I've been living for"

    ---is trully what he/she feels for her/him but unfortunately he/she is not hers/his

    Eventhough they don't end up being together, both of them are certain that their love was great and unforgetable..

    I love how the slow pace song delivers the strong love message even harder..

    Hopefully the man that I had sent this song to, understands the lyric like I do and able to realize how deep my love was for him..even when we're not together...
    missyellowon March 29, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song Comparisoncomparison to twilight. (sorry but i love twilight and i found this AMAZING song through breaking dawn.)

    I've waited a hundred years But I'd wait a million more for you (edward has waited a LONG time for bella, and he would wait more for her)

    Nothing prepared me for the privilege of being yours (nothing, even being a killer could have prepped him for being bellas)

    If I had only felt the warmth within your touch If I had only seen how you smile when you blush Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough I would have known what I was living for... (if edward had seen bella before, he would have known why he was a vampire, why he was living.)

    Your love is my turning page Only the sweetest words remain Every kiss is a cursive line Every touch is a redefining phrase... (bella is awesome to edward... he loves her so much)

    I surrender who I've been for who you are Nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart If I had only felt how it feels to be yours I would have known what I've been living for all along What I've been living for... (edward would die for bella. she makes him stronger. if he had only felt the love he had for her before, because its so strong. NOW he knows, why he is alive)

    We're tethered to the story we must tell When I saw you well I knew we'd tell it well With the whisper we will tame the vicious scenes Like a feather bringing kingdoms to their knees (theyd tell their story of them being together well? idk this verse very well...)
    penguinlovon May 08, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is my personal interpretation in the context of a situation I am going through right now. I do not believe this is necessarily (or at all) the musician's meaning behind it... this is how these couple of lyrics touched me today in the moment i am living right now...


    "I surrender who I've been for who you are"

    I feel like, in my current situation, I was so set in my ways and wanting him to change that I didn't realize that I needed to make some changes with regards to acceptance and understanding that him and I are not exactly alike and I can not make him be someone he is not and that I need to surrender who I am (dominating the situation and wanting what I want when I want it) for who he is (someone who is slow to change, shy, not as touchy feely as I'd prefer, etc. etc.) I must accept his way of being and to do so I must surrender my "need" for him to be something his is not...

    "Nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart"
    The same situation I spoke of above... I have had to be so strong through all of this. Surrendering my needs and wants and desires in order to keep around the man that I love so much... this man who has a fragile heart, that I didn't even realize he did until recently. But he is fragile. I am not so much. I am growing stronger through this and I'm realizing that I CAN sacrifice some of my desires and needs for him... for my love. I can do it and I will be stronger for it and who knows? Maybe down the road he will grow stronger and he may someday be able to fulfill some of these needs and desires I have that he is simply unable to do at this time... Maybe later he will be able to stand in the other shoes and make sacrifices for who I am... and we will meet in this beautiful middle.
    scootteddyon July 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cannot believe no one has commented on this amazing song yet. The meaning is pretty obvious nontheless. But the song itself is simply beautiful! I can't stop listening to it.
    MalakSabehon December 28, 2011   Link

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